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Old 10-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yeah my thoughts were heavy snow would create more of a load on the slope and increase the avalanche/mudslide risk?
if it falls ontop of a weak layer, then yes it is loading. if the temperature gradient within the snowpack is consistent thruout then it is just adding to shredable snow and giving us the deep snowpack we get every year.
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