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 Post subject: PNW splitters please be careful out there.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:46 pm 
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http://www.kgw.com/news/Two-backcountry ... 50981.html

Avy reports showing dangerous instability all through the cascades.

http://www.ktvz.com/news/bend-man-digs- ... index.html



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 Post subject: Re: PNW splitters please be careful out there.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:41 pm 
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Talk about a reactive snow-pack! Don't be the one to wake up that White-Dragon!

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 Post subject: Re: PNW splitters please be careful out there.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:44 pm 
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It is not just the PNW. Pretty much everywhere in the West has been hammered with snow. 6 people killed in avalanche since February 8th. We have crossed that tipping point. Everyone should be on high alert.


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 Post subject: Re: PNW splitters please be careful out there.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:01 pm 
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Went out to see for myself today, in a notoriously safe place near home. Lots of whumphing at treeline elevation was creepy and sounded like it was propagating pretty far. 40cm of unconsolidated storm snow was sitting on a nasty faceted crust, very poorly bonded (ct4/q1).

Took the easy way back down to the truck but I'm glad I went and sussed it out.

Definitely resort conditions.


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