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Thread: Wasatch Conditions 11-12
02-08-2012, 09:06 PM #751
02-08-2012, 11:39 PM #752
did my heart well to observe a travlin abomilble snow bro maggot passin through movin on to a possible cool new future
he calls it the blue screen of anger
thanks to all who sent vibes and called
My bro shindlers just went through a similiar situation
fukna lost both my pit book and my camera case this week
threads what ya make of it
as is the signal to squelch ratio
yesterday took sem one planker bro out for into to wasatch bc 101
thanks for the splitter offer CB couldn't catch pondo so we made him slow shoe. no biggie shit i spaced the skins
good turns davenport to a pit in the flats
150 cm failing ect high teens q2 40-50 cm off ground
ect 26 same below slight melt freeze crust
spaced the poles to but paj improvised and made as well add days to your intro tour
once again n ffacing sheltered skied well
smilin tele chica
may wanna speed check round the lower camp site creek bed
today early days to lower reed & benson previous natural activity a plenty on rollover and low slope angles
pit under ridgeline crown reloaded pretty well
failing ct mid-high teens q2 @5cm
same old same old
paj would like me to POINT out skied well
good sharin tours SEM thanks for steppin up on the go pro bro contest and maybe the season of the soft shell and bed surfaces and non classic lines will change in march round here.
prob be there with the mrs. tom. night
short on $$ for mon. but long on bird passes
perhaps I can get sbird to make 5 of my non transferable 30 transferadonateable to worthy mags
in return for participation
I'd be surprised if the corp would hook maggots up but the offers there
or if the secret surprise involves nekid boobies or easy acess open bc gates i'd consider it
haven't seen a lot of that there lately
02-08-2012, 11:42 PM #753
02-09-2012, 12:01 AM #754
got me from the davie saddle to the nose then i convinced a bro to meet us with skins the velcro webbing wrap worked better than ski straps and a side step or 40 got er done
02-09-2012, 09:45 AM #755Registered User
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Bump to remind everyone to join us tonight at the BD store to talk Wasatch conditions. This should be good.
Minor change of plans for Monday at Snowbird: We dropped the price to $35 and you need to provide your own tram pass, but the Bird will be selling tix to everyone in the class who needs one for half price. So the cost is $35 if you have a pass, $74 if you don't. Pretty cheap way to hang with some forecasters for a day and get smarter.
Register for Monday here
02-09-2012, 09:51 AM #756
What time is the talk tonight? Might make the trip down from PC if I can get there in time.
02-09-2012, 10:10 AM #757
02-09-2012, 10:13 AM #758
02-09-2012, 10:25 AM #759
02-09-2012, 12:03 PM #760
Yes that was me haha. Just trying to keep the streak alive you know.
02-09-2012, 01:50 PM #761
bd tonight @ 700
Bump to the top.it is good to be the geezer!
02-09-2012, 02:53 PM #762
I was at a talk last week about the history of skiing in the wasatch and they talked about two types of 'climbers'. one was skins and the other was weaving/twisting/tying a rope around your skis. And i think this could be the new trend, its gotta be lighter than skins and better than those voile no skins, fishscale, only climbs 20 degree slopes bullshit
SFB started the trend, you heard it first here!
02-09-2012, 05:29 PM #763
Feb 9th, 2012
UDOT plans to conduct artillery work in Little Cottonwood Canyon tomorrow (2/10/12) between 11am and 1pm. A closure will be in effect on all slopes north of the canyon road between Gates B and D (Entry 4).
Thanks for all your help!
02-09-2012, 06:30 PM #764
02-09-2012, 11:32 PM #765
02-10-2012, 06:05 AM #766
UDOT avalanche control work cancelled for Friday, February 10 in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
02-10-2012, 07:42 AM #767
^^^^ talk was damn good.
Still looking for what an "advanced" inbounds field day will consist of? Teacher to student ratio? Will there be spancered big mountain athletes? Lunch??? snacks??? Avvy dogs??? I <3 avvy pooches. Can I ski w/ apd?
Nothing personal but the $$$ to knowledge and time and instruction being bestoyed ratio of the universities non avvy cert semester long snow stability class is blowing away the $$ I spent on the fuac avvy 2 cert course.
Not sure why the cert costs similiar for way less instruction and way less field time.
Perhaps a high cost to become avvy cert instructor?
02-10-2012, 09:15 AM #768
I haven't heard any mention of it at work. I've read that it's at snowbird on here but that's all i know.
02-10-2012, 09:47 AM #769
UAC Workshop at Snowbird Monday 2/13
02-10-2012, 10:36 AM #770Registered User
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There are still spots open for the Monday event at Snowbird. We will end the registration at 6 am Saturday. We will have a more complete description out tomorrow, but in general we will work on terrain management, do stability analysis and learn more about the science behind the snowpack we appear stuck with, and talk human factors. There is a good chance that a rescue scenario will emerge (conditions are tricky) and not be a simple beacon search. The difference between this and other classes is that we will focus on the current weird snowpack, what we can do with it and what we might expect, and talk more about managing complicated terrain and situations, thinking more of being on Monte Cristo or the Olympus Coulouirs (did I say that? There's no skiing there..) than crossing a slope 1 at a time in Meadow Chutes.
The class will not require you to do significant travel uphill. It would be good to have skins as we will break into groups and an uphill -travel capable group might do a few different things, but that won't be a requirement.
The UAC doesn't teach Level 1 and 2 classes anymore - there are a couple of other groups around that do a great job with those and we have gotten a great response to more focused topical classes that aren't available anywhere else. We think of the L1 & 2 classes as prerequisites to serious bc skiing and our classes as special topics electives. We plan to keep student/instructor ratio to about 6.
$35 is a screaming deal. We will not cover our costs on this and are doing it because a) we want to and can and b) we have some good sponsors that take care of us.
02-10-2012, 12:27 PM #771
FUAC, Thanks for last nights class, great turn out and Brett was deluxe on his talk. PM me with a address for fuac so I can mail you a check. Time to pay my tithe.it is good to be the geezer!
02-10-2012, 12:53 PM #772Registered User
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The snowpack is not "weird" it is below average. Some winters are above, some are average and then...below.
Can't do anything with it, Mother Nature or God is in charge of that.
BTW finding the Tolcat entry has never been an issue.
Over and out.
02-10-2012, 04:48 PM #773
I'm in on this!
<Bump>Johnny's only sin was dispair
02-10-2012, 10:08 PM #774
felt like early may this afternoon. soft, supportable turns on mid elev nw led to heavy, mankier turns on w/sw. minor wet sluffing down lower.
02-11-2012, 10:06 AM #775
http://www.mtavalanche.com/current). When I see the UAC call these conditions 'different' and 'weird' in the description for an advanced avalanche class I have to wonder WTF? This is avalanche 101 stuff here. Some people in the Wasatch have gotten away with ignoring basic avy safety skills for a long time, and this year that can get you in trouble. I had a friend from Colorado who tours a lot out there come to town last winter and we did some touring. Talk about being a nazi about safe travel protocol, wonder why?Life is a lot like climbing: there isn't anything much more comforting than a good #2.