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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Brighton,Millicent,Wolverine Bowl,Sunset Peak,Brighton

Snowpit North on Millicent elv. apx. 10400 ...CT20 on small grain facets, stubborn...my assessment avy danger low
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wolverine bowl, nice surfy turns
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x or y couloir ?? or something like that, snow was deep in there
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lap1 Sunset Peak...from the top
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Sunset Peak Sig...snow was really nice, soft and surfy
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mr chomps, although not totally necessary for today, it did make for some luxurious non-strenuous skinning
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Rnd2 Sunset Peak...getting dark, had to get one more in
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I was really surprised at the good snow quality today, really fun turns and stable. Winds were off and on today seemed to taper off a bit later in the afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Good work Dave! I bet the riding is good right now. Way to get after it.

PS Nice to see you last night... thanks for coming down!

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Beautiful lines.


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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
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quicky up on figure 8 hill today. it was fun, but lots of rocks. seemed really cold today. Nice to see some snow and colder temps.

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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Found really good snow today, 8-12+ in most places. Skinning was pleasant, and really only felt the crust on E and S facing lines which still rode really good. Was hitting heli terrain while we still can, coverage seemed really good for this time of year. Dug a pit NW facing 9K or so in the trees. Crust facet crust just below the new. Snow was too light density to bother with, got one cool shovel tilt result at about 8 taps on the upper crust but couldn't get it again. Bottom was suction cupped to the ground. Not sure what will happen with the crust facet crust sandwich but it will take a bit more weight to see. Take Care.
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^^^^^Dan posting at the same time. :drinks: Right on, good day huh.


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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
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Went out yesterday. It did not suck.

Here is a video. I am terrible at editing and I tried a pole mount yesterday for the first time. It does have face shots though.


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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
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Nice Nic, jaws is a fun line. let's get out soon!

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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
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damn Logan looks deep!

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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
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White Pine elv. apx. 10200 Aspect W/SW Tri-Chutes... Found a supportable windboard layer with all the new snow from the recent storms sitting on top and about 6 inches of facets underneath the windboard. No shooting cracks or collapsing. Isolating a column and a compression test produced bad results with the column failing on average 5-7 and popping out with some energy.

Although I dont think this is very representative of the windboard/crust's actual strength in supporting the new snow, meaning that it was probably more stable than the tests indicated, but because by isolating that windboard layer into a square column you significantly weaken it....right? how do you objectively test the bridging capacity of a snow layer over a weak layer? anyways all signs said no go.

how much will she hold?
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high enough and heading down...pow, pow, snow was great!!
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^^Thanks KR, thought the presentations were great!! Looking forward to more events.

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the riding was so amazing today. hope everyone got out.
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Good powder trees s/sw between 9500 and 10,000
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Nice line through the aspens Doug. Looked smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: UTAH 2012-13 Conditions
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^^^nice!!
from Mill D on Saturday...it was good
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today...even better!!
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can you see the "do not disturb" sign on the headwall? hit the lookers left gully just below the headwall
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yeah, it was about as deep as deep gets!!...over the head, choker, blower!!
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If you haven't been getting out....well ....you should be, its good!! :headbang:

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