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 Post subject: Last turns of 2012: Crowfoot Moraines & Couloir
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Dec. 31, 2012 w/ Justin (stein)

Last turns of 2012 and they were awesome! The base of the slope was only 5 mins from the car.
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After one lap on the normal slopes, we decided to take a closer look at the couloir.
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It was relatively small, straight, not too steep, little/no overhead hazard, good run out, and overall very stable conditions, so it was looking good.

We set a steep uptrack right to the mouth of the couloir and took the time to dig a pit. With no unexpected results to scare us off, we started the tedious boot pack up the couloir.
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We made it about 100 vertical meters up and began to notice a 10 cm thick crust overlying sugary snow, so we strapped in at that point, about halfway up.
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Slightly crusty in the couloir, but awesome powder down below. So good that we came back up to our pit location for a third lap.

3 runs, ~800 m vertical, 8 km

A few more pics and hi-res of those above here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/powrider_kevsauer/sets/72157632400918353/with/8333390733/

Here's hoping for much more safe and plentiful powder in the new year!


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 Post subject: Re: Last turns of 2012: Crowfoot Moraines & Couloir
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Wow that is beautiful! Looks like a great time. Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Last turns of 2012: Crowfoot Moraines & Couloir
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Yeah buddy :headbang:

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