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 Post subject: Re: Desert Pow in the Unknown Range 4/6/14
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:05 pm 
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Don't you dare be sorry, Great post! Thanks for all the photos of a little-visited area.
Henrys are one of my faves. I wish I had some photos of my split mission on Boulder Mountain back in 2000.

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 Post subject: Re: Desert Pow in the Unknown Range 4/6/14
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:38 pm 
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More thread drift - Henry's stoke....

Had to dig through the archives, but here are some shots of the 05 slide carnage

After crossing the debris looking towards Bull Mountain - note the large evergreens, the smaller aspens were perhaps a bit more flexible :shock:
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A look back as we ascended n/ne flank of Mt Ellen - a nice clean line shaved off the stand of evergreens
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In the belly
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 Post subject: Re: Desert Pow in the Unknown Range 4/6/14
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:48 pm 
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Awesome.

2005 was a regional event in terms of big slides.

This one happened here in Flagstaff that same year--tearing huge swaths through big, old trees (a good measure of how anomalous such slides are--probably once-a-century-or-two event). Same thing happened in the Abajos too, but I can't find pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Desert Pow in the Unknown Range 4/6/14
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Whoa cool photos guys. Snurfer, in that first pic its neat the trees without the snow. gives you an idea of the snow depth when it slid.

Taylor, in your pic I like how the felled trees are aligned with the direction of the sliding snow.

Breadbox, nice work getting some turns on Boulder mountain. I drove to escalante a few time this winter and was constantly scouting lines. I was tempted to make my girlfriend wait in the truck while I took a lap. If there was a bit more snow Id have no choice.
Ive heard tales of lines on the slick rock in the hells backbone area. Talk about aesthetic.

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 Post subject: Re: Desert Pow in the Unknown Range 4/6/14
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Great stuff SwitchBack!

Ive done a ton of southern Utah hiking and those mountains are as iconic as Navajo Mountain is in the Glen Canyon area.


Those aftermath pics are terrifying....really drives home the point of the power of big slide events.


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