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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.

  2. #2
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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.

  3. #3
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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 02:32 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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    It always seems obvious in retrospect.
    "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
    It always seems obvious in retrospect.
    That's why there are so many potatoes.

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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!

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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!

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