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I was riding the summit quad when someone with me pointed it out.  Wasn't a
big deal.  Just a noticeable distortion of snow over in slide 4.  I think
it was more like a  slough than an avalanche.  Maybe what you mentioned was
something else.  The slides were not open at that time. Jimski

On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 9:06 AM Sharon Heller <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Way to get out there!! Do what you can and listen to your body. That's the
> best anyone can do.
>
> Did you see the avalanche? Was there any chatter about it?
>
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM James Dugan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> What a fantastic blue bird day.  Do we really want such a thing in
>> February?
>> Drove my tedious 20 miles to Whiteface's parking lot, got my stuff on and
>> hit the first chair at precisely 10 AM.  I am still on the wait and let it
>> warm up mode and probably should have gotten there earlier.  Taking the
>> short hop over to the main lifts I got on the gondi only to find they
>> actually had technicians working on the towers concurrently so it was about
>> the slowest ride up I can ever remember.  Skied Essex-Excelsior-Victoria's
>> and would rate it about 9 all things considered.  Then up to the summit and
>> a complete Cloudspin run.  One other day I had done three runs in
>> perfect snow conditions just after the big storm recently, however it was
>> in zero visibility with freezing drizzle on the goggles.  Today I could see
>> all the way to Mansfield summit.  The rocks on the first few turns were
>> very sketchy but easily avoided and I got into such an enjoyable groove
>> that I almost missed lower Switch back to get over to lower Skyward.  Today
>> was my first run on Lower Skyward which I prefer over Niagara/Victoria as
>> that is usually much more steep and icy.  The whole thing was so enjoyable
>> that I did it a second time.  They up Lookout Triple to a fantastic run
>> down Hoyt's High.  I had my best rock skis which are also excellent for
>> blasting through dense stuff and slough giving me the best stability for
>> hold on the head walls and run outs.  I went up again and did a Wilmington
>> Trail run.  The usual phenomenon of every grade of condition was in effect
>> depending on the elevation and sun angle.  The bottom of the run was
>> getting a little stony churned up that got hidden in the dense mashed
>> potatoes.  At this point I was getting hungry and thirsty and getting to
>> Bear Den lodge was annoying in the wet snow and very low angle beginner
>> trails were very sticky.  I pondered going back up higher after lunch but
>> when I walked out the  door the heat hit me.  Someone said they saw 55
>> degrees on a thermometer somewhere.  I decided to bail and save energy for
>> tomorrow.  Sounds like the same idea but more cloudy and a little cooler.
>> I need to do at least four days this week to make my personal
>>  Feb. quota.  Gore is supposed to get 5 to 8 inches last I saw for Wed
>> into Thurs.  I plan to hit that with a friend who can get a reciprocal
>> discount with his other  area season pass and then Sat he can bring a buddy
>> (me) to Titus on his pass their for pass holder appreciation day.
>>
>> I feel a little guilty only attaining 5 runs, 9500 ft vert and 7.9 miles
>> skiing today.  When you get to be my age saving some for tomorrow can be
>> necessary in the long run.  Have fun gang, get it while it's out there.
>> Jimski
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