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huskydoc
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Nov 16th Crystal
« on: 11/16/13, 08:11 PM »

Got a nice alpine start to the day (1:30pm). Since a big trip wasn't on the menu, I headed to Crystal to poach some turns. Quickly skinned up past Quicksilver and Miners' lakes and lapped an unnamed(?) ridge. Found 6-8" of nice sugary pow over a crusty, icy base on leeward slopes. Winds picked up late in the day, and scoured windward (S & SW) faces pretty good. The ski down was...exciting. Lots of hidden rocks and shrubbery waiting under a deceptively thin base for the unwary. 
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r1de
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Re: Nov 16th Crystal
« Reply #1 on: 11/16/13, 10:48 PM »

Good report.  Did you notice any wind slab formation on the N/NE aspects, or any slab releases anywhere?
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Re: Nov 16th Crystal
« Reply #2 on: 11/17/13, 06:16 PM »

On the other side of the valley there was some wind transported slabby snow on SW face. Not cohesive at all though as the snowpack was about 6-8" total.
Don't recommend it until the snowpack is deeper, unless you're into sacrificing ptex and edge material to Ullr.
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huskydoc
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Re: Nov 16th Crystal
« Reply #3 on: 11/17/13, 07:46 PM »

Good report.  Did you notice any wind slab formation on the N/NE aspects, or any slab releases anywhere?

None that I could appreciate


Don't recommend it until the snowpack is deeper, unless you're into sacrificing ptex and edge material to Ullr.

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Also, I just noticed that freebird lapped the exact same ridge I did, so see his post for A/V aids   Wink
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