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  • #575332
    KR
    159 Posts

    Thanks for getting this started last year, Snurfer. Can we start a new one? Here goes…

    Friday, 10/7

    Light W wind, trace of graupel, and cold…60cm/2ft of medium density new snow above 10000′ in upper LCC, much less snow below that…some wind effect along ridges…it looked like the snow came in wet, a mixture of snow/rain, as evidenced by the 1cm crust at the ground…will this snow last through the next storm?…keep an eye on the places where it might stick around to become the January depth hoar layer. (Sorry no pictures from today.)

    #644089
    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    I was up at Alta from about noon ’till 2ish. Coverage on the reliable early season east facers can be ridden without hitting too many objects.

    However, this stoney forbidden fruit wasn’t quite ripe enough yet. Oh well. Luckily my buddy and I are masochists.


    #644090
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Yes indeed, time for a new thread… :thumpsup:
    I’m def gonna stick to trail running for a while longer…

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #644091
    KR
    159 Posts

    @snurfer wrote:

    Yes indeed, time for a new thread… :thumpsup:

    Glad we got your ‘thumbs up’, Snurfer… Join in when you get on the snow!

    (We’ll all be back on bare trails next week!)

    #644092
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    Went for a walk in BCC today. Ran into WOW, bullshitted about how much we hate october snow. The bro-brahs were really giving it to guardsmen’s pass today. Looked fun. Weather really fucked with the leaves. Saw moose, deer, grouse, and bobcat tracks. and one dude carrying a board towards reynolds :scratch: . Not much up there right now, but maybe he made it work.

    Here’s to a deep and safe season! :drinks:

    #644093
    Snurfer
    1448 Posts

    Took the pooch for a snow run up to Dog Lake this morning. Last nights low density snow was much improved over the previous wet heavy stuff and a joy to run through (e.g., Dry).
    Depths ranged from two to ten inches of fresh over the settled heavy stuff. The aspen carnage as a result of the wet heavy stuff is pretty bad in Millcreek, of course the mighty evergreens stood their ground.

    Despite some of you finding stoke among the sharks, I’m hoping this melts and we don’t have a repeat of ’09….. :nononno:

    Sorry no pics 🙁

    Shark Snowsurf Chuna
    Voile V-Tail 170 BC
    Voile One Ninety Five
    Spark R&D Arc

    #644094
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    I skinned up Flagstaff yesterday and here are a few pictures. It went way slower than expecting either due to the half marathon I ran an hour before heading out or the fact it is still early season. The snow was deeper than expected on South Southeast aspects. Was knee deep in most places. Only two other tracks were found, but I had to put the skinner up. I only went about half way up since I knew towards the top it was pretty rocky. It was a good time until I hit a shark fin about half way down and jacked my knee up. I should have been like everyone else and went to alta and now I know why everyone else did. The bushes are a killer. Got a couple face shots which is straight money for early October. Not great stoke since I was dolo, but still fun to be out.

    Looking at everyone at Alta

    Right before I dropped in. Super fun and deep except a few bushes.

    #644088
    Alx88
    42 Posts

    No conditions.. I was gonna go up superior last Saturday but I thought better of it at the last moment. Here’s my 10-11 compilation edit.

    [vimeo:3bhawbb5]http://www.vimeo.com/30058778[/vimeo:3bhawbb5]

    Pray for Snow! :doobie:

    #644086
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    Pray for Snow! :doobie:

    Alecs, I’m praying you get a Mon-Fri, 9-5 job so theres some blank canvases out there for me to paint this year. You absolutely killed it last year, every weekend warriors nightmare. Sick edit. Thanks for the stoke everyone.

    #644087
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    @utah wrote:

    Alecs, I’m praying you get a Mon-Fri, 9-5 job so theres some blank canvases out there for me to paint this year.

    He even came down to the San Juans and did that to us! Weekday warriors :banghead: . More power to you. But its not like I crossed his tracks or changed my plans, so I guess I’m ok with it. Got to love the Juans, just don’t move down here Alex. :thumpsup:

    #644095
    Alx88
    42 Posts

    Sorry guys, no 9-5 here :bananas: .. I’m open to job offers though, I’m well versed in environmental policy and writing. Until someone finds me a job, I’m gonna keep gettin’ it :doobie:

    Utah, it looks as though you like to roll solo alot, I’d love to hook up for some turns some day. And summersgone, no threat of me relocating to the Juans, unless Venture expands enough to need a professed environmentalist on their staff, but it’d be sweet to hook up for some Juan-slaughter in the near future. Now that that’s cleared, you can re-focus your prayers :bow: towards snowfall!

    #644096
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    @summersgone wrote:

    Got to love the Juans, just don’t move down here Alex. :thumpsup:

    You mean like you did? F-in east coasters…. :duel: 😉

    #644097
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    Ha, perfect. I got nothing to come back with on that HFT. I’ll go back into hiding. :ninja: 😆

    Sorry for the thread derail. We’ll let you guys get back to partying. :disco:

    #644098
    KR
    159 Posts

    Update on snow conditions in LCC…

    Southerly aspects are completely bare.

    Northerlies are holding 20-50cm between 9k and 11k. There was at stout crust (heat related?) about 10cm down at 10k. The snow on top has probaby trickled in from the latest passing cold fronts and a bit of wind. Not a whole lot of faceting going on… probably due to the warm-ish temperatures the last couple weeks.

    Overall, there is enough (but not ‘enough’) snow on the ground for major faceting to occur if we hit a cold snap. And this could be a season-long problem on the N above 9k.

    A couple pics from today:

    Good preseason lines, still rocky

    And, a rough profile at 10k on the north (maybe you can see that crust)

    #644099
    KR
    159 Posts

    yo, i’ve been fiddling with this for almost an hour, and I can’t get my pictures to show up…

    I’ve got the pics uploaded to PicasaWeb. I’m copying the link, in the bottom right corner where it says ‘link’, and it begins with https://picasaweb.google

    WTF!?! :banghead:

    #644100
    KR
    159 Posts

    Yo! Is it just me, or do you all only see a red ‘X’ with the word ‘image’? Can’t figure out what’s going on.

    #644101
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    I am not even seeing the Red X’s :scratch:

    #644102
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Quote your original thread and look at the link, you need a link that has ” .jpg” at the end of it, that way you know it links to the image. Quote my response for the code.

    To get the URL of the image, I right clicked the image and went to properties (internet explorer here at work :banghead: ) and paste that into your tags.

    #644103
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    I sent you a PM for assistance.

    Cheers!

    Pedro

    #644104
    WhitePine
    503 Posts

    Or if you are using Google Chrome you just right click the picture and select Copy image URL. Then when you are posting click the Img icon at the top of the post. And make sure the end of the URL has a .jpeg or .gif or whatever file format you are using. You can always click preview first to make sure it worked.
    Here is an example of WoW’s dancing snowman (aka Jivestick).
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ItIFdB8_uCo/S7n7ZyaX7nI/AAAAAAAAATI/ZyWtr7q9zbw/s45/Snowman.gif[/img <–I left off the closing bracket on purpose here

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