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Old 04-29-2009, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, i was thinkin about going there that day to, lol
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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While that was technicaly an avalanche it was the was in reality just a small sluff or point of release slide. The only thing that are dangerous about them are terrain traps like cliffs to fall off or a revine to get caught in allowing you to be buried. They are surface slides that are the result of exposure to the sun. The slides are slow and the snow is too dense to really give you problems staying on top of it. They also lack the snow dust that will often prevent victims from getting last needed big breaths before being buried.
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Wet slides are not to be taken that lightly. They are heavy, wet, destructive slides and there are plenty of burials from them. They can also be very bone crushing rides.

I do agree that the terrain around Tuck's help keep the burial chances low. Wide open slopes that let the slide fan out keep burials to a minimum. Good things would not happen if you were in front of that when it let loose.

Tuck's is quite the junk show, and it is also real alpine terrain in the East. It certainly doesn't get the respect it deserves from most who visit it in the spring.
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While that was technicaly an avalanche it was the was in reality just a small sluff or point of release slide. The only thing that are dangerous about them are terrain traps like cliffs to fall off or a revine to get caught in allowing you to be buried. They are surface slides that are the result of exposure to the sun. The slides are slow and the snow is too dense to really give you problems staying on top of it. They also lack the snow dust that will often prevent victims from getting last needed big breaths before being buried.
technically, the type of slide was a point release; common in areas where rocks/cliffs are. solar radiation heats the rocks, this (most likely) released heat creates a weakening in the snow's bonding-and any other faceted-layers.

your above post makes me think you are one of those types of guys that does more slack/side country hikes.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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technically, the type of slide was a point release; common in areas where rocks/cliffs are. solar radiation heats the rocks, this (most likely) released heat creates a weakening in the snow's bonding-and any other faceted-layers.

You get an F for reading comprehension, that pretty much what I said.

your above post makes me think you are one of those types of guys that does more slack/side country hikes.

I have no idea what you are talking about. Slack/Side country sounds like some ski touring shit.
Little slides like those arnt very deadly, I am more interested in avoiding slab the size of a bus cracking off 2000ft above me and chasing me down at 60mph. Thats what I forecast and prepare for.

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your above post makes me think you are one of those types of guys that does more slack/side country hikes.
haha I thought you were referencing that line to killclimbz hahaha


wow I love how everyones really really stoked in that video
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haha I thought you were referencing that line to killclimbz hahaha
Me too. I was about to break out the face palm.
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