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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:42 am 
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from last night
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did proper superior today finally, didnt realize how much of a bootpack it was to get to the peak, otherwise one of my better tours this winter in UT
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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:22 pm 
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sweet pics ya'll...been riding resort and some slackcountry, snow has been siiiiick

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:08 pm 
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was in Days today, no instabilities, awesome snow



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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:12 pm 
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trying to get out tomorrow, looking for a partner, anyone getting after it?


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:17 am 
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Here's from this AM, riding with Jason and Sean in Uintas.

Conditions were a healthy amount of rightside-up powder that had been laid down in waves over the past few days. Depth of snow varied greatly by aspect due to wind activity - we focused on northwest through northeast facing wind-sheltered terrain which yielded excellent riding. A pit revealed firm consolidation once you were down below the recent storm snow. We were able to get this lower, hard snowpack to shear cleanly at three different depths, but it took hard shoulder swings to get them to crack out. We did not dig down to see how sugary at the ground; probe pole indicated 8 foot total snowpack NE facing 10800'. We figured this deep, consolidated snowpack would bridge fine in below 35 degree angle trees. We did not try to tickle the steeper, treeless slidepath slopes in the area. I got a small sluff to run in an isolated steeper rocky section. We saw evidence of old slides that had run couple hundred feet on an approx 38 degree north facing slidepath.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:57 pm 
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cool video :thumpsup:

first time breaking trail @ pole line pass, medium density snow, tough breaking, didnt do anything steep though, dropped in at the trees at the bottom off the bowl, slow snow but it was fun
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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:47 pm 
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good tour today, thanks for taking me out WasatchSurf/Pow_Hnd..good times
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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:03 pm 
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nice vid bucky. i like the part where you nailed the tree well. swag.

hooked up with tyler and jeri for tour in wally world. we actually had to break trail, i forgot what that was like :scratch:

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haven't ridden this bowl in a few years, it was fun to put a line down it again.
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Jeri happy to be in the sun. it was cold on the other side.
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Tyler looking smooth after picking his way through the cornice debris(the cornices up there are insane this year)
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N facing still holding excellent dry powder. E facing was warming up fast when we made our last two runs. I'm sure it's toast by now. fun to get back there again this season.
Dropped a few big chunks off the cornice but didn't get any action. Things felt stable, but we did notice a few natural slides from the cycle yesterday.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:07 am 
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Chimera Snow|boards is having a little show-and-tell in our own backyard on Saturday. Thought I'd link a post here for the Wasatch locs....


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:04 pm 
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This ended up being a lot sketchier than it looked. But it was fun. Good times with Bucky today.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:17 pm 
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nice pics, wish I got out, I think I was feeling okay when I woke up but I only got like 3 hours of sleep and I dont wanna be that guy lagging on the tour so I decided to skip this one sorry haha


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:56 am 
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Way to get after it dudes! :headbang:
With trail races every month I've fully transitioned to running mode, so I truly appreciate the stoke! :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
Might get out a time, or two to see how the trails are melting out (sorry) and I'll do my annual Wolf Creek day when the road to Hanna opens, but otherwise I'll be getting my snurf stoke vicariously...

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:24 pm 
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The Utah Avy Forecast Center is unfortunately scaling back for the season this weekend, citing lack of funding. When I think of how much I benefit from their forecasts and evaluations and accident reports, it makes me a tad nervous that we won't have their expertise, now that we're moving into what promises to be a long spring splitboarding season. (Plenty of big slides this past week, there was an avy tragedy just a few days ago, the stats say there's avg 5 feet of monthly snowfall at Alta in April alone, etc.) I just donated some $ to thank them and help them out, and I'd encourage any UT locals to consider that too. I have no affiliation with them, just feel like contributions to them are a direct investment in a safer, funner backcountry experience for me and my friends. They're good people and do valuable work on a limited budget.


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