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Charlie Hagedorn
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Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« on: 01/05/18, 12:13 PM »

Saturday is looking like a great day to practice companion rescue. Which beacon parks are operational?

Susan's TAY-FB thread from 12/14 suggests that Stevens' park was open, but Alpental's was off. Is that still correct?

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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/18, 12:27 PM »

Even if the one at Alpental was running, you'd have a hard time probing through all the ice in the upper snowpack to hit the targets
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #2 on: 01/05/18, 01:18 PM »

Alpy beacon park is in as of last weekend
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #3 on: 01/05/18, 05:09 PM »

Alpy beacon park is in as of last weekend
I don’t know where you got that information but it’s not up and running yet
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #4 on: 01/05/18, 08:37 PM »

Crystal’s is running
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #5 on: 01/06/18, 07:32 AM »

Thanks for the park information, all Smiley!
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #6 on: 01/07/18, 06:16 AM »

Alpental is running, but only 2 pads are operational at this time. The ice is bad. We'll be working on the site this week to get more pads going and at least break up the ice around them.
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #7 on: 01/08/18, 09:43 AM »

Alpental is running, but only 2 pads are operational at this time. The ice is bad. We'll be working on the site this week to get more pads going and at least break up the ice around them.

Thanks for the update, and thanks for this valuable resource!
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #8 on: 01/08/18, 11:20 AM »

@FHNC-'the Beacon Training Park is a system created to make it easier to practice with your transceiver. It features six permanently buried transmitters wired to a central control panel. To change the scenario, you can just flick the on/off switches on the control panel. '
Here are the current locations of WA State Beacon Basins/Training Parks:
Mission Ridge-https://www.missionridge.com/avalanche-beacon-park
Crystal Mountain-https://www.crystalmountainresort.com/the-mountain/mountain-
Alpental- http://www.summitatsnoqualmie.com/mountains/safety/beacon-basinsafety/avalanche-safety/
Stevens Pass(not on the website)
Not sure about Mt Baker.
General Resource-http://www.backcountryunited.com/beacon-training-parks/
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #9 on: 01/19/18, 05:14 PM »

FYI- Alpental patrol has the Alpental Beacon Park reserved for training on January 20, 27, February 10, 11, 24, and March 3 from 0900-1300. Thanks
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Re: Which Beacon Basins/Parks are currently operating?
« Reply #10 on: 01/23/18, 07:41 PM »

Don't be silly.  The transceivers in those parks are transmitting, yes?  A transmitting transceiver is a beacon.  So is any transmitting gadget really. 
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