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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:21 am 
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I'm down to practice with my beacon too. I'm taking my avy class all next weekend, but other than that, I'm relatively free. I can also do mornings because I start work at 1pm.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:32 am 
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The only way I could get out this weekend would be on slow shoes, so I'm planning on trail running this weekend.
That said, I'm always up for the idea throughout the season and next weekend I'll definitely be getting out to scout around.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:39 am 
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Snurfer: I know it is still a little early, but I just want to have my quads hate me more than they currently do. I went on a run last night and my quads were still sore from my marathon :lol: I would be down next weekend to get out too.

KR: Let me know when you get back and I am always down to get out. Practice and a few turns. What could be better than that?

If anyone wants to get out say tomorrow let me know I am itching to get out after riding those 4 feet of powder in Vegas :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:31 am 
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I would be down to do some beacon drills for sure. keep me in the loop for that.

Bucky- I love it. Maybe this is karma for me shitting in that creek in Nevada. But if so why must we all suffer?

I'm thinking about sacrificing a virgin girl on top of Mt. Olympus but i'm having a hard time finding one of those :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:45 am 
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Wasatch Surf wrote:
I'm thinking about sacrificing a virgin girl on top of Mt. Olympus but i'm having a hard time finding one of those


Shouldn't there be a lot of those in Utah? :nononno:


Hey, for all you late risers, I'm heading up in Cardiff Fork this morning for a walk/shuffle/dig. Come rally if you want, I'll bring an extra transceiver.

Number is 801-694-7933.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:15 am 
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I skinned up to Reynolds today and had a nice time. It was pretty wind affected but turns in the trees were money. There is a nasty surface hoar growing though. With the clear nights what do you really expect. I had never been up to Reynolds and it looks like a super fun line once we get some snow ugh

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One of these days I will get action shots, but right now I am not even wasting my time pulling out the camera do to lack of snow. It was also pretty cold this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:51 am 
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Ran up to Grandeur Peak yesterday afternoon [via south route]...

Our fair city of SL,UT... Totally NOT human caused... :roll:
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Tide (smog) rolls in on Mt Oly, Neffs and Green Canyon...
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Pano of SLC
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Seen form Church Fork: Big Water, Wilson, Soldier, Alexander, Gobblers, Porter, Thaynes, Neffs, Oly...
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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:55 pm 
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No pictures, but...

Short tour, Catherine's area, LCC

-2c, clear skies, no wind. Beautiful day in the mountains!

Quick snowpit: 9500', due N aspect, 29 degrees

50 cm snow

Layering: Frozen facets on the ground (leftover October snow) is making a nice bed surface. More weaker facets on top of that, some more faceted snow, a small leftover wind slab, then the newest snow, which is rapidly deteriorating.

Mid-range compression tests results, Q3 shears, failing in the facets 5 cm above the crust on the ground. No results for ECT.

So... moderate strength, low energy, poor structure. We're set up for another giant avalanche cycle with the next decent storm. (If it wasn't already obvious.)

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:03 am 
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it will never snow here again.

any beta on mountains in the four corners area? looks like they are going to get some pretty serious snow.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:14 pm 
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wasatch surf wrote:
any beta on mountains in the four corners area? looks like they are going to get some pretty serious snow.


It looks like the LaSals and Abajos are at 84% SWE and 94% SWE, respectively. The following link is were I got these numbers from. Select "percent average" at the top of the map. Also, the data are loading really slowly today for some reason.

http://www.cbrfc.noaa.gov/gmap/cmap2.php?con=snow

Hope that helps.


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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I was able to drive Golds Basin road (La Sals) with bald tires a week ago yesterday. I certainly wouldn't roll the dice on a road trip just yet.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Light snow falling tonight in upper BCC

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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8:29am MST... There's a curious white powder floating down from the sky and its getting all over everything... :shock:

BTW Sweet photo Dan!

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