Temptations tour

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ricorides
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Temptations tour

Postby ricorides » January 16th, 2016, 8:02 pm

A few splitboarders toured out to Temptations and Allison Clay today.

Pit info:
Aspect: 280*
Slope angle: 41*
Elevation: 11,700'
Clear skies, moderate to strong winds from N/NW. Snow transport was happening, wind slabs were forming.
Boot penetration: 16-18"
Total depth: 156cm
Density: Fist down to 129cm, changed to one finger down to 62, pencil hard down to 40, back to fist down to ground (depth hoar).
ECT: ECT4 at 145cm Q2, ECT24 Q3. Column did not propagate.

Riding was excellent.

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A pit was not dug in Allison Clay. The trees on skiers left skied quite nicely. In the main gut of the path snow was quite variable from nice pow turns to wind/sun crusted just under the surface.

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Re: Temptations tour

Postby splitboarder » January 20th, 2016, 9:04 am

Thanks for the info Rico! What aspect(s) were the windslabs forming
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ricorides
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Re: Temptations tour

Postby ricorides » January 20th, 2016, 2:49 pm

splitboarder wrote:What aspect(s) were the windslabs forming
Your pics are not showing up... they likely show up for you cause you are logged into google as you...
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In the area we were in, I would say wind slabs were forming from 270* to 290*, maybe to 300*.

What the F with Google as a photo host? Is there a better option? Or is there something with Google I need to do to make photos public?


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