Forums Current Conditions Utah 2010-2011 Utah Conditions Viewing 20 posts - 201 through 220 (of 379 total) ← 1 … 10 11 12 … 19 → Author Posts February 15, 2011 at 2:57 am #630389 Snurfer 1448 Posts X2 on what UTAH said :thumpsup: BTW Mar, just saw the Backcountry Photo Annual. A belated congrats on the write up :headbang: Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc February 15, 2011 at 6:18 am #630390 jeri534 159 Posts nice pics everyone, great week weve had, cant wait for this next storm coming up. Anyone heading out thurs and fri? would like to shred with some of you guys now knowing that i have some touring exp under my belt….and maybe learn some of the less populated zones in the wasatch February 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm #630391 Snurfer 1448 Posts @jeri534 wrote: nice pics everyone, great week weve had, cant wait for this next storm coming up. Anyone heading out thurs and fri? would like to shred with some of you guys now knowing that i have some touring exp under my belt….and maybe learn some of the less populated zones in the wasatch I’ll likely get one pre-work line on Friday, but I need to be skining by about 6:15-6:30am 🙁 Otherwise, its the weekend for me… Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc February 15, 2011 at 6:00 pm #630392 jeri534 159 Posts Im down for an early morning tour, if you dont mind me joining shoot me a pm :rock: February 15, 2011 at 11:44 pm #630393 mar123 370 Posts thanks ya’ll…Nice report and pics Bucky, gotta make it out there sometime…Will be riding Brighton all day Thursday, and possibly touring on Saturday forecast video below….STOKED!! :bananas: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/wxbriefing/wxb14feb2011/player.html February 18, 2011 at 2:53 am #630394 wasatch surf 979 Posts mid elevation, slopes under 35 degrees rode pretty well today. Could feel the crust underneath but it was still fun. cold. February 18, 2011 at 4:05 am #630395 jeri534 159 Posts word, good riding with ya, nice to meet bucky too February 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm #630396 Snurfer 1448 Posts 2/18/2011 Big Cottonwood, Took the V-Tail 90 out for a dawn patrol. 6-7am… Gusty south winds were brutalizing the the ridge lines, even at a measly 8900′. Cornices were very reactive and dense along N/NE. Snow rode like settled baking soda, very dense and chalky over a sun rotted crust. Any day is a good day, but this morning was just barely… Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc February 19, 2011 at 1:56 am #630397 buckchow 356 Posts Went (partway) up Maybird Chute today. Where we started our descent from, a hasty column dug in a windloaded bank failed on isolation, with a soft slab of approx 18 inches on top of couple inches of pooled graupel. Fairly clean shears, moderate sensitivity, were also observed 4 to 6 inches below the surface, where the new Monday snow was forming minor windslabs. The chute is south-facing and the lower part got slightly damper from the on/off sun. More of a factor on the snowpack were the winds, which were blowing the loose snow around a fair bit, frequently up the chute. Gareth is in from SF: So is Steve B: Gareth measures the choke: February 19, 2011 at 2:44 am #630398 Snurfer 1448 Posts Wow Bucky considerably different conditions than BBC @ 7am This ridge gets drifts, but I’d never seen anything like these Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc February 19, 2011 at 3:57 am #630399 wasatch surf 979 Posts nice bucky i’ve always wanted that one February 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm #630400 mar123 370 Posts nice line Bucky!! Ended up getting out Friday instead of today…Very windy along the ridges but soon as you dropped in it was calm with good snow clip from Friday…Days and Main Days [vimeo:2ux4jszz]http://www.vimeo.com/20139951[/vimeo:2ux4jszz] dropping relentless on the ridges Back to LCC, snow was variable up top…Found the gully on the way down great turning and fun features in there…Wind slabs were encountered on ascent and descent, stubborn to break loose February 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm #630402 mar123 370 Posts Did’nt feel like painting today…GoPro funny -Mar February 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm #630401 jeri534 159 Posts anyone getting out monday?this storm looks like its gonna bring some decent snow with pretty low winds February 19, 2011 at 11:44 pm #630403 WhitePine 503 Posts Hah nice one Mar. Funny thing is, my buddy was doing that not 45 minutes ago. I saw a soft slab partially bury a girl today on NE aspect at 9500ft. Probably 40ft wide and ran about 150ft. She was stuck up to her waste. 😯 February 20, 2011 at 4:39 am #630404 Incalescent 225 Posts It’s pretty f’n good out here right now. Yeah. http://goldenincalescent.blogspot.com/ February 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm #630405 Snurfer 1448 Posts Saturday 2/20 Elbow Fork (Lamb’s Canyon Spur) It’s ridiculous out there! 😯 Trail cuts were sliding with almost zero provocation on direct south and north facing. Slides were confined to snow that had fallen this morning and were sliding on as little as 25°. With a good stomp these slides were stepping down into the entirety of the storm snow, to nearly a foot. By the time I got to 7600′ I could no longer break trail! (Yes I said 7600′) It was nearly three feet deep and low density. There were times where drifting plus mini slides had the snow over my waist, it was ridiculous. Even being on a 190 swallowtail, I had to ride out in my skin track. Even If I could have skinned up a steeper slope I wouldn’t have risked riding anything else this morning. Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc February 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm #630406 wasatch surf 979 Posts @mar123 wrote: Did’nt feel like painting today…GoPro funny -Mar yes! this is probably the single best thing i’ve ever seen on splitboard.com February 21, 2011 at 9:24 pm #630407 jeri534 159 Posts damn I want a swallow tail split for days like today [youtube:2yju2rp6]Y7xpLmRLTyg[/youtube:2yju2rp6] February 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm #630408 mar123 370 Posts thanks Wasatch!! today was nice indeed… Viewing 20 posts - 201 through 220 (of 379 total) ← 1 … 10 11 12 … 19 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.