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Postby mainpeak » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:21 pm

CO Native wrote:Just a reminder to everyone to visit the CAIC website before heading out this weekend: http://avalanche.state.co.us/

Or call one of their hot lines:


Front Range, Summit Vail
303-275-5360
Denver/Boulder

Front Range
970-482-0547
Fort Collins

Summit Vail
970-668-0600
Breckenridge

Sawatch
719-395-4994
Buena Vista

Northern and Southern San Juan
970-247-8187
Durango



Thanks CO native.

All, with the wind SW , does that mean the most wind loading will occur on NE faces, and thus, those would be the areas with the most avy danger immediately after the storm?

I've been thinking about this from a newbie perspective, and it would seem logical to look for bc runs that are somewhere in the middle, not into the wind and bulletproof but not wind loaded directly on the lee side either. I plan to take a full avalanche course sometime this winter but is this accurate if one is making conservative decisions with respect to the other factors ( sun , time of day, snowpack, etc?)

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Postby Spam » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:33 pm

wow the conditions in the sawatch changed a lot in 2 days. I looked at the forcasr Thursday and it was still low. Tells you what a good dumping can do to change things. Thanks Josh!!
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Postby Cruiser » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:55 pm

Gotta stay aware out there folks. NE aspect ~35 degree slope with significant windloading taking place throughout the morning.
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You can just make out the snowboarder on the little peninsula in the middle of the crown. He's be in a box by now if he had been caught. Today was his luck day.
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Postby krz2fer » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:46 pm

Impressive shot Cruiser!
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Postby dholm » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:20 pm

Is that picture up by Berthod Pass? I was driving back from Winter Park this morning and I swear I saw that exact slide.

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Postby Cruiser » Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:06 pm

dholm wrote:Is that picture up by Berthod Pass? I was driving back from Winter Park this morning and I swear I saw that exact slide.


Yup. Right between Rush and Nitro Chutes on the West Side. Gotta have been a newbie up there. That's a crazy place to be skiing on a day like today. It happened at about 9:35 this morning. Lots of snow falling over the cliffs made it a pretty impressive sight.
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Postby CO Native » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:57 am

I think after this weekend no one can give me a hard time about this heads up post.
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