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  1. Storytime. Superiors been seeing increasing...

    Storytime.

    Superiors been seeing increasing use the last bunch of years. So have the lower canyon paths in an exponentially less way.
    Even before Andy found the UDOT LCC avalanche atlas, it was...
  2. At least they're all bunched up...

    At least they're all bunched up...
  3. Break, break, break. This thread is becoming...

    Break, break, break.
    This thread is becoming iconic.

    Today did not suck.
    Baldy tomorrow?
  4. Two years ago the then new Alta GM was doing a...

    Two years ago the then new Alta GM was doing a kinda meet and greet with the patrol.
    Asked point blank if we were going to continue with the Ikon pass.
    He wouldn't say how long the contract was...
  5. Thank you, that's hilarious. I'm good for...

    Thank you, that's hilarious.
    I'm good for competitor tickets for the next ski off at the Alta...
    Jimmy
  6. Thanks korps. Well articulated. 12:30 rd....

    Thanks korps. Well articulated.
    12:30 rd. closure; don't forget to unplug the spark plugs in the bivy tubes...
  7. Lovin it. Keep em comin. B 2020 I remember...

    Lovin it. Keep em comin.

    B 2020 I remember that Hayduke. Typical of what we'd been taught to believe; big tough male shepherds ftw. That all changed on account of one event.

    January? '88? Not...
  8. Yeah boys, good ones.

    Yeah boys, good ones.
  9. Been thinking, as else have, that this year is...

    Been thinking, as else have, that this year is having a profoundly negative effect on all.
    Been telling stories to try and remedy.
    Weirdest year in our lifetimes.
    Hopefully for generations to...
  10. altacoup, interesting points. hardkorps,...

    altacoup, interesting points.
    hardkorps, clarification?

    During the late 80's, 90's, and 00's we were living in the Hilton; Snowbird employee housing.
    Superior got shot plenty and was hardly...
  11. Really good report. And they used proper...

    Really good report.
    And they used proper terminology!
  12. sfb, taking sfotex out for the win. The better...

    sfb, taking sfotex out for the win. The better half to boot...

    Thought I'd ramble a bit about terminology.
    Yawn.
    A fracture line is a crown face, not a crown.
    The crown is the remaining snow...
  13. Been wondering if I was gonna tell a story...

    Been wondering if I was gonna tell a story tonight. Guess so.
    Got called out on account of muzzling a bitch.
    Been training rescue dog teams up this canyon and in the west for four decades.
    Guess...
  14. Yeah, man.

    Yeah, man.
  15. Always good to go for some it seems, eh? How'd...

    Always good to go for some it seems, eh?
    How'd that shoulder come out?
    Haven't heard of replacements 'til yours...
  16. ^^^ To add to my last post, With this "hot"...

    ^^^
    To add to my last post,
    With this "hot" slide" I reckon 8" of high density will do...
  17. [QUOTE=telefreewasatch;6235203]Having a...

    [QUOTE=telefreewasatch;6235203]Having a photographic record of the range this year, at least mentally, is important.
    If something slid deep x 100%, why couldn't one play there next storm?
    Problem...
  18. Tried to apologize for being sexually incorrect...

    Tried to apologize for being sexually incorrect in the me too age.
    If any snowflakes are gonna take offense for something that was said a quarter century ago to one individual, then don't read my...
  19. Thanks for the callout. Intent was not as it may...

    Thanks for the callout. Intent was not as it may appear.
    Have the utmost respect for women.
    If one doesn't try and read too much into it, one may see that she is the only one being insulted.
    And...
  20. Too bad we don't use our legal monikers. Thanks...

    Too bad we don't use our legal monikers.
    Thanks for helping me place you, Matt.
    Member that Y incident...
    Had to pm Altacoup to figure that one out though we see each other most every day.

    Got...
  21. Coalpit headwall running past Pentapitch and...

    Coalpit headwall running past Pentapitch and Coalpit slide paths 1-4 are different places.
    Coalpit 1-4 are the most likely N facing paths to hit the road.
    They share a common runout just below...
  22. Had to get the powder out of my mouth. Got a few...

    Had to get the powder out of my mouth. Got a few minutes, here.
    0545 Lisa Falls natural on the road, 8' deep. Been 60? years. That mudslide greased the lower track last year, still.
    0600 UDOT plow...
  23. "watch yer topknot" was a mtn. man "see ya later"...

    "watch yer topknot" was a mtn. man "see ya later" in injun country, with scalping and all.
    Turned out the skiing sucked at the Alta today.
    Y'all didn't miss nothin.
    I took one for the team, thank...
  24. 210 closed for the day. Country club round here....

    210 closed for the day.
    Country club round here.
    I'll make some more laps for y'all...
    Jimmy
  25. Shittin and gittin. Naturals dusting 210. We're...

    Shittin and gittin.
    Naturals dusting 210.
    We're there with wind and water to trigger slides above from the flats on slopes that haven't slid big yet.
    Watch your topknot...
  26. sfb don't subscribe to trollin w/bait. Real...

    sfb don't subscribe to trollin w/bait.
    Real fishermen don't...
  27. If anyone is staying in those bivy tubes on the S...

    If anyone is staying in those bivy tubes on the S facing, don't forget to disconnect the spark plugs...
  28. In big slides, bed surfaces kinda get hot and can...

    In big slides, bed surfaces kinda get hot and can become a decent base, and the slope gets smoothed out at the same time.
    Yeah, high on those slopes where less friction occurs may not have the best...
  29. Disagree, maybe strongly. Having a photographic...

    Disagree, maybe strongly.
    Having a photographic record of the range this year, at least mentally, is important.
    If something slid deep x 100%, why couldn't one play there next storm?
    Problem may...
  30. wra, hope the shoulder replacement went well. Did...

    wra, hope the shoulder replacement went well. Did this snowpack help your timing of it?

    jtran10, thanks for the change.

    Was glad that we ran backside routes yesterday, good time to hunt the...
  31. Been saying S facing for the win. Munching a...

    Been saying S facing for the win.
    Munching a little humble pie tonight.
    The slides on Flag and Toledo were new snow that got jumped on a little quick and predictable, but there was an explosive...
  32. blower...

    blower...
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    Problems this year: Shitty snowpack. More...

    Problems this year:
    Shitty snowpack.
    More folks than ever wanting to be in the backcountry.
    Relatively new experts in the mix.
    That haven't and prolly won't get mentored.
    Need to work on the...
  34. Dfinn's pics? Thursday's pics were Toledo bowl...

    Dfinn's pics? Thursday's pics were Toledo bowl and Toledo chute, looks like.
    SE facing LCC. I woulda gone there that day, no old weak snow, and not much new on Wed. night.
    S facing right now ftw!...
  35. It's hard to read through tears...

    It's hard to read through tears...
  36. Figured to drone about this sometime, guess it's...

    Figured to drone about this sometime, guess it's tonight.
    About humbleness.
    Never recorded a 1st descent, or anything involving the kids.
    Never left beta.
    Never signed a summit register. (though...
  37. In the mid 60's three kids hiked up Grandeur from...

    In the mid 60's three kids hiked up Grandeur from town, and were butt sliding in upper Pharaoh's Glen which falls N into Parley's just E of Grandeur. Steep NE upper slope. One got caught and buried,...
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    Boy she skied clean up top. Without that speed...

    Boy she skied clean up top.
    Without that speed scrub at 1:10-1:15 into her run she woulda won!
    You can even hear her vocalize her mistake in the audio.
    And first Super G race of the year for her,...
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    To address the original post: Where did the term...

    To address the original post:
    Where did the term pwl come from, anyhow?
    A fancy term for what is usually large facets on the ground.
    It's kind of a stupid phrase and like Sfotex says, doesn't...
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    ^^^ I've said that I don't know how to keep...

    ^^^
    I've said that I don't know how to keep people on top of the snow.
    That's not true. I've taught scores of people to do just that in and out of the ski area.
    And paid great attention to linking...
  41. In July 1989 Deb and I walked into Mt. Robson...

    In July 1989 Deb and I walked into Mt. Robson Provincial Park with the intent of pioneering a ski descent of the N face of Mt. Robson. It had been an idea the year before when I was there alone, but...
  42. Lynne, ya done gave up an identity. Is that...

    Lynne, ya done gave up an identity. Is that allowed? Won't one get banned?
    Just kidding, I think it's weird that we don't have to or want to use our real names around here...
    Look forward to seeing...
  43. Saw Brad a year and a half ago down south. Been...

    Saw Brad a year and a half ago down south.
    Been wondering who wra is for a bit.
    Hello Robert, been a while...
  44. wra thanks for sharing your intimacy, knowledge,...

    wra thanks for sharing your intimacy, knowledge, and history of this zone lately.
    Awesome stuff.
  45. Drifted the thread yesterday for sanity reasons....

    Drifted the thread yesterday for sanity reasons.
    Not trying to diminish the tremendous loss and heartbreak for many.
    There are a lot of folks from here and elsewhere weighing in with both sympathy...
  46. ^^^ Yeah, man.

    ^^^
    Yeah, man.
  47. Break, break, break. I posted a funny story to...

    Break, break, break.
    I posted a funny story to shake us out of our funk.
    So shake out of it already y'all.
    Love your brother...
  48. I'll need help embedding an old 8 minute VHS for...

    I'll need help embedding an old 8 minute VHS for that...
  49. More to come...

    More to come...
  50. ^^^ This. The secrecy part. For how much alcohol...

    ^^^
    This. The secrecy part. For how much alcohol is consumed by the two patrols between xmas and April 1st it's a miracle that the secret endured.
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