This April 10, 2010 photo provided by Protect Our Winters shows Jeremy Jones at the Fairweather Mountains near Yakutat, Alaska. The backcountry snowboarder says he's seen the effects of climate change... more 
This April 10, 2010 photo provided by Protect Our Winters shows Jeremy Jones at the Fairweather Mountains near Yakutat, Alaska. The backcountry snowboarder says he's seen the effects of climate change up close in 18 years of heading to Alaska for deep powder in the winter. "Our season ends a week earlier than it used to. The glacier we use to land on, we can't anymore," Jones said. It's part of the reason he formed Protect Our Winters in 2007 to unite snowboarders and skiers behind saving what they love. Coming off a ski season with weak snowfall in much of Colorado, Utah and the Northeast, there's a sense of urgency to what the group wants to do next, namely making Congress pay more attention to climate change. (AP Photo/Protect Our Winters, Greg Von Doersten) MANDATORY CREDIT: GREG VON DOERSTEN less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Protect Our Winters, Greg Von Doersten
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