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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:19 am 
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Got out on 11/2 to Silverton Mountain area. About 12 inches of new snow came in on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rode Dope Chute, and didn't hit a thing all the way to the car. About 3ft of base plus or minus depending on loading. Few small unconsolidated blocks released in small sections, and as you can see existing stuff had released probably during or right after the storm Tuesday the 29th. Also got a few whomps in areas close to rock outcroppings, no shooting cracks yet. Warming had gotten significant (forecast was saying 40 degrees, started at 15), and we dropped in around noon, but stayed in the shade of the chute. Made multiple large ski cuts in the release zone, and this chute had been ridden a few weeks prior, so we went for it. CAIC said someone was partially buried on the 30th in Silverton, so certainly need to be back on your game out there.

But damn it was fun! Rode through the prominent chute. Sweet to get it that early.
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And no, that's not our skin track. We went up lookers right of the chute outside the picture and contoured into it.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:25 am 
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You're the man J! Glad you are getting after it, still nothing worth riding up north.

Stay safe out there :drinks:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:36 am 
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Yeah pedro! Hopefully it keeps up. Certainly not a bomber snowpack by any means, but day 3 by 11/2 can't really complain about! My plan is to see what can be ridden before the surface hoar kills it all. There was certainly a layer of hoar we saw climbing the road.

Forecast is calling for potentially a good storm Monday - Wednesday. Monday night says 4-8". And Tuesday 80%, lets hope it keeps dumping!


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:00 am 
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You better get a lot of practice before your new hardboots ruin your steeze :disco:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:47 am 
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:lol: I was stoked on the steeze of my uptrack yesterday without hardboots, imagine with them! I'm going to slay it!
Another one from 11/2.
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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:00 am 
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yesterday around cb

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about 1/2" on the ground this morning. gray skies now


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:55 am 
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Stacking up in Routt County. Too bad I have 3 more weeks of work but plenty are out packing it down.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:52 am 
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Took the splitboard for a hike in James Peak Wilderness yesterday, and we need more snow. Trees are completely too thin and impossible to ride. Looks like there may be a few small slopes above treeline holding enough snow for a few turns if you put the work in though.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:34 am 
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It says something that you didn't go out and wear the hardboots right off the bat.... I've gotten some tours in up north, and there is some bomb snow out there, last weeks storm around Jones pass was deep, I'd say 15+ inches near the top. Lots of wind loading obviously(that's what makes it rideable) but solid and soft. Snow showed minimal signs of sketch. Pretty much skate skied to the car. Another foot or two and maybe I will venture into the trees. :mrgreen:

cant wait for some big snow to try out the new decks!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:50 am 
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cometogether wrote:
It says something that you didn't go out and wear the hardboots right off the bat....
Sure does, that I don't have the bindings yet... :wink:

Another few inches came into Silverton yesterday. Looks like I'm going to try again Saturday.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:48 am 
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anyone want to hike/ride a 14er tomorrow? considering antero (i think this ice will be melted - http://14ers.com/php14ers/threport.php?recnum=3444 ), democrat, sherman, evans (skin up road?)


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:15 am 
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Id be interested in trying to get some 14er action but cant go till this weekend, have both saturday and sunday open, was thinking tunning fork but open to ideas for sure, haven't had time to scout much, but we are getting more and more snow up in the hills.


yeah SG I forgot your on that new new alpha shit, cant wait to hear your reviews. those binders look bomb, I'm trying to demo rent a hardboot setup soon, I need to give it a try. The slop in my tour brackets has me frustrated.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:34 am 
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New to splitboard.com. In the longs peak cirque, rode lamb slide couloir on 10-26 and was real good, stopped about 200 feet short from the top due to water ice. Went back yesterday 11-17. Made it to the top sticking to climbers left to avoid the ice (thin but ride-able). The snow was hard pack with some wind crust. But lower down in the couloir made for real good turns. About 9 hours car to car. Flying Dutchman is not in and looked wind blasted. It's always a long hike but worth it.
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