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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:18 pm 
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Cool to see you young bucks slaying dragons. Good seeing that Nomad character still wanders these parts too. Haven't seen him hopping off a chimney of near vertical exposure lately - is he getting old?


You mean like this?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:46 am 
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That poor boy seems to be upside down.

Anyone for poaching some Crazies?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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high tide in the tetons lately...
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it's been a tough season due to injury and a lack of riding partners. Stoked to have my brother-in-law and his crew in town for the last week.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:45 pm 
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lewmt wrote:

Anyone for poaching some Crazies?

hell yeah. once these weak layers are melted into submission. you been out there this season?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:33 am 
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Last weekend in Cooke. Still too worried about deep instabilities to jump on anything too committing, but fun exploring some of the new as well as some of the familiar. Plus we caught a sleeper 8-12" and it stayed cold enough to really enjoy things!

Hilarious to see that photo of Patrick up there btw too. It was a totally unexpected moment.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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nickstayner wrote:
Last weekend in Cooke. Still too worried about deep instabilities to jump on anything too committing...

Hilarious to see that photo of Patrick up there btw too. It was a totally unexpected moment.


It's okay to get surprised by one of your photos popping up randomly online. Not okay to get surprised by a 10' deep slab.

With this season's snowpack it is my estimation there will be decent skiing in the Absaroka-Beartooths for the entirety of the summer and into next winter. If anyone has a bucket list goal of skiing twelve consecutive months of a year this will be a good one to do it.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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I'm here... it hasn't been all that easy to get radical this year with the sketchiness and all. I've really been dialing it back - it's just too difficult to manage unpredictable deep slabs. Hopefully things turn around soon (it's looking better at least).

This was Saturday. My apologies for the selfies. Hold on while I get the links working....

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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Selfies are ok when they are rad.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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dang! :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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Reading this morning's avalanche report prompted me to provide pit results and observations from a mellow trip this past Sunday. Particularly these words:

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A compression test failed with moderate force one foot off the ground on this layer, yet my extended column test (ECT) did not—conflicting results. ... Just gently placing my shovel blade behind the ECT caused the block to easily pop off...


My wife and I opted for a very conservative tour this past weekend making a loop from Langhor trailhead, up the Langhor/Toole Road, then breaking off at a switchback to descend along a ridge, then valley downward to the Langhor/Lead Mine road and then back out to the road.

We dug only one pit primarily for the sake of staying in practice as avalanche danger was very low given our route along sub 30 deg pitches. Our ECT resulted in an "X" (no break, no propagation) but when we isolated a single 30x30 column and did shovel shear the entire column broke off within 10cm of the ground and fell over as one consolidated column without breaking when it hit the ground.

Aspect: NNE
Depth: dug to ground, approximately 120 to 150cm
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Ice crusts at approximately 20cm and 40cm depths. Bottom 20cm of snowpack at ground was faceted but bonded.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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Our ECT resulted in an "X"


ECTX meaning you couldn't isolate your column w/out failure? What was the problematic layer?

Nice pics Patrick, good to see you're getting some practice w/ the remote trigger!

A few images from Cooke over the weekend. Had a group with lots of different abilities and inclinations so opted for the scenic, low angled route. Lots of stable pit results on S and N aspects, no recent naturals observed, some winloading near ridges but slabs were sluggish and not deep.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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Our ECT resulted in an "X"


ECTX meaning you couldn't isolate your column w/out failure? What was the problematic layer?


Nothing propagated. "X" meaning no fracture, no propagation.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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I am under the impression that an ECTX indicates no fracture occurs, while an ECTN## indicates a fracture but no propagation. If a fracture propagates during isolation that would be an ECTPV, whereas a fracture with propagation after isolating would be an ECTP##. Does this conflict with your understandings?


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