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  • #643733
    radam
    25 Posts

    Anyone know if there are turns to be had near Barlow Ridge hut? I’ll be in there over the weekend with a couple non-splitter friends. Looks like there is a 1000′ fall line off the ridge. Not expecting much if anything right now given the lack of snow but curious for future ideas. Cheers.

    #643734
    chronicracing
    162 Posts

    Snow’s coming in!

    Monday -meadows night skiing $10

    Thursday -Hood split trip

    Sat. & Sun. -considering; S. Sister, Tatoosh, Helen’s, or Hood. Winter camping somewhere as long as it’s not r*****g.

    Let’s get some!

    #643735
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    Chronic — I’m headed for Baker this weekend but I’m in for next weekend. Helens?

    www.splitlife.net

    #643736
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    radam there is turns up there right from the hut. a short run with some tight trees but its worth taking your board for sure. it is going to snow!

    #643737
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    ive got thursday off chronic

    #643738
    Darrick
    96 Posts

    Hey guys. My wife and I are planning a possible move to Portland this year and I want to start tapping into the network here. We are gonna make a trip mid-march from Norcal and it would be great to meet some new people and tour around a bit. Also, anyone here involved in woodworking in any way? Or, do you have any friends that own or work at a shop? Furniture making in particular? I will be looking for a job at some point. Thanks and looking forward to riding with you.

    #643739
    acmcmurray
    39 Posts

    Chronic and Chris,

    I’ve got Wednesday and thurs off this coming week and I’m down to shred/camp/tour/party. Anything’s game, hood, baker, helens, etc.

    hit me up.

    #643740
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    hey darrick whats up man. Portland has a very welcoming scene for anyone making something with their hands whether it be art/ woodworking, sculpture, metal or whatever. give yourself a week up here on your vacation.

    acmcmurray- lets keep an eye on the freezing level but yeah, lets do all of that.

    #643741
    spnce
    35 Posts

    Anybody planning something next weekend? All you non weekend warriors are making me jealous 😥

    #643742
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    I’m down for riding next weekend if anyone’s game and is still in the mood after all the midweek sessions… Just got back from Baker and it was deep, light and scary… had a close call with avy in the bc this morning. I’m jonesin for Hood and the spots I know and love. Saturday or Sunday, don’t matter.

    www.splitlife.net

    #643743
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    Actually, how about Tilly Jane this weekend? Anyone down? I’m probably staying there on Saturday night no matter what. You can book your spot by going to recreation.gov and searching ‘Tilly Jane.’

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    #643744
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    copied and pasted from NWAC

    “strong winds and very slow warming likely over the next 48 hours, this almost perfect storm of avalanche condtions should create increasingly large and very dangerous avalanches in many areas”.

    avalanche warnings are in place yo.

    #643745
    christoph benells
    717 Posts

    “natural and human triggered avalanches should become certain and where large to very large avalanches should become likely…with some natural or triggered slides likely reaching up to 6 to 10 feet or more.”

    #643746
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    Just looking at Meadows and Timberline’s website. Sounds like the conditions are turning in a nonfavorable direction. Meadows reported rain and fresh powder becoming heavy. Hopefully this is a just temporary and change back to snow tonight. I would hate to see all that fresh powder go to waste…

    #643747
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    Patrick, I actually think it’s a good thing. Some rain could help increase bonding of the new snow, and decrease the avy risk for this weekend. I got my eyes glued to NWAC for the next few days. I’m going to TJ anyway tho, fuck it I’ll just do tree runs if the avy risk is too high. This much new snow is too good to miss out on!

    www.splitlife.net

    #643748
    Joeyzims
    100 Posts

    This much new snow is too good to miss out on!

    Powder fever…

    Some rain could help increase bonding of the new snow, and decrease the avy risk for this weekend.

    I disagree… in my opinion of course. It would take quite a bit of swe to perculate all the way through five feet of snow to bond to the Ice layer that stuff is releasing on. This is the perfect upside down storm and rain is going to help create an even more consolidated slab above that weak layer. I imagine strong temp gradients and poor bonding to stick around for a minute. Now the rain may help some stuff to release which could work in your favor but I would be super cautious if I were you.

    #643749
    chronicracing
    162 Posts

    Saftey First.

    #643750
    nwboarder82
    166 Posts

    @jefe009 wrote:

    Patrick, I actually think it’s a good thing. Some rain could help increase bonding of the new snow, and decrease the avy risk for this weekend. I got my eyes glued to NWAC for the next few days. I’m going to TJ anyway tho, fuck it I’ll just do tree runs if the avy risk is too high. This much new snow is too good to miss out on!

    You might want to check out the recent trip report on TAY. Sounds like it was spotty coverage in some areas and wind effected.

    #643751
    jlag
    118 Posts

    @jefe009 wrote:

    Patrick, I actually think it’s a good thing. Some rain could help increase bonding of the new snow, and decrease the avy risk for this weekend. I got my eyes glued to NWAC for the next few days. I’m going to TJ anyway tho, fuck it I’ll just do tree runs if the avy risk is too high. This much new snow is too good to miss out on!

    In no way shape or form would the rain help increase bonding. You really need to do more research and look into what you are talking about. This is scary.

    JL

    #643752
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    @jlag wrote:

    @jefe009 wrote:

    Patrick, I actually think it’s a good thing. Some rain could help increase bonding of the new snow, and decrease the avy risk for this weekend. I got my eyes glued to NWAC for the next few days. I’m going to TJ anyway tho, fuck it I’ll just do tree runs if the avy risk is too high. This much new snow is too good to miss out on!

    In no way shape or form would the rain help increase bonding. You really need to do more research and look into what you are talking about. This is scary.

    JL

    Initially I would expect rain to increase the potential for slides as it would weigh down the top layer even more over the weaker layers. But as the water percolates through the layers, wouldn’t it help bond the weaker top layers as the water freezes when the temps drop?

    Anyway, even having made very conservative decisions, I just had a scare on Monday in the N. Cascades and will not be taking any kind of risk. I’m very interested to dig into the snow this weekend and find out what’s going on, but am anticipating lots of tree runs in the near future.

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