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Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« on: 02/22/14, 01:03 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztSnxgOQ-sY

We eschewed larger objectives for the safety of the trees, particularly after meet an NWAC pro in the parking lot, who warned of the danger of a PWL buried very deep at the bottom of all the fluffy. He opined that this layer could be triggered not directly, but as a step down from a decent avalanche in large avi paths.  The word "unsurvivable" was tossed around.  So no open bowls today!

This pic (kinda) tells the story of our test pit location, elevation, and angle.  Add a few degrees for actual pit slope, probably 20 degrees.  Aspect was 180 from shown, so basically West.

non-cohesive poor quality fracture at ~50cm at 5th hit from the elbow. Couldn't get it to fall out of the column. Fracture accentuated with hand mark in video.  Pit was fist soft bottom to top (135cm) with neither layers nor the bottom of storm found.

As for the skiing, see the vid.


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Re: Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« Reply #1 on: 02/22/14, 01:55 PM »

Where does the Kendall Trail Start? Looking to tour tomorrow....trying to stay in trees!
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Re: Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« Reply #2 on: 02/22/14, 02:05 PM »

This is Tour 55 of Volken's new Backcountry Tours guidebook.  From end of #55 section read in reverse for this up-route. I do not recommend skiing the Kendall Slide right now.  If you don't already have this book you should pick it up at Pro Guiding Service in North Bend on your way up to the pass.
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Re: Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« Reply #3 on: 02/22/14, 03:43 PM »

Thanks!
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Re: Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« Reply #4 on: 02/23/14, 09:59 PM »

How'd you get that cool picture with slope and direction info?  Is that an app on your phone?
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Re: Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« Reply #5 on: 02/24/14, 06:58 AM »

Yep, Theodolite by Hunter Research. It's a great tool that I use often.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theodolite/id339393884?mt=8
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Re: Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« Reply #6 on: 02/24/14, 09:57 PM »

Fun day out there Johny
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Re: Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« Reply #7 on: 02/25/14, 10:18 AM »

Awesome Johnny. Looks like a fun day. Thanks for sharing the video.
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Re: Feb 21, 2014 Kendall Trees w/ video
« Reply #8 on: 02/25/14, 10:21 AM »

Yep, Theodolite by Hunter Research. It's a great tool that I use often.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theodolite/id339393884?mt=8

Thanks.  Picked it up and I like it.
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