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by Jasper
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe & Nambe
Replies: 70
Views: 22731

Re: Santa Fe & Nambe

Great report.
by Jasper
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 109
Views: 65615

Re: Taos Region

That is one fierce mofo. Nice report Jared.

Can you drop us a map of the location, caltopo or otherwise?

Thanks!
by Jasper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Something to Ponder
Replies: 7
Views: 5088

Re: Something to Ponder

What did I miss?
by Jasper
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: SF Avalanche Talk
Replies: 13
Views: 7386

Re: SF Avalanche Talk

Hey everybody. I am still hoping to come down and give a talk. I want to come when I have a few days to ski around before hand, and I just need to find the time to fit it in. Would people be opposed to a weekday? Wednesday may be the best for me. To add several levels of complexity to my planning, w...
by Jasper
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: SF Avalanche Talk
Replies: 13
Views: 7386

Re: SF Avalanche Talk

In the United States avalanche professional is widely used for forecasters, patrollers, educators, and rescuers.
by Jasper
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: SF Avalanche Talk
Replies: 13
Views: 7386

Re: SF Avalanche Talk

Hi everybody, I am very interested in giving a Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness Talk. I have spent a significant amount of my life in and around the Santa Fe Ski Area. The place is very dear to me, and I am nervous that a avalanche incident will occur in the area before too long. I will contri...
by Jasper
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe & Nambe
Replies: 70
Views: 22731

Re: Santa Fe & Nambe

I am Jasper. And I agree with lobo jasper. Skiing in April and May in New Mexico is badder than fuck. It's OK if people know. They will still prefer the classic ski destinations.
by Jasper
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 109
Views: 65615

Re: Taos Region

Do you have any pictures of the recent Taos avalanches?
by Jasper
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe & Nambe
Replies: 70
Views: 22731

Re: Santa Fe & Nambe

Wow lots going on in Santa Fe. Sody, thanks for the recon of the 20180102 avalanches. I will try to get those old newspaper articles posted soon. jpurcellrd, I agree that there is a large lack of avalanche awareness in Santa Fe. I also do not want to police people. When I encourage 'engage others in...
by Jasper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe & Nambe
Replies: 70
Views: 22731

Re: Santa Fe & Nambe

In an effort to promote reporting of avalanches let us judge not. I was home for a couple of days, and I was fortunate enough to catch the Jan 1 powder at Ski Santa Fe. I will say that I really really really wanted to go and look into Nambé on the 1st. I did not go because I could not find a partner...
by Jasper
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 109
Views: 65615

Re: Taos Region

Let us agree to disagree on the shear quality. I encourage you to use fracture character rather than shear quality. Fracture character is more informative and leaves less room for interpretation. Yes, scrutiny is common when it comes to evaluating a snowpack, as well as in the research that produces...
by Jasper
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 109
Views: 65615

Re: Taos Region

jbella, I continue to disagree that this is a Q3. A Q3 is defined in Snow, Weather and Avalanches: Observational Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the U.S. (Greene and others, 2004) as: "Shear surface is non-planer, uneven, irregular and rough. Shear fracture typically does not occur through...
by Jasper
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2018-2019 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 109
Views: 65615

Re: Taos Region

Nice observation and camera work jbella! The sheep video makes me miss home. https://www.instagram.com/p/Brd57whgYAR/ I would like to ask why you reported a Q3 shear quality? It is hard to say without being there in person, but I would rate that as a Q2, or maybe, a Q1. That being said we have exhau...
by Jasper
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Strength and Stability Tests
Replies: 3
Views: 3565

Re: Strength and Stability Tests

It's cold, the beer is overpriced, but the skiing is pretty good. It has been an active avalanche year so far with lots of activity in the D2 range on NW-N-SE aspects. Most activity has been on NE and E. How is Santa Fe shaking up? I caught a nice lap of pencil hard windslab skiing in Nambe in early...
by Jasper
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Strength and Stability Tests
Replies: 3
Views: 3565

Strength and Stability Tests

Hello from Silverton Colorado, It seems that folks, particularly in the Santa Fe area, are spending some time doing some tests on the snowpack. I want to supply you with some resources so that you can get the best information possible. Here are some video tutorials from the Gallatin National Forest ...