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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:15 pm 
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Haha, I think we've all got our Xs and our Ns mixed up. Sam I think you were right initially, and cooleraddict nailed it. Mistake was mine. Useful link here (check page 211): http://www.fsavalanche.org/NAC/techPage ... is_ECT.pdf

According to that article (coauthored by Karl Birkeland, the guy who developed it), an ECTX indicates no result at all, so you were initially right. ECTN- fracture but no propagation. ECTP- fractured and propagated on the weak layer. ECTPV- column fails on isolation.

Regardless, thanks for the report- that's what matters!


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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:06 am 
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Dammit, Stayner, you got me second guessing myself! Every season I re-read that part of that paper before I start sending email reports to the pros so I should have had confidence in what I stated. No worries, I re-edited my original posts.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:26 am 
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But enough with this science. Here are a couple pictures I took this weekend before my camera battery died less than halfway up the hill (grr!).

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I bought a set of Spark R&D Afterburners this year after demo'ing the Tesla system for one weekend. The action on these things is just so smooth. The lack of pin and pin attachment cable is significantly less hassle. And the climbing wires. Oh man, let me tell you, the climbing wires are dreamy.

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My wife is into her second season on AT gear. We got her Marker Tour F12s on G3 Viva skis last season.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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and so begins another fitful night of watching the SNOTEL.. :doobie:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:10 am 
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This winter is certainly approaching 2011 status in the Beartooths.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:13 am 
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I've seen this picture about three different times in three different places and it is awesome each time. What's the pitch and tightest choke on that thing you reckon?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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It is truly a unique line for the area (as w/ all the gullies in that drainage). We did not top it out due to increasing warming/other red flags but it is incredibly fat right now, i.e. no rocky sections in the gully & turns all the way back to the creek. Most of what we climbed/shredded was around 40-45°. Never too narrow, certainly wider than the pinner in hyalite if you've done that. From where we bailed we could see a rocky crux at the upper terminus of the gully, but it looked to be short & manageable.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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mmm.. couloirsss :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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Just figured I'd mention the lower gate to Hyalite is now closed. Kind of a bummer considering there's a hundred inch base at shower but, oh well. One road closes, another road opens…isn't that the saying?


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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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speaking of road access, anyone been driving around and know the conditions for the roads in Livingston Absaroka? what about T Roots?


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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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havent quite made it into livingston, but i was wandering around cokedale the other day trying to find a zone i could see from the bridgers.. wrong spot haha. just a ton of really miserable wind. theres some shit in the northern absarokas that looks real gnar. theres this one huge east-ish facing ramp you can see before you exit 90.. wide open face, probly 3k vert.. it looks bad ass. anyone know what im talking about?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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Sounds like you're describing "the Hand", but it's more north-facing than east-facing. Here's a TR w/ some photos (including one of the view you get from I90) from Tom Turiano's old site: http://www.selectpeaks.com/phpbb/viewto ... ?f=5&t=106


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 Post subject: Re: 2013/14 Greater Yellowstone Shred Thread: Conditions, Stoke
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Holy sweet mother mary and joseph that is it. Thats is a hell of a line ridden by some baaad mothafukas :rock:

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