General conditions, Santa Fe area

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General conditions, Santa Fe area

Postby Bob » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:57 pm

Marc put together a tour and snow report that has me wondering how avy conditions are going to be after the next storm:
http://www.nnmae.org/cgi-bin/sprec.cgi?sprecid=132
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Postby Bob » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:43 am

All this new snow has changed the conditions some. I dug a pit yesterday, I'll put up the results tonight (I have to get to work right now) but I think things are somewhat more stable now than they were last week.

Russ entered a new report:
http://www.nnmae.org/cgi-bin/sprec.cgi?sprecid=145
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Postby Bob » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:52 pm

Today was an interesting day. Marc, a couple of other guys and I did a little snow analysis not too far from the radio towers up on Tesuque Peak. We dropped some cornices onto steep slopes and didn't get any releases. So we dug a pit and found that there was moderately hard slab formation that was bonded pretty well within the layer.

We discussed it and felt that the conditions were such that if there was the right trigger in the right place, an open area could go pretty big. We didn't see much in the way of natural releases at this time, but a warm spell could change that.

Just a heads up for people considering travel in open steep areas.

I don't have the data for the pit on Tesuque Peak, but I did a pit in the ski area today that had similar results:
http://www.nnmae.org/cgi-bin/sprec.cgi?sprecid=150
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Postby Bob » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:27 am

Report from the Nambé.
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Rip a big one in the Watershed?

Postby Kerry » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:17 pm

Bob, et al., thanks many times over for creating and maintaining this site. Next time you & Marc drop cornices to try to rip a big one, please call. I'd love to help with the sawing and possibly see a big one rip :twisted:
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Re: Rip a big one in the Watershed?

Postby Bob » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:15 am

Kerry wrote:Next time you & Marc drop cornices to try to rip a big one, please call. I'd love to help with the sawing and possibly see a big one rip :twisted:

It was kind of an opportunity moment - I ran into Marc unexpectedly.
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Postby Bob » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:19 pm

I knew Marc was going to have a big day and I was a little jealous. Now I'm really jealous. Good info:
http://www.nnmae.org/cgi-bin/sprec.cgi?sprecid=154
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Penitente Couloir??

Postby cmcquade » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:34 pm

I am guessing that Penitente couloir is the N facing chute east of Lake Pk summit, dropping into the flat basin east of heavens hill and northeast of Lake peak. Can anyone confirm this? Im guessing this was the tour Marc just did. What a great loop.
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