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Old 05-16-2014, 08:47 PM   #2951 (permalink)
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Does anyone know it's gonna go when it rips deep? I learn as I go while going with people that are cautious, experience, educated and know the area. I'm pretty sure we always "get away with something" every time we ride regardless of resort or not.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:30 PM   #2952 (permalink)
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I hate the fact that snow avalanches....
hate having to fear what looks so awesome at the same time.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:43 AM   #2953 (permalink)
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It is a question you should ask yourself. We don't always get away with it. You should be able to recognize that.

What are you looking for this time of year in terks of stability clues? What can a pit tell you? (Not much)

I am sure the Silver was fine Wednesday. I probably would have done it too. Since Wednesday, it has received another 7+" of snow. Conditions are not the same.

Sure I have gotten away with it. Even this year. It doesn't happen as much as it did 14 years ago either. We also now talk about and what we did wrong and what would have been better. Doing that will certainly help you have a long and enjoyable time outside of the boundary ropes.

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Old 05-18-2014, 06:24 AM   #2954 (permalink)
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Luv Pass yesterday morning
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:35 AM   #2955 (permalink)
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Huge wet slide cycle going on yesterday and I am sure it is not done. Reports from Rocky mountain national park and the 10mile range. I saw plenty of it first hand at Bert. I am guessing it is all the new snow shedding off. What didn't go yesterday is probably sloughing off today. At times it is going rather big. Postage stamp went wall to wall with a four to five foot crown. I don't know if it was skier triggered or not. Hell of a scare if it was. I don't think I have ever seen it go that wide.

It also wrecked Corner Pocket. Not sure I will get that line done this season. Bummer.

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:49 AM   #2956 (permalink)
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...but work sent me to South Texas for a few...
Under the "random neurons firing" category: just came across a factoid that Galveston Bay, TX, froze over in 1845 or thereabouts... wait for it... in May!

Wonder what the shredding must have been like in the Rockies that year.

Now let the global warming flame wars begin...
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:07 PM   #2957 (permalink)
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Did Sherman today with a small group, heard some whoompfing.. saw a release on the dust layer.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:21 AM   #2958 (permalink)
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Photo of Postage Stamp from Saturday.



I suspect it happened just an hour or two before this pic was taken. Not sure. You can see there are a couple of people on the ridge above it. Maybe they triggered it. The debris field was very fresh. Typically this time of the year I boot pack up the right side of this path to get to the chutes on the other side of the rock wall. Glad I wasn't headed there this day. It was a warm one for sure.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:32 AM   #2959 (permalink)
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Damn that is gnarly.
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:33 AM   #2960 (permalink)
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Yeah,

it hasn't got below freezing at night lately.. wet slabs are a problem any time right now.
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