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Re: POWDER DAY!!!

Postby Magnum420 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:55 pm

ahh.. yep, the one at Winter Park was inbounds... I thought I had read it was "near" winter park.
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Re: POWDER DAY!!!

Postby COBuckeye » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:16 pm

gonzalj wrote:Does anyone know what conditions are like around the loveland pass & tenmile/mosquito range 13ers & 14ers (between Breck & Fairplay) after all this snow we've received. Is it still pretty windblown above treeline or have conditions changed at all?


Here is a picture of Quandary from Saturday morning.
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Quandary - East Ridge - 1/21/12
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I know that they got snow Sat night/Sun morning, but the wind was ripping and probably kept the ridge from seeing too much accumulation. Floatation was very helpful in the trees, but unnecessary on the ridge. There was some skiable snow on the East face, but it was very unstable and we heard lots of "whumpfing" on E aspects at and above treeline.
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