Doyle Peak Tour, March 2-3, 2013

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Doyle Peak Tour, March 2-3, 2013

Postby splitboarder » March 4th, 2013, 10:12 pm

On Saturday the warm temperatures created a sun crust on much of the mountain except for the steeper North aspects. We saw some micro loose wet-snow slides on the skin track, then from a distance, we saw the aftermath of a bigger one on a more sun exposed aspect. Near the top of Doyle we found some moderately sensitive and soft wind-slabs but the variable winds had stirred them up and they were discontinuous. We rode the Sickle Moon line.

Our tracks in the Sickle Moon Path of Doyle.
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On Sunday, we toured further East and noticed that the Telescope Path of Doyle appeared to have some old debris piles in the lower angle run-out zone.
Here is some snow data from the Black Bear Chutes of Doyle. (two graphs of the same data)
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Pit location.
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Video from my phone: http://youtu.be/-ubAR6WUJY8

Video and Pit data from my phone!
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Re: Doyle Peak Tour, March 2-3, 2013

Postby zesue » March 5th, 2013, 11:49 am

Cool vid and song..Thanks


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