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 Post subject: SCARY!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:23 pm 
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Well the :shit: :twisted:!

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Western Wyoming Avalanche Advisory
Jackson Ranger District
, POB 1689, Jackson WY 83001
Issued: Wed January 28, 2009 6:55 PM

Today the third skier on a northeast aspect of Starvation Peak in the Snake River Range was caught, carried and completed buried to a depth of five feet. This skier was quickly located by companions with a beacon and dug out unharmed. This slide was triggered at an elevation of about 9,000 feet on a mid January surface. It ran fast and far and entrained snow from several connected adjacent slopes that released sympathetically.


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 Post subject: Re: SCARY!!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:57 am 
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dont know how your snow is down there, but up here its not looking to good. some things might be around all year

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 Post subject: Re: SCARY!!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:33 pm 
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We still have a few bad layers hanging out. There is a November rain crust still lingering. On varying aspects there are sun crusts, faceted snow, surface slabs and we've accumulated a new surface hoar layer in the last couple days. With each storm cycle there seems to be less and less activity. The day of the Starvation burial there was a skier caught and slid in a couloir in Granite Canyon north of the resort. According to a friend of mine that was skiing with him "he tweaked his knee but he'll be O.K." Also west of the resort there was a naturally occurring slide on Cardiac Ridge.

We've been playing it pretty conservative again this season. Hitting shots that gets lots of traffic or sticking to the trees. I just continue to look for signs of instability.

Be safe up there!


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