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 Post subject: Crystal BC, WA 12/14/08
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:23 pm 
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This is my first TR on splitboard.com. Headed out with TopherVW and Gilbert to Silver Basin from Crystal Mountain after a few feet of light fluffy snow fell in the mountains. It was bitter cold and windy as well, but the snow was deep and we have been deprived of snow up until this storm. So it was good to get out and enjoy the kind of snow that more often falls in the Rockies than in the PNW.
Only a few pics because the camera froze up.

Breaking Trail Was Rough
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Chris and the White Wave
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Chris up to his waist in powder
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Despite all of our water valves freezing and the subzero temps, overall it was still a good day.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal BC, WA 12/14/08
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:11 am 
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Thanks for posting Dan. beat me to it.

It was cold
It was windy
It was deep :bananas:
It was a popular spot!

Looks like the next front is coming in tomorrow, and another for the weekend!
Drink tubes were not the way to hydrate Sunday...

Good to bump into you Stugie and Kyle...what does this weekend hold?

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal BC, WA 12/14/08
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:47 pm 
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POWDER!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Crystal BC, WA 12/14/08
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:51 pm 
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Location: Where the kids go to retire
How were the avy conditions?


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal BC, WA 12/14/08
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I did not experience any instability. But another report on TAY from the same area said they encountered shooting cracks and small sloughs.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal BC, WA 12/14/08
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cool, looks fun :bananas: Figured with the abnormally cold temps that the snowpack would be acting a bit diff than usual


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 Post subject: Re: Crystal BC, WA 12/14/08
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It was cool meeting you guys and welcome to splitboard.com
We did have some stability issues on Sunday.
while skinnning up a chute facing NE I felt the snow compact and a crack formed about 10 feet above us so we turned around.
Finally its winter again here in washington
As for this weekend ??
Probably working for the ski school sunday
as for today I need some rest

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