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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:38 pm 
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mej-dude that is a rad line. why didn't you brag about this tonight? if have any other adventures planned and need a partner let me know.

Thanks to everyone that came out to the art show I had a blast.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:03 am 
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nice matt^^ CHECK!!...how come you didnt mention last night?

Thanks, Greg and Wasatch(Dan) for organizing and putting out the flyer, thanks to everyone who came out...had a good time!!

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If you couldn't make it out, next Friday some of the shops in the area will be hosting an art/gallery stroll and our work will be on display for that as well


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:22 pm 
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Good to check out you fellas art, very tasty. :headbang: Great turn out!!!
It was good to meet Dave, Dan's Mom and Dad, Matt and a few other forum folks, as well as catching up with Kaylee, Kelly, Kat, Logan and Greg...
For those I didn't take the time to chat with, please forgive me; I have the social grace of a tree sloth... :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Mar, your paintings were sick. Wish I would have introduced myself. It was good to catch up with some guys and meet some new ones too.

Went out today in BCC and built a couple booters. It was slushy to say the least. After my half marathon wasn't feeling touring. I don't think the turns would have been worth it the time we got up there.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:51 am 
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^^^thanks all !!

its been a while... skinned out from spruces and up into Days, rode Days Draw (I believe its called)...turns were reasonable. About 6 inches of fluff on a VERY stout crust which made for VERY challenging skinning, but I was stoked because it was the perfect conditions to pull out the Spark Mr. Chomps which performed flawlessly, the icy crust and sliptrack pow were no match for the heavy metal jaws of Mr Chomps!!...turns were ok on areas that do not have existing tracks with a smooth crust underneath....watch out for the death cookies as well!!

would post some pics but left the memory card at home....doh!

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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dawn patrol up scotty's today. interesting riding to say the least. the 6" of blower would have been nice if it wasn't on top of concrete. cold this morning too. I triggered a small wind slab in the lower gully, shallow within the new snow 15ft wide or so.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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hey guys im here in tollgate canyon by park city and im going riding tomorrow. hopefully that crust aint too crusty...anyone got any suggestions of where i should go? looking to do a "biggish" day.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Hey I could be down for touring. If it gets warm enough tomorrow it might not be horrible. Do you have a way down to the cottonwood canyons?

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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mr. surf...pm sent!

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Hmmm... same experience as Mar123 and Wasatch Surf... it looked good, but didn't feel good.

Maybe 6" light density snow in upper LCC. A decent NW breeze kept things cool, with intermittent cloud cover. Snow was easily being transported by moderate gusts, creating stiff drifts and some scouring down to the crust.

Funny looking snow guy...

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And from below...

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Seems like our best bet would be a little warming and some settlement, which should create nice creamy turning conditions on low angle upper elevation terrain.

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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Nice to meet you Chris!

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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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gonna be back in the Wasatch for a few days on the 21st, looking to go touring one of those days, preferably the 21st, depending on conditions, looking to do something super mellow as I am pathetically out of shape...


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 Post subject: Re: 2011/2012 Utah snow and avalanche conditions
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wasatch surf got his surf on on lake peak...

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thanks again dan it was great!

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