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jtack
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December 6, 2015 Mission Peak
« on: 12/07/15, 10:26 AM »

An afternoon tour in the Mission peak area, revealed settling, shooting cracks on all aspects.  We were able to find a few turns on well anchored low angle terrain.  We avoided snow that had fallen on continuous pre storm snow.  Skiing was fun but still thin on rockey ridges.  A pit showed 36 cm of new on a rain/sun crust, with un supportive snow below.  The Mission patrols had plenty of results from ski cuts and blasting. 
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Re: December 6, 2015 Mission Peak
« Reply #1 on: 12/07/15, 11:14 AM »

because a picture is worth a thousand words;

Shooting cracks:


the crust layer (our isolated block slid on the layer UNDER the crust). There was enough water in the mushy layer under the crust to squeeze it into a slush ball.


remotely triggered feature:


and some fun skiing:


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