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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:35 pm 
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^^^^ Interesting choice of zones Mar123... I thought I was the only crazy that toured the elk and scrub oak zones... :D

Did a an early morning run up to Big Water today, not much snow stuff going on up that way...

Man in tights intended to show scale of snow depth :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:23 pm 
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I found this link to be a quick and easy way to voice your opposition to the proposed Canyons to Solitude tram. We're blessed to have the mtn's we do so it's our cause to protect them. If you don't know this area is an amazing place with open glades and aspens in the winter and lot's of moose and beaver in the summer.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-3452

Here's some pics from my holiday week. I'm thinking snowy thoughts Doug.
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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:07 am 
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thanks for the link Nic.

I wrote a letter and told them to shove the tram up their ass. so hopefully I get put on some sort of domestic terrorist watch now...
I really hate the political system and ethics in our state

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:26 pm 
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Went up yesterday into Albion Basin/Catherine's/Rocky Point area. As UAC reports, winds were not an issue, although the snow is a mess. Ridges are bare and scoured, north facing snow is falling apart as you try to set a skin track, and everything else is heavily tracked, buffed, sculpted, etc. But, despite all that, we actually found some patches to make some nice turns.

Snow pits on the N were not showing propagation in ECTs, with mid range score failure on compression tests, Q2 shears. Overall, less 'propagation propensity' for those buried faceted layers.

But, the next weak layer is today's surface. It's a sand pit out there.

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Ridges were thin and rocky.
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Todd Glew complained all day, but still skis stronger than me. :mrgreen:
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Rick Wyatt laying it down. Yeah!
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Solo splitboarder in our group. That's how it goes. :clap:
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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:46 pm 
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12/3 turns better than expected, beautiful day today
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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Ok. Fess up. Which one of you pissed off Ullr?

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http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Alta&state=UT&site=SLC&textField1=40.5889&textField2=-111.637&e=1
Somebody needs to sacrifice a snowboard pronto. Preferably a solid.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:42 am 
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WhitePine wrote:
Somebody needs to sacrifice a snowboard pronto. Preferably a solid.
Doing my best, vis a vis sacrificial offerings to the snow spirits:

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Also letters sent to congresspeeps, thanks to UTAH for the quick link. Hope to be out riding with yall soon enough. Remember to keep the "Christ where's the goddamn snow?" in "Christmas."


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Haha, awesome Bucky. Glad to see you're doing your part.

And thanks UTAH, I also sent my congressman an ear full.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:44 am 
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You all can blame me...
Over the summer I told Wasatch Surf I wasn't going to go out rock hounding this year... I can't count the times I said "Yeah, probably won't ride until at least mid- December"...

I'm flattered to have the ear of whatever diety's sit on the council of snow and all, but geesh talk about feeling like a complete shithead :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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be thankful for what you have... now get out there and shred the sandbox!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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I'm curious (in lieu of storms) if any locals would like to get out for some beacon drills?
I figure there is plenty of snow to work with our beacons and it might be a good opp to put faces to names. Theres no doubt once the snow flies many of us will be thinking pow, pow, pow, so now is probably a good time to practice...
If anyone has an extra beacon that would probably be useful...

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Snurf: Wanna get out Saturday do that and maybe some powder park?

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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yo snurfer and snowvols--

i'd be stoked to get out and work with beacons. i think i could really benefit from working with other brands than my own, just to round out the skill set. I think there's many more variables to this whole subject than most realize, and it's always great to have these discussions.

i'm leaving town this weekend for ten days or so, but if folks are still down after 12/20-ish, lets make it happen!

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