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February 7, 2016 - Gold Creek Crust
« on: 02/07/16, 09:42 PM »

Conditions as much as anything.  Explored west and southwest slopes in the Gold Creek area and found a firm, supportive crust below 4000 in the morning with 3-4" soft snow poorly bonded from 4k up to 5500.  Small isolated storm slabs ran on the crust in steep terrain, lots of pinwheels running in the new snow.  Snow in the trees generally unpleasant, but better for side-slipping at times.  Supportive crust thawed to breakable by early afternoon.   Gorgeous weather and good exploration for future fun times.
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Re: February 7, 2016 - Gold Creek Crust
« Reply #1 on: 02/08/16, 09:44 AM »

Went to explore and scout future lines in the kendall adventure zone, and found similar conditions skiing SE & SW lines off the Kendall ridge. Noticed evidence of large loose wet releases exposed East facing slopes, and the crown from a slab release on south facing aspect. Didn't get close enough to inspect closely.

Skiing was heavy as expected, but beautiful day so no complaints!
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Re: February 7, 2016 - Gold Creek Crust
« Reply #2 on: 02/08/16, 10:06 AM »

Yeah, today's sun and heat ought to settle out a bunch of that gloppy exposed stuff, I hope.  Beautiful day indeed!
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