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by splitboarder
March 5th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Feb 27 vid (skiing N side Doyle and Fremont trees)
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Feb 27 vid (skiing N side Doyle and Fremont trees)

Thanks for the report. Dig that alpenglow at the end. I think Instagram and FB are the cool places to post now. But I think it would be cooler if more folks posted here. Most of my trips are distilled into the weekly snowpack summary.
by splitboarder
February 10th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: February 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: February 2019

Thanks for sharing. Glad you had stable snow and an awesome day. Our BC community is stronger when we share our stories, fortunes or misfortunes. That day we went out late to check the big avalanche in snowslide canyon. Saw the cirque lines, and it looked like all time conditions. As far as runouts ...
by splitboarder
January 9th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Outta-bounds (and other questions)
Topic: Parking
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Parking

Yes. Best to park at the first lot on the right, out side Snowbowl gate.
by splitboarder
March 6th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Feb 28, 2018 Fremont Peak
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

Feb 28, 2018 Fremont Peak

Toured up to the Northern zone of Fremont Peak, last Wednesday. This was the morning after about 25cm of cold stellar snowfall. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mresSRgvtz5lhXf4mIwVA5sxUj69cqDgN_TYGPZe09oi7SYXSCa39KScGa-LKLCT6xh1VyylifgcIwrfRkT-oBo00xhYKnFYARaTxvH2g7DOKbFGaGfuOPXuy3c1b1mBkgLeG2eiyi...
by splitboarder
January 9th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Weather
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Re: Happy New Year

Starting to look like we might get maybe an inch of SWE from this January 9/10 storm near treeline. Not looking like enough to open any backcountry for touring, but who knows maybe we will get lucky. At any rate, I suspect the AZSB slopes will be riding well with the new snow. Then back to high pres...
by splitboarder
March 26th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: Wind slabs and avalanche, Northern Doyle 3/25 and 3/26
Replies: 0
Views: 1428

Wind slabs and avalanche, Northern Doyle 3/25 and 3/26

March 25 still wintery on northerly slopes of Doyle, 10500+ ft elevation. There was about 20-30cm of new March 23rd storm snow sitting on top of a 1 to 5cm frozen melt/freeze crust. Below that were feet of dense 4+finger rounds that were -2° C. The new snow surface was negative -3° C. A 1 degree dif...
by splitboarder
February 14th, 2017, 6:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TSB last week, and Valentine's in Temptations
Replies: 0
Views: 1220

TSB last week, and Valentine's in Temptations

My first trip to the The Skinny Beast - a steep south facing chute in the tight and ragged contour lines on the lower east flank of Humphreys Peak. 12:30pm on feb 10th after the Agassiz Peak station had been above freezing for 40+ hours.... We camped out so we did not know that, but we knew it was w...
by splitboarder
February 7th, 2017, 10:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Snowslide and Doyle Fracture line profile
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

Re: Snowslide and Doyle Fracture line profile

Here is the Snowslide Canyon Snowtel data during the storm. All values from 11PM . Date | Snow Depth Inches | SWE | Max temp last 24 hours F. | Min temp last 24 hours F. Thursday Jan 19 | 62 | 18.9 | 35 | 12 Friday Jan 20 | 74 | 20.8 | 32 | 21 Saturday Jan 21 | 80 | 21.8 | 25 | 20 Sunday Jan 22 | 78...
by splitboarder
February 7th, 2017, 9:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Snowslide and Doyle Fracture line profile
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

Re: Snowslide and Doyle Fracture line profile

Do you have an educated guess on when the avalanches happened? Is around 200 PM on January 24 a very good guess? I think it happened sometime between January 20th and the 23rd, during the POTUS inauguration storms. Unless you have some evidence, I don't think January 24th is a very good guess.... U...
by splitboarder
February 6th, 2017, 11:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Snowslide and Doyle Fracture line profile
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

Re: Snowslide and Doyle Fracture line profile

Some pictures of this avalanche, from BJ Boyle and Carlos Danel. Subsequent winds and snow have obscured the evidence of this avalanche, however crown/flank lines and debris piles are evident.
BJ_Snowslide02Feb2017Crown.jpg

BJ_Snowslide02Feb2017.jpg

CarlosDanel_SnowslideAvalanche01Feb2017.jpg
by splitboarder
February 2nd, 2017, 3:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: some obs for the day, jan 26, 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1564

Re: some obs for the day, jan 26, 2017

Well I've had some time to reflect on dropping this line. Here is what i learned. 1. It sure was easy to look down the slope and see soft shred-able powder snow, rather than look down and see a potential soft wind slab, which is what it was. 2. I forgot to do my ALPTRUTH. A valanches in last 48 hour...
by splitboarder
January 26th, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: some obs for the day, jan 26, 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1564

some obs for the day, jan 26, 2017

Southerly and westerly slopes feeling stable up high. And the safer ridge skinning is so good right now... TemptationRidge26Jan2017.jpg Lots of snow in the cirque especially in the SE chutes like Heck Ya. Loaded! We tiptoed into a chute that faces ESE off of Rustlers peak, and spills down into Flags...
by splitboarder
January 18th, 2017, 9:53 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: Window Chute Snowpack Observation. 1.18.2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Re: Window Chute Snowpack Observation. 1.18.2017

Some obs for the day. ~NW winds were moving snow. And slabs were forming on ESE slopes. Dug a pit in 30 degree terrain just above a rollover on ESE slope in snowslide canyon near 12000 ft. ECTN7 about 12cm down on a new soft windslab. We skied slope and it was fun. Within 2 hours most of our tracks ...
by splitboarder
January 17th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: Alison Clay Avalanche - Saturday Jan 14th
Replies: 7
Views: 2702

Re: Alison Clay Avalanche - Saturday Jan 14th

Thanks for submitting your findings.
I think maybe you ran into our level I group on your way up, early on the Humphrey's trail?
Were your test failures just above, or just below the rain crust? Thanks!
by splitboarder
January 16th, 2017, 11:50 am
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: Observatons from Level 1
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: Observatons from Level 1

Just talked with Blair who took the Level II avalanche course. He reported numerous point releases in the Inner Basin, and a slab release near 11400 ft on the N. side of Fremont Peak in Telemark path. Sounds like they elected to ski trees yesterday on Doyle, due to lack of consistently stable test r...
by splitboarder
January 9th, 2017, 7:28 am
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: Strange result in temptation trees...
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Re: Strange result in temptation trees...

Hummmm, more failures at the ground in <1 meter snowpack... Seems like these NW-N-NE slopes have hard to find, hard to trigger deep persistent slab problems... Dragón durmiente?
by splitboarder
January 4th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: IB redflags
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: IB redflags

Thanks for posting your observations! This is a big help to the NAZ BC community. Glad you were safe.
Interesting, i have seen some reactive graupel buried on top of a crust about a foot down on NE slopes of Fremont near 10800, but not any buried surface hoar...
by splitboarder
January 1st, 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Doyle, brain traps and decisions, Dec 28-29th
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

Doyle, brain traps and decisions, Dec 28-29th

Dec 28th. Mig and I skin up for a quick low angle runout. No signs of instability. Fun. B and P join us, we have dinner at camp and do some excellent night time beacon drills. Dec 29th. The four of us (B, P and Mig) skin up Doyle to check out the lines. Here are some things I was thinking about, oth...
by splitboarder
December 27th, 2016, 1:52 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: word from the slopes
Replies: 0
Views: 1353

word from the slopes

Southerly winds were not as strong as forecast. Or so it appears based on conversations... Agassiz station reported calm winds, but it likely got iced over... I think... Post St. Nick precipitation, north winds did affect the slopes with some stripping, packing, and loading - based on my conversatio...
by splitboarder
December 20th, 2016, 7:55 am
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: Inner Basin Dec 19th
Replies: 0
Views: 1199

Inner Basin Dec 19th

Beautiful day in the IB yesterday. Looked like there was a maybe a thin avalanche up on NE slopes below Agassiz, but the post storm wind had obliterated much of the evidence. My partners were not convinced. Looked a bit like the natural on NE Agassiz - November 2015 . See pic below. Overall : With t...
by splitboarder
December 8th, 2016, 9:41 am
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: Fremont Peak, Inner Basin, Dec 3, 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1119

Fremont Peak, Inner Basin, Dec 3, 2016

Early season snowpack. Facets throughout above 10000'. Spent some time on the NE slopes of Fremont. Little windskin down about 15 to 30 cm down, and on top of that very small amount of graupel and facets and recrystallizing powder (from the nov 27/28 storm). Found one spot where that graupel and new...
by splitboarder
November 19th, 2016, 8:28 am
Forum: Gear Discussions/Swap
Topic: Splitboard Tractor Skins For Sale SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1823

Splitboard Tractor Skins For Sale SOLD

SOLD

Splitboard Tractor skins. Comes with tail clips that need to be installed. Includes skin savers, trim tool and bag. Pre-trimmed. Never on snow. Should fit ~155 to 168cm board. $100
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by splitboarder
May 2nd, 2016, 3:45 pm
Forum: Snowpack and avalanche observations
Topic: May 01 2016, Inner Basin
Replies: 0
Views: 1575

May 01 2016, Inner Basin

Found a slightly touchy graupel layer setting on top of a well frozen melt/freeze layer in the 10500' zone on NE slopes at the end of Soft Core Ridge . Above the graupel layer was ~40cm of new, heavy damp snow. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PFF-28K7Udc/VyfQGf_LunI/AAAAAAAAINo/m0QhnvZnh94CWkMOVE...

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