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Monday, November 29, 2010

Cherry Hill Avalanche

This is an avalanche incident that happened in Utah(CLICK ON) over the week-end.

A couple of notes, the aspect/direction of the slope is very important. When you look at the report, notice that the rider entered the bowl at a low angle east facing slope and traveled around into a northerly facing aspect. The snowpack was wind loaded and weaker on the north facing slope. The slope also became slightly steeper. The slope broke several hundred feet above the rider and engulfed him. He was buried about 2 feet below the surface.

The second note relative to this incident was the fact that these 2 riders failed to equip themselves with their  beacons. That was a fatal mistake.

I try and learn by reading and being aware of these reports.

I send my condolences to the rider that died and his family. Knowing also that this is a tough situation for this riders buddy to live with. Keep your head up out there.

Friday, November 19, 2010

High Winds in Beehive

The snow has been falling in and around the Bozeman, Montana area. The winds kicked up to 60-80 MPH yesterday, moving alot of snow around. There were several avalanches triggered. Nobody was caught but ya gotta keep your heads-up...

This is the Bozeman, Montana avy site

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shak 1 Gang Wyoming Pow.wmv

I threw this video together while I'm thinking of the snow falling out in the mountains. This is the gang I travel out to Wyoming with every year. we seem to hit the powder every year...GOOD TIMES!!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Colorado Mountain Snow

The weather map below on the previous post keeps updating and this is turning out to be a good early season storm. The area is located east of Steamboat, Colorado. North of "Rabbit Ears Pass".


Saturday, November 06, 2010