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Well it makes me sad to write this out, but we had a splitter parish today in BCC. The report is attached and thoughts, prayers, vibes to friends and family.

Accident: Kessler Peak 1/28/2012 | Utah Avalanche Center
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This past week I've seen so many lines driving down bcc, why the hell are people out there right now?
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I went out today Was rather close to Kessler. It is all about terrain selection. There are great turns to be had on mellow stuff. I wouldn't go up Kessler right now for anything. That thing is way too steep.
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I went out today Was rather close to Kessler. It is all about terrain selection. There are great turns to be had on mellow stuff. I wouldn't go up Kessler right now for anything. That thing is way too steep.
My son and his devo team were very close to an avalanche today on the top of sundown bowl, it fell out to the out of bounds area rather than into the bowl. He said it sounded like a bomb when I hit bottom... Sketchy conditions all over.... Why risk it, this was on a 50 degree slope
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That looks like a long significant slide.
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I went out today Was rather close to Kessler. It is all about terrain selection. There are great turns to be had on mellow stuff. I wouldn't go up Kessler right now for anything. That thing is way too steep.
Yeah what I meant to say was "gnarly lines" I've seen some pretty intense stuff lately. Of course you have to get out and do something, but do a couple lines on scott hill or something, not some steep terrain that leads right into some thick trees (which my friend pointed out sunday afternoon)
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I didn't know him, but Alecs seems like he was a rad guy. Really sad.
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This sucks. It is just not the year to be playing in terrain like this. Hair trigger with large results is the best way to describe it. Keep it dialed back folks. It's looking like we'll have to wait until late spring in the Intermountain regions before it's sane enough to attempt the big trophy lines.

RIP Alecs.
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Man it sucks. I know Alecs got after it and I always enjoyed his stoke he posted on various sites.

RIP Alecs
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