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Nov 30, 2022
Toured up and across the ridge. Fairly scoured overall with leeward pitches retaining the 4 inches of fresh & facets on that most recent rain crust. Performed a compression test at 2400′ on a NNW facing slope and only had a failure of M15 just on the most recent rain crust and no failures following  [ Read More ]
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Nov 27, 2022
Backside of pitman’s ridge, in the sun, out of the wind.  [ Read More ]
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Nov 13, 2022
Just a quick lap, beacon off, no partner  [ Read More ]
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Nov 5, 2022
locals uptrack, Eaglecrest cat track to top of east chutes  [ Read More ]
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Skinned the road and found some great skiing within the ski area. But ski season means avalanche season so don’t forget the ski area is backcountry until it is open. So no avalanche mitigation and plenty of avalanche terrain.  [ Read More ]
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Regular Troy route. Nice undisturbed snow below ~2700 ft. Observed natural release noted by other folks.  [ Read More ]
Collapse since yesterday. Wind slab  [ Read More ]
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Skinned up Troy, beautiful conditions down low, approaching the summit wind effects became evident and we noticed a recent avalanche on a west facing slope at 2800’. Cross loading and a thin snowpack appeared to be contributing factors.  [ Read More ]
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Nov 4, 2022
Skied the face  [ Read More ]
Eaglecrest Ridge above Black Bear Chair. 2700’ N aspect 23 degree slope. HS 46 cm. Bottom 15 cm was old snow from earlier in the week that was rained on. The rest was all new precipitation particles. Only broken shears about 15 cm down in quick hand pit. Slarvy skiing up high today. Shallow and  [ Read More ]