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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby BackClip » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:07 am

Brian in SLC wrote:Have you noticed a big difference in the snowpack on the NE versus NW aspects? I really haven't. Same shitty snow next to the ground on both, topped by that thick slab.

Pink Pine has a real thin snowpack right now, which makes me a bit more nervious.

I don't think it goes that often...but...I still watch the little convex areas that I know are a touch steeper up there. I ski that thing a bunch every year. Lazy!


Haven't really ventured onto Northeast aspects or Northwest aspects this year. I have only skiied those trees that face East in Pink Pine and one North Facing shot a couple weeks ago (Scotties). Hiked up a due West face which had the thinnest of all the snow packs I have been on yet (at the time), it was probally only 1.5 deep. All of which had that lame layer at the bottom.

I guess when I am making turns in the old growth and bush wacking with poles I tend to feel safer, it might be a false sense, but I am pretty damn sure the Pink Pine area has one of the highest skier compaction rates in the White Pine area right now. At least the trees and aspect I am skiing.
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Re: Ice and snow pics

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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby grk10vq » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:31 pm

aftermath of a disappointing storm?
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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby jonathan knight » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:41 pm

I thought I'd post a photo of the Pink Pine glory to better illustrate the heuristic banter.

Storm was a dud, but conditions are good out there.

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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby ddriver » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:03 am

BackClip wrote:Yeah, but look at the ascpect they were caught on. North /Northwest. East facing thick trees are good to go on that ridge IMO. Maybe we are talking about a different ridge, i dunno.


Take a look at the avy history figure in Tremper's book. The dead-on sweet spot for Wasatch slides is the NE aspect, not true North and not NW. E facing is colder than W facing.

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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby BackClip » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:13 pm

jonathan knight wrote:I thought I'd post a photo of the Pink Pine glory to better illustrate the heuristic banter.

Storm was a dud, but conditions are good out there.



That was a big word there, had to look that up. Also condtions are currently a 'rime' event as of now. Yuk.
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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby jonathan knight » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:24 pm

It's a good year to think hard on the choices we make out there. The hazard is still present with out the gradient towards stabilization that we often have around here.

From all the tracks I saw on the east side and in Scotties, people have been poking around in the steeper terrain. There was a many-Zzzs track up the far west side of the Scotties headwall to the ridge - like a robot programmed to take the most direct route to z top through a 40+ degree starting zone. Maybe it had slid, I couldn't tell. Filled in a large pit on the backside of a roller that you would probably want to ski over. I thought about heading to Columbine, but had a nice run down those west facing glades instead.



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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby BackClip » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:55 pm

It's going to be interesting to see how today's storm interacts with the snowpack.

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edit: Where is Columbine?
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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby ddriver » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:41 am

jonathan knight wrote: Maybe it had slid, I couldn't tell.


re Scotties, UAC doesn't show it as having slid this season.

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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby steveoh » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:48 am

you guys sure talk about the snowbird slack a lot. :roll:

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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby BackClip » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:48 am

Yeah, we talked about the subject for like 1.5 whole pages.....whew....

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Re: Ice and snow pics

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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby boissal » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:16 pm

This winter keeps on taking.
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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby BackClip » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:46 pm

Condolences to Family and Friends and The Jackson Community. A sad fucking winter no doubt.
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Re: Ice and snow pics

Postby Tea » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:24 pm

That shit sucks a giant bag of dicks. Such a bummer.
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