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  1. #1976
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dshack89 View Post
    I'm hoping to harvest some corn Thurs morning, but need to be back in the valley by 8:30. Anybody got a sense for when E facing at 9.5k is softening up?

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    this morning it wasn't soft at 9 am. Pretty chattery on all aspects. probably different on thursday given the warm up

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    Thanks!

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    afternoon stroll up from white pine, the bridge is fat!

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    also fat is the nw on the pfieff, which looks like any old line right now... I was far too late with the sun on it, but dang

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    Should have set the alarm for earlier....Little Superior was cooked at 8.

    The weak refreeze last night didn't help, although I did still appreciate my ski crampons.



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    ^ looks much better than little pine did around 8... south facing season drawing rapidly to a close lol

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    If anyone cares, the Bird has adjusted their hours to 0900-1430 due to the warm temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    If anyone cares, the Bird has adjusted their hours to 0900-1430 due to the warm temps.
    Is that going to adjust if temps go low again? I mean it is still not even May, those hours typically dont kick in until at least after Alta closes. Must be warm.

    With the big snow year have they made any announcements about extending past Memorial Day (i assume they will easiily make that)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    Is that going to adjust if temps go low again? I mean it is still not even May, those hours typically dont kick in until at least after Alta closes. Must be warm.

    With the big snow year have they made any announcements about extending past Memorial Day (i assume they will easiily make that)?
    I wouldn't be suprised if they keep the hours adjusted even if it gets cold. Its been real warm the past few days and there have been a couple rain events in the past week. Simply put, there is a ton of H20 in the pack right now!

    It would also appear we went the past two nights without a good freeze at most weather stations, but I haven't been in the mountains to confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    It would also appear we went the past two nights without a good freeze at most weather stations, but I haven't been in the mountains to confirm.
    can confirm

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    mineral looking pretty fat...

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    no lack of a good refreeze last night, it was fucking bulletproof well into the day at some aspects... went up the pfieff thinking about the NW but it would've needed a lot more sun, even NE was pretty hard still when I descended

    anything southerly was corntacular around 11:30. some decent freezes coming this week too...

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    met a few friendly folks on the way up and down, including the two guys pictured there heading for the NW... hope it went well gentlemen!

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    kinda hoping for a sunny morning, oh well

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    free park detune at any rate...

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    Did a quick evening lap at Alta. Maybe 3-5" of new snow, so the best skiing was low angle groomers. It was nice to just get some exercise and see cold snow again!

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    well it's may, and I hear the it's the season to #gomtbwithyourfriends

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    headed up toledo and did a lap in the chute, but the chute was sluffy and bottom-feedy, so I went back up for the face

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    absolute money. hit it 2 more times after that.

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    saw a bunch of headlamps over at alta but pretty quiet where I was, one guy followed my skinner and dropped into cardiff, another guy coming up as I was on my way down... people gearing up in the lot, but not the crowd I expected for a may powder day

    it also got me pretty stoked to see people climbing the Y on my drive out LCC... the Y which still goes clean to the road in may... I remember a couple years ago climbing rocks past a waterfall to ski what was left of suicide with snowaddict in may... after a year like this, the Y might need to get it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    well it's may, and I hear the it's the season to #gomtbwithyourfriends

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    headed up toledo and did a lap in the chute, but the chute was sluffy and bottom-feedy, so I went back up for the face

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    absolute money. hit it 2 more times after that.

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    saw a bunch of headlamps over at alta but pretty quiet where I was, one guy followed my skinner and dropped into cardiff, another guy coming up as I was on my way down... people gearing up in the lot, but not the crowd I expected for a may powder day

    it also got me pretty stoked to see people climbing the Y on my drive out LCC... the Y which still goes clean to the road in may... I remember a couple years ago climbing rocks past a waterfall to ski what was left of suicide with snowaddict in may... after a year like this, the Y might need to get it again
    WOW Y going clean to road this time of year is impressive as hell...
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    ^^ turns were pretty soft off the shoulder

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    WASATCH STOKE, CONDITIONS, OBSERVATIONS, AND ASSORTED DRIVAL 18-19

    The Bird skied pretty well for May this morning. Be mindful of where the buried wet slide debris lies and soft turns were plentiful!

    On the first tram a guy told us that the reason the cirque traverse has been closed was that there wasn't enough snow on the traverse. Yeah I don't think so bud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    The Bird skied pretty well for May this morning. Be mindful of where the buried wet slide debris lies and soft turns were plentiful!

    On the first tram a guy told us that the reason the cirque traverse has been closed was that there wasn't enough snow on the traverse. Yeah I don't think so bud...

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    yeah Y goes to the road but the cirque traverse doesnt have enough snow....mustve been in IKONer...
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    Skied from timp's summit this past saturday and the Battle Creek drainage off its west face is still serving over 5000 foot descents. As we sat on the top of the peak in hopes that the top would corn up, it dawned on me that this was my 10th descent on timpanogos and the first time I've skied off its true summit. After waiting for about an hour, we gave up and dropped in. The top 700 feet or so was scratchy but then it turned to corn for the majority of the descent.

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    avy destruction. we called this the convenience avalanche as it was really convenient to be able to ski all the way down to the hiking trail coming up battle creek.
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    Nothing beats hiking down a trail in the spring with skis on your back. "is there snow up there?" I turn around and look at the massive mountain behind me that dominates the provo skyline, turn back, "looks like it to me"
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    looking pretty good out there for May 2nd

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    thought the NW would be good but it was pretty crusted, so we skied the NE face (??), which goes beautifully with a nice little mini spine feature down into a chute

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    0% suckage, even found a couple of face shots in there

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    when we were down below Boissal saw us from the skinner on the ridge and, with respect to the crust, shouted "I should have stayed in bed" lol, hope you found something soft too man!

    the snow on the bridge at the trailhead is developing into the crux of the whole affair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    thought the NW would be good but it was pretty crusted, so we skied the NE face (??), which goes beautifully with a nice little mini spine feature down into a chute

    0% suckage, even found a couple of face shots in there

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    when we were down below Boissal saw us from the skinner on the ridge and, with respect to the crust, shouted "I should have stayed in bed" lol, hope you found something soft too man!

    the snow on the bridge at the trailhead is developing into the crux of the whole affair...
    Face shots?? FAKE NEWS!!! That picture was obviously edited...

    But seriously, WTF happened up there? I didn't expect the W aspect to have taken that much of a beating and grown such a stout crust... It barely saw any sun and the winds were very calm. And it didn't exactly get warm, in fact it was in my top 5 coldest days of the year!

    My better-half skied Little Chute yesterday at 2PM and said it was all times with no bottom feeding to report. That convinced me to take the big sticks out to shred May pow but even on the due N aspect I felt like I was riding a very wild bronco, every third turn the boot-deep pow would disappear with no visual clue and be replaced with the weirdest of glazes. It made for a pretty tense descent of the rock-lined chute I spotted earlier this year. I vastly underestimated the angle, hucked the entrance cornice into what looked like pow but turned out to be ice (great), almost cartwheeled over the cliff bands below (even better), then had to escape an angry sluff while negotiating variable nonsense (I get it Red Baldy, you're not happy with me this season).

    Apparently the BDays were also full of chunder so I decided to save myself the trouble and focus on the bridge which, as MW pointed out, is quite the ordeal right now... There's a narrow spot in the middle where you can barely fit 1 ski. I went for it, my crotch is still unimpressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    Skied from timp's summit this past saturday and the Battle Creek drainage off its west face is still serving over 5000 foot descents. As we sat on the top of the peak in hopes that the top would corn up, it dawned on me that this was my 10th descent on timpanogos and the first time I've skied off its true summit. After waiting for about an hour, we gave up and dropped in. The top 700 feet or so was scratchy but then it turned to corn for the majority of the descent.

    [...]

    Nothing beats hiking down a trail in the spring with skis on your back. "is there snow up there?" I turn around and look at the massive mountain behind me that dominates the provo skyline, turn back, "looks like it to me"
    Sweet action man!! That W face is so appealing...
    It always amazes me that people are so surprised to see skiers coming off huge snowy peak on hiking trails. Do you not see the white stuff up there??? When I was in NV one lady refused to believe I had been skiing even though she was in the middle of postholing down a shady section and had just be turned around by consistent snow. Really, you think there's no skiing up there and I just took my skis for a walk?

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    if anyone finds a white BD vapor helmet with a zebralight attached, I set it down stupidly and it rocketed off the baldy shoulder somewhere toward dogleg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post

    if anyone finds a white BD vapor helmet with a zebralight attached, I set it down stupidly and it rocketed off the baldy shoulder somewhere toward dogleg...
    We found Gepeto's white helmet after he dropped it off the lift at BBIUT. here's to hoping it turns up soon! I'm sure I'll be up in those parts at some point, I'll keep an eye out for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    if anyone finds a white BD vapor helmet with a zebralight attached, I set it down stupidly and it rocketed off the baldy shoulder somewhere toward dogleg...
    Post to the Utah backcountry fb page as well. Those kooks only ski Alta once they turn off the lifts

    I hope you find it, but you'll likely need a new helmet anyways. I've put dents in my Vapor dropping it in the snow, no way that helmet survives a 700 foot fall sorry to say

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