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  1. #1
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    Inbounds avy at Squaw vs. Patroller?? Info Please

    I've been at work all day, but was there really a large avy inbounds at Squaw this morning that buried a Patroller? Anybody up this morning with any news or info about this?

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    from the Tahoe conditions thread
    Another crazy morning over at Squaw. 4-9' crown on HW face to hogs back took out a patroller, send out your good vibs as he's in Tahoe Forest recovering...word is that the entire top of Super Squaw will need to be replaced this summer (at least it's not KT or HW)...
    also heard it was abroken femur.

    as a Squaw jong, what is Super Squaw?

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    ^^^ aka Sun Couch

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    hmmmm... would that be squaw one express?

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    Yes, Squaw One. Headwall face/hogsback went at about 6-8' took him through the trees. Not a full burial, but multiple broken bones and he is in Washoe. Vibes +.

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    Holy toledo Ohio!

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    Split It, my sources tell me it happened before the mtn was open. They tried to call care flight, but due to the weather no luck. They retrieved him in a snowcat. Apparently he is doing ok and his name starts with an A. That's all I got, and this is unconfirmed.

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    All true enlo.

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    +++Vibes+++ to the patroller. Hope hes ok, stay safe out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanPatrol View Post
    +++Vibes+++ to the patroller. Hope hes ok, stay safe out there.
    ditto.

    Kudos to him for putting his ass on the line to keep the mountain safe for others.
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  11. #11
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    I just received some very sobering news third hand. The worst kind. I'm hoping it's misinformation.
    or don't

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    Jeez, this kind of thread sends a chill down my spine.

    HSA I hope that's not the case.

    Sending some positive vibes out to Squaw.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

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    Update, his name didn't start with an A and it sounds as though the news is not good. I'll let someone else confirm. Vibes

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    ++++Vibes for him and his family.

    still hoping this turns out better than it's heading.

    ELA, still don't know how you get more information living in Patagonia than most of us living within 20 miles of Squaw.

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    My previous post was half wrong, and not the better half.

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    RIP

    We are all indebted to you.
    4 Time Balboa Open Champion

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    I feel sick...

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    Me too...!

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    wow- kind of speechless. Sending vibes ++++++

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    The bad, bad news has been confirmed. I don't feel right giving out a name. But it did start with an A and he's been patrolling a Squaw for quite a while. He busted me once for jumping off KT but I've still liked him all along. RIP.
    or don't

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    Hucka -- any idea whether he's leaving a wife and/or kids behind?
    not counting days 2016-17

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    i thought it was just a broken leg, this is terrible.

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    Vibes+++. How many inbounds slides does that make this year?

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    RIP and thanks to all the patrollers out there!
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    Tragic...RIP

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