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Avy danger HIGH this weekend

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usa vs uk in s africa perhaps a decent alternative to snow sloggin? :)

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"Although the NW snowpack has experienced considerable stabilization or melting over the past few weeks below about 5000 feet, the warming and sun should produce an increasing potential for wet loose or wet slabs around the 6-7000 ft level, along with an increasing likelihood of some large slab avalanches, icefall or cornice releases above 7 to 8000 ft. Also, melting snow from rocks or cliff areas are likely to trigger slides on the slopes below, with resulting loose or wet loose slides possibly triggering larger slab or wet slabs, depending on elevation and aspect. In short, this weekend should produce an increasing considerable danger around the 6 to 7000 ft level and a high to extreme avalanche danger on steeper higher elevation terrain above 7 to 8000 ft where signficant recent snowfall has been received"

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I wouldn't say conditions are "bad" per se, but they certainly require people putting their goal in perspective. Skinning up a moderate, well consolidated slope at mid elevation is probably fine (albeit boiling hot), but traversing under some steep cliffs at 8,000 feet that are still holding snow is probably not. Though I imagine trying to slog through any sort of snow without skis this weekend could be a special form of torture. The original poster's advice pretty much sums it up: "dont be stupid."

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usa vs uk in s africa perhaps a decent alternative to snow sloggin? :)

 

yes, this weekend is a perfectly good time to watch the yanks get their asses handed to them in S. Africa

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If your goalie, Green, had tried to hand anyone's asses to them today, said asses would have ended up in the back of the English net.

 

U S A!

 

 

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There were some small point releases here and there, but I saw plenty of people out enjoying the warm sunshine responsibly yesterday.

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heard constant cracking and saw some small slides in some couloirs, overall so glad I got out on SEWS none one on route!!!

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