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  1. I'd also offer that accident reports don't always...

    I'd also offer that accident reports don't always discuss the decision making process leading up to the incident. Maybe their process was ignorant or stupid, or maybe someone/the group simply made a...
  2. This was a separate incident. The accident in...

    This was a separate incident. The accident in Rush was on Saturday. Sunday a slide was reported on No Name and SAR responded to that (which turned out to be a non-event). That same day (again,...
  3. I agree submitting obs is a little clunky but...

    I agree submitting obs is a little clunky but it's workable. Maybe try different web browsers?
  4. Hi All, It was mostly cleared up but the...

    Hi All,

    It was mostly cleared up but the CORSAR card (SAR card, hunting, fishing licenses, etc) funds are put into a pot. If you are rescued and have this card any expenses the team incurs during...
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    That's cool, but remember that ski cuts do not...

    That's cool, but remember that ski cuts do not work with hard slabs. If you're just concerned with soft slabs or surface instabilities in the new snow, then cool. But with hard slabs you have to...
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    I was up on Bancroft/Loch Lomond today and kept...

    I was up on Bancroft/Loch Lomond today and kept my eyes open, but nada...

    Don't forget about Anchor Gulch, too. Coming down from the flats she could have just as easily wandered down Anchor gulch....
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    Sticky: That was my jongitude for failing to mention for...

    That was my jongitude for failing to mention for those that don't know... Kitchen Wall is on an East aspect, I think around 12,200 or so. It's above the lake on the south side of Loveland pass.
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    Sticky: Oh, cool! Yeah, looks like you had some sweet...

    Oh, cool! Yeah, looks like you had some sweet turns in between the rocks. :wink: That was nice snow. Did you guys ski off of Loveland ridge to the north? I'm curious what that was like over there,...
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    Sticky: Oh, and FYI, I think this is called Kitchen...

    Oh, and FYI, I think this is called Kitchen Wall...
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    Sticky: Cross posted from teletips... I was with Alpine...

    Cross posted from teletips... I was with Alpine up there today...

    I did a quick fx line inspection/profile on this slide today. This was on the skier's left crown face in the lower break. See if...
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    Sticky: Berthoud Pass 12-30-07

    Berthoud Pass - Current Creek 12-30-07

    Harsh winds above treeline. Slabs were building rapidly. Cracking was not propagating very far on 28 deg slope, however it just needs a little more time to...
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    You can tour up Hwy 5, which is the summer road...

    You can tour up Hwy 5, which is the summer road (now closed) that actually goes up Mt. Evans. Just park at the lot across from the Echo Lake Lodge. After about 2-3 miles, you'll be on the shoulders...
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    Sticky: Butler Gulch 12-29-07

    Butler Gulch 12-29-07

    Now, for something completely different from yesterday. In line with the CAIC's observer a day or two ago, I saw bottomless facets down in the trees and near the parking lot....
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    Sticky: errr... I meant I'm the one who emailed the CAIC...

    errr... I meant I'm the one who emailed the CAIC about the slide.

    Anyway, Hacksaw, do you have a sense for how many non-observer reports the CAIC receives? Just curious how well the general public...
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    Sticky: That was my report, actually... Maybe the skier...

    That was my report, actually... Maybe the skier who triggered it also reported? Dunno...
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    Sticky: 12-28-07 Berthoud Pass Okay, so something of...

    12-28-07 Berthoud Pass

    Okay, so something of interest on my afternoon tour...

    I rolled into the Berthoud Pass parking lot around 1ish, parked in the lot so that I was facing the steep east...
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    Sticky: Yeah, Mike, we're in a pretty amazing pattern...

    Yeah, Mike, we're in a pretty amazing pattern here. And while it has built a solid pack in places, lurking deep slab instabilities are creeping me out right now. I think it's still really spotty....
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    4% :eek: Merry freakin' x-mas! Wishing I were...

    4% :eek: Merry freakin' x-mas!

    Wishing I were in the boat...
    Justin
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    Sticky: What elevation was this?

    What elevation was this?
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    Sticky: Sunday 12-16-07: Jones Pass, below treeline....

    Sunday 12-16-07:

    Jones Pass, below treeline. Still mininmal signs of instability. Some wind deposit soft slabs were building, and there were Q2 shears on NSF's just below the surface. But these...
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    Sticky: Can someone link me to this "Snow and Weather...

    Can someone link me to this "Snow and Weather Forum"??? Is this a separate thread?

    EDIT: Nevermind. Just found it. Didn't realize there was a separate category in the forum!
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    Sticky: 12-8-07, Jones Pass Below treeline, some...

    12-8-07, Jones Pass

    Below treeline, some cracking and several very large whoomphs. On our short tour, however, short and steep test slopes on E faces (remember this is pretty low elevation) were...
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    Sticky: I'm trying to more often... I definitely do when...

    I'm trying to more often... I definitely do when I see activity or something unusual.
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    Sticky: smitchell333 -- did you notice anything reactive...

    smitchell333 -- did you notice anything reactive on the E-NE? Saturday we poked around above Pass lake, then further around Loveland ridge. Couldn't get anything to move. At that point it was just...
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    Sticky: Right on, man! There's a little book called...

    Right on, man!

    There's a little book called Snow Sense. Get it and read it before your course. Super easy to digest and will get you thinking about avalanches.
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    National Avalanche School--Anyone going?

    Anyone going to the National Avalanche School next month?

    I'm looking to carpool from Colorado, and/or share a room in Utah. Hit me up if you're interested! It would be great to save some $$$. ...
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    (Also posted on ttips...) If you're...

    (Also posted on ttips...)

    If you're interested, here are a couple of pics of the slide. This is the smaller one to the left that had the ski tracks going in. You can see the crown of the much...
  28. Nice pics! Looks like a super fun day. Thanks...

    Nice pics! Looks like a super fun day.

    Thanks again for letting me crash. See you around soon!

    Justin
  29. A note about your rescue!

    Howdy guys-

    I know this response is a little late, but I just stumbled on this thread and wanted to send a note...

    I was one of the rescuers who happened to be at Berthoud that day! We (Alpine...
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