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 Peak:  Maroon Peak (14er)
 Route:  Bell Cord Couloir
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Cool Hand Luke
 Date of Information:  03/05/2014
 Date Posted:  03/06/2014
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Maroon Bells and Pyramid from the summit of Highland Peak. The Bell Cord looked like it has not had a slide since the last storm cycle. Based on the conditions of the Highlands Bowl (12,162 ft) this would put around 16" of new snow that did not seem to bond well to the existing pack.

The storm deposited large wind slabs on east-facing aspects. Skiing in bounds at Highlands we set off a small sluff slide even after extensive avalanche bombing. Highlands Ski Patrol spent several hours bombing the bowl area that specific day.

Note the natural slide in the foreground.



Photos (click for slideshow):
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  • Comments or Questions (4)
jmanner


Nice...     2014-03-06 10:09:09
...photo. Looks like a great spring is almost here.


Cool Hand Luke


re     2014-03-06 13:49:21
Thanks man, should be a great couloir season. Just needs a little more time to set up.


dsunwall


whuuuuuuuuump     2014-03-07 22:09:38
nice shot


Cool Hand Luke


re whuump     2014-03-08 01:03:03
Another foot of powder today, be interesting to see if more slides follow.



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