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kimchi
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22/04/2020 9:41 am  

I was poking around the CAIC site and found their forecasts kind of confusing. Definitely not as straightforward and visually simple as the stuff I'm used too out of the California operations (Sierra, Eastern Sierra, and Mount Shasta Avalanche Centers).

In particular I found myself missing this visualization of the various potential avy problems:

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Looks like UAC also has a similar visualization, highlighting problem, potential aspects, and likelihood + consequence.

I'm guessing CAIC avoids the visualizations to make people read the full text?


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22/04/2020 10:44 am  
Posted by: @kimchi

I'm guessing CAIC avoids the visualizations to make people read the full text?

They for some reason get rid of the visualizations this time of year when they move to larger forecast areas for spring. I wish they'd keep them though

 

@pow_hnd i'm impressed with the utah avy center's level of detail in their reports. That's really nice to have


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22/04/2020 11:31 am  
Posted by: @psklt

i'm impressed with the utah avy center's level of detail in their reports. That's really nice to have

Yea, The UAC is on point for sure. Actually the entire Wasatch really is. The level of resources we have here combined with our terrain and access is just mind boggling, and frankly it's kinda hard for people who don't live here to understand....

 

@kimchi was here in January during a big storm cycle and I hooked him up with all of our resources and he was pretty blown away... 

 

 


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23/04/2020 9:47 am  

how long does an average wasatch season go? As long as we have an average snow year we can start in december and end in june or july


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23/04/2020 10:13 am  
Posted by: @psklt

how long does an average wasatch season go?

Usually early Nov till May/June. Some years The Bird stays open till July 4th. 

I've had seasons where I've been touring as early as Oct 1st and as late as June 15th... 

Par for the course is, tour for the first time in early Nov, last time in May... 


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25/04/2020 12:00 pm  

planning a big tour- couple days- from Bozeman to Yellowstone. Lockdown is over tomorrow. gonna do a pre run overnighter on Monday.

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28/04/2020 10:35 am  

Sigh. Coming to terms with my season most likely being over. I was hoping to get in a few tour in mid-late-May, but the Bay Area just extended shelter in place through end of May. With a weak Sierra snowpack, June likely won't be worth the trouble. Time to toss on the storage wax.


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28/04/2020 10:50 am  

That's a bummer, dude.  Sorry to hear it.


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12/05/2020 4:21 am  

Does anyone have any experience with Nitro Doppelgänger or just some thoughts?


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12/05/2020 4:57 am  

@unsuspected

They haven't changed much, so you can get a 2015 version cheap if you want. They flatten/soften a bit, but still good. Nice allround directional.


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12/05/2020 2:05 pm  

rode bike up closed road 7 miles to the reservoir and camped overnight for a super moon shred n party solo style

went for a split in the morning. found fresh pow. rode home- tired and happy

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12/05/2020 2:14 pm  

also- if anyone is looking for a cheapo split. this thing looks pretty damn good for $300. Poplar core and sintered base with a nice looking shape- sign me up.

chamonix splitboard cheap

 from the-house. it's their house brand.


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12/05/2020 2:18 pm  
Posted by: @lomax

rode bike up closed road 7 miles to the reservoir and camped overnight for a super moon shred n party solo style

went for a split in the morning. found fresh pow. rode home- tired and happy

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This is awesome.


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13/05/2020 12:17 am  
Posted by: @lomax

rode bike up closed road 7 miles to the reservoir and camped overnight for a super moon shred n party solo style

went for a split in the morning. found fresh pow. rode home- tired and happy

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How many L is your backpack?  Did you pack a tent too?

I've been seeing this "trend" of skiers and splitboarders who cycle up to the base of a mountain then start touring.  Pleasantly surprised that it's hit EL, and gonna say that you're the first to do it on here!


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13/05/2020 1:33 am  

I think the pack is a 45L. I had all my camping gear in there, tent, sleeping bad, pads, stove, etc. The road is closed to cars for a month so it can dry out. The only way up to the snowy peaks is by foot or pedal.  


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