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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:21 pm 
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Nick- What are you doing rotations in/for?

Anyone know if the Troots are still super wind scoured and wind loaded or have they evened out a bit?


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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:07 pm 
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quite honestly, i havent ridden outside of the bridgers since this summer. havent needed to. its been deep, [relatively] stable, and the lifts are turning now. most of the touring ill be doin from now on will either be bridgers or hyalite.. and from reading the avy reports, ill be stickin in bounds for awhile.. :doobie:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:14 pm 
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I've been having too much fun with my fatbike to have been out splitting more than once this year. Excited to do some touring soon though. Haven't been on a ski lift in about two years but may be headed up the ol' Bowl tomorrow with some coworkers.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:31 am 
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Toured up to Emerald lake in the East fork of Hyalite yesterday. Thought I might avoid the ice fest crowds over there and I was right...not a soul had been up the east fork trail more than about a mile since before the last storm. Didn't actually end up riding anything, mostly due to my canine partner. Conditions down low seemed alright, no obvious signs of instability although I did not dig. I saw some evidence of slides but they all looked to be at least a few days old and were starting to fill back thanks to the wind. We could definitely use more snow up there still...only about 3 feet (in non blown/loaded areas) by the lake. It was blowing up high and I don't think I would have felt comfortable riding anything off the ridges. I went in with the goal to explore and tire the dog out. I was pleasantly surprised at some of the lines I found off the NE face of Overlook and on east facing terrain off the southern end of the ridge between east fork and flanders. Some of the most potential I've seen in Hyalite but also a bit of a haul to get there. Should make for a fun playground later in the season when things fill in a bit more. Fingers crossed for a fruitful storm this week.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:40 am 
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Toured up into Hyalite main fork yesterday. Superb riding conditions. Plenty of loading of N to E aspects going on. Saw two big natural releases on Divide Peak's east face that looked to be a day or two old.

Dug around on the slopes I rode (NE facing @ ~9,100') to see how the facets were doing. Immediately got a heads up when I sunk all the way to the ground after stepping out of my (split)skis. Long story short, seems like things have gained just enough strength to be really unpredictable. Scary part is they're still propagating. (Both pit results were ECTP 15 Q2 for those interested).

Take care out there and heed what the facets tell you.
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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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damn, you should send those shots to Hustler magazine, cus those are some big naturals!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Snow looked really good today at Texas meadow. But I dug down and found about 3 feet of dense, wind packed snow on top of the good ol' facet (I got an ECTP26, just so you know). I don't think that $#*& rotten layer is going anywhere soon :nononno:. This is my second winter season here in Bozeman, and I don't have enough experience dealing with continental snow pack. So I'm wondering what other splitters around here would do during tricky time like this?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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I would continue the habits youve seemed to adopt. i.e. compression tests and conservative decision making. but most of all stay focused and present while traveling on steep slopes and dont ever let your guard down. pic looks good. you skin out from alpine or brackett? im laid up w/ a bad back so the more photos the merrier!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:38 am 
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this was monday. 1 of top 5 deepest days of the season so far
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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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To any Montanan currently lamenting the fucked up conditions in SWMT- I suggest you head to Jackson if you have the time.
Things are way less touchy down there right now. Some problematic facet layers/persistent slab problems, but in general the snowpack is way deeper and they didn't develop that awful depth hoar that we seem to keep hearing from around Bozeman. A few photos from last week:
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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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I will be in Cooke 1/1-1/7. Potentially in need of a partner 1/2 and/or 1/3. PM me if you're interested.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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Cooke sounds great, but I'm heading back to Jackson for another week on Friday.

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