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Yeah. Didn't they say the top layer is about 2 feet? Seems thin enough 
that it won't bridge over.

Whole slide = "shallow, rocky area"!

On 2010-03-09 2:20 PM, Greg Petrics wrote:
> Based on that video, the depth of the new snow on Angel Slide right 
> now is incredible. It amazes me that the snow has accumulated in a way 
> that it is just strong enough to support itself and not cause a 
> natural avalanche, yet it is also brittle enough that additional loads 
> are somewhat likely to result in failures.
>
> Just thinking out loud after that video, my suspicion would be that NW 
> facing slopes would be significantly better than NE facing slopes 
> simply because the afternoon sun is warmer and can bake more of that 
> energy out than the morning sun. But of course that theory would need 
> extensive testing before it is applied.
>
> As we discovered in our trifecta trip ( 
> http://www.famousinternetskiers.com/trip-reports/09-10/a-trifecta/ ), 
> south facing slopes in the Dacks (New York was /actually /New York) 
> were nearly isothermal with little faceting (sorry we didn't make a 
> youtube video of the analysis), and the main hazard would have been a 
> terminal slide to rock.... which we considered unlikely given the 
> pitch and lack of percolating liquid water that day.
>
> The 'Dacks are providing some very interesting and extremely variable 
> avalanche conditions at the moment, and after this weekend I bet alot 
> of it will be erased. Anyone taking a class right now in the Dacks 
> will really learn a tremendous amount.
>
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 1:36 PM, Nathan Bryant <[log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>
>     Thanks for posting that.
>
>
>     On 2010-03-08 3:26 PM, Matthew Kulas wrote:
>>     Here's some pit analysis from Friday:
>>     http://adirondackexplorer.org/out-takes/2010/03/08/angel-slides-still-unsafe/
>>
>>     On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 10:21 AM, S H <[log in to unmask]
>>     <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
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>>         Here's the a detailed account
>>         http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/511546.html?showlayout=0
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