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  1. #1
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    Close call Greg Mace Peak (CO)

    http://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/ac...ep&view=public

    Awfully close call. Glad they're ok.

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    I'm curious, would that actually be considered low angle safe terrain? It literally looks like the middle of an avalanche path.

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    A 35 degree gully/terrain trap doesn't qualify as low angle safe terrain in my book.

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    That's a favorable outcome.

    They observed frequent cracks that broke up to 16 inches deep on a layer of facets between the slab and the ground.
    No bueno.

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    I am extremely new to the Backcountry so I am probably overly cautious but that looks like somewhere I wouldn't go. Just trying to learn.
    Last edited by toastybroski; 11-22-2017 at 03:32 PM.

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    They were wrong, steep slope, cracks, steeper slope above them, gully, maybe terrain trap.

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    This is Aspen, they weren't wrong, they're heroes, mavericks, pioneers of snow sliding. They did battle with the mountains and won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    This is Aspen, they weren't wrong, they're heroes, mavericks, pioneers of snow sliding. They did battle with the mountains and won.
    "They danced with man in the big white coat."
    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

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    Obvious avalanche path is obvious.

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    Wow.

    Nice of them to share at least, but... wow.
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    It always seems obvious in retrospect.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    It always seems obvious in retrospect.
    That's why there are so many potatoes.
    "Dumping on Breck right now. Could be big if it doesn't stop." - fastfred
    "It has snowed, therefore Vail Pass is closed." - Kevo
    "This storm was a bust for most areas and the next two weeks doesn’t look good." - WTF is dat
    "Gratz is saying pattern change Dec 20. Today's the 6th so.... two weeks." - Bean
    "Almost no snow so far, the Sunday/Monday storm looks like a dud, and a giant ridge is expected over the entire western half of the country for the next couple weeks. If the current forecast holds, we're looking at the lowest snowpack in at least the last 30 years according to today's Wasatch Weather Weenies post." - frosted flakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    That's why there are so many potatoes.
    pretty sure we've skied this mountain together, but not this particular slope.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    pretty sure we've skied this mountain together, but not this particular slope.
    We have, and I thought about how much fun that was when I was reading this report the other day.

    We skied the main face off the top which is up and to the right of this pic.

    Glorious turns. Some of the best bc turns I can remember. Great company too!
    "Dumping on Breck right now. Could be big if it doesn't stop." - fastfred
    "It has snowed, therefore Vail Pass is closed." - Kevo
    "This storm was a bust for most areas and the next two weeks doesn’t look good." - WTF is dat
    "Gratz is saying pattern change Dec 20. Today's the 6th so.... two weeks." - Bean
    "Almost no snow so far, the Sunday/Monday storm looks like a dud, and a giant ridge is expected over the entire western half of the country for the next couple weeks. If the current forecast holds, we're looking at the lowest snowpack in at least the last 30 years according to today's Wasatch Weather Weenies post." - frosted flakes

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    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin

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    Whoa! Blast from the past. Gotta find that cool red wine hat too!

    Happy thanksgiving!
    "Dumping on Breck right now. Could be big if it doesn't stop." - fastfred
    "It has snowed, therefore Vail Pass is closed." - Kevo
    "This storm was a bust for most areas and the next two weeks doesn’t look good." - WTF is dat
    "Gratz is saying pattern change Dec 20. Today's the 6th so.... two weeks." - Bean
    "Almost no snow so far, the Sunday/Monday storm looks like a dud, and a giant ridge is expected over the entire western half of the country for the next couple weeks. If the current forecast holds, we're looking at the lowest snowpack in at least the last 30 years according to today's Wasatch Weather Weenies post." - frosted flakes

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