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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:52 pm 
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KR - No we skinned up Tuscarora.

edit to add that Tuscarora is still rocky and not recommended for descent. A long running sluff appeared to have exited 3 chute aka seagull and gone down apron.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:24 am 
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Dawn patrol this morning at Alta.
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Alta is a cluster fuck circus.

By the amount of tracks up there you'd think the lifts are already running. Still, good right-side up snow can be found but you won't go very far without crossing tracks.
Not a bad first tour. Even though it was a quickie.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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Thanks, buckchow... do you think the brighton approach to catherine's is shorter? for some reason it seems alta to catherine's is shorter to me.

I saw your eye on that building today... hadn't noticed that before. Kind of weird...

It's good up there, you just got to get 'up' there.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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nice shots Bucky...yesterday was fun

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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went to LCC yesterday, got some great early season turns. only ran into a few people, and they were gone by noon. only hit one rock spot, because I am an idiot and got out on a sun exposed lower elevation rock band..
Some of the best early season riding yet. :drool: :bananas: :doobie:


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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Got a late start today and figured a long walk would do me more good than banging my head on a rock, so I decided to go kick around in main Days Fork... I knew other places would have better riding, but my inner misanthrope didn't want to deal with humans en-mass.

Anyways, the low angle stuff in main Days rode really good on N, NE aspects, but the steeps were extremely bony. Basically there really isn't much base in this area from the previous storms. So despite there being 8"- 20", every pole plant, or turn plunged all the way to rock or timber.

Either way it was fun, and I needed the exercise. BTW... I love my Scarpa F3's :rock:


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:30 pm 
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Conditions were the bomb today! Carla and wasatch surf:Image
Regarding the rumoured crowds: we put in a couple skin tracks today, in-bounds, which I'm pretty sure no one else used.
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Eric:
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One ski resort on the left, one on the right:
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Bony in spots:
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Not in others:
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No significant instabilities observed. Some deep drifting and hints of windslab on upper ridges. Certainly there's
enough loose snow to sluff on steep slopes, but it was pretty stubborn to do so.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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KR wrote:
Thanks, buckchow... do you think the brighton approach to catherine's is shorter? for some reason it seems alta to catherine's is shorter to me.
I guess I've done both ways, they strike me as similar. I bet the Alta approach has more snow right now though.
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I saw your eye on that building today... hadn't noticed that before. Kind of weird...
I have a thing for eyes in pyramids:
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KR wrote:
It's good up there, you just got to get 'up' there.
As snurfer reports, it's wise to find terrain that had good coverage from the previous storms.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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It's good up there, you just got to get 'up' there.
buckchow wrote:
As snurfer reports, it's wise to find terrain that had good coverage from the previous storms.


I like to say a little rhyme at this time of year... "Upper LCC is the place to be!"


Hey, buckchow, alister is contacting you for me...
I want to make a purchase from you... :scratch:

Talk soon! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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KR - Just to be clear, when I said "certainly there's enough loose snow" I didn't mean
to imply that I had cocaine for sale.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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buckchow wrote:
KR - Just to be clear, when I said "certainly there's enough loose snow" I didn't mean
to imply that I had cocaine for sale.


damn... have I been misinterpreting this for years? i need to talk to my previous 'touring' partners...

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
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some shots from 11/9/10 and 11/11/10

11/9/10 Headed up to Sunset peak with Buckchow, Singlewhitecaveman, and Zak

Buckchow says overthere
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singlewhitecaveman pow slasher off the peak of Sunset...snow was stellar!!
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Zak
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Dreams
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BuckChow Lap 3 off Sunset Peak
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Signatures
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went over to check out the Segull...Lots of sharks still, will have to wait
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Bailed to Wolverine bowl...Buck slashing it up
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The turns kept going...Buckchow
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Last chute to Brighton...snow was deep
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and were out
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Yesterday 11/11/10 went up to Days west Bowl rode NE facing aspects...Snow was fantastic, no rocks

putting in the skinner up Flagstaff
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Delicious!! Buddy Seth makin some turns....Slope cuts above produced no results
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mmmmmmmmmm!!
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NE aspect in West bowl of Days...about three feet+/- snowpack...Snow got firmer as you went towards gound...There is a stout crust layer in the middle of the snowpack with a litle sugar underneath, it seemed to be healing...time will tell... and the new snow was bonding well to crust...Bomber for now
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After a couple laps in Days we headed over to Toledo chute, the traverse over from Days to the Toledo Chute was very boney, take it slow!! Toledo Chute is filling in nicely...turns were great
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One last shot from Cardiff pass...The exit down to LCC road had some boney sections in the middle but once you got on the main road it was fine
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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 Utah Conditions
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:40 am 
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11/12/10
Went out to the birthday chutes in white pine...had some friends who were there the day before, thanks for breaking trail!!

hit the chute with the wavy shadow on it....had to break trail from here to the top, there was a south west wind that filled in the skin track from the day before...on the shoulder there was a stout wind slab about six inches deep in spots...made a slope cut above the chute which produced no results...you can see a slight pillow before the run funnels into the chute which had me a little nervous, thought the snow from the ridge would be deposited here
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clouds rolling in , time to go
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line was filled in nicely, no rocks, it was full throttle down the chute
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from perfect bluebird to being socked in, made it just in time
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