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Site Landlord
Jan 14, 2007
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Jackson Hole historically has an "intermountain" snowpack which is generally deeper and less prone to unpredictable deep-slab instabilities than the "continental" snowpack typical of Colorado.

Unfortunately, it looks like we're getting continental up here.... damn it Colorado, keep your snowpack away from ours!

From our local evening avy forecast:

"Much of the snowpack in the region is becoming more "Continental." This situation occurs where the snow is less than about four feet deep and large temperature differences between the ground (at or near freezing) and the air continue over long periods. The surface snow is firm and solid feeling but weak, loose faceted snow develops from the ground up, until the surface snow becomes a fragile shell waiting for the right trigger to fracture. Resulting slides tend to be very dangerous. Skiers and riders continue to start avalanches in the Western Wyoming Mountains. In the Tetons, two skiers were buried to their necks on Saturday after they triggered a three foot slab on a southeast aspect at 9,500 feet near the Great White Hump in the Teton Pass area. This avalanche occurred as the skiers were skinning up a slope that they had already skied once. A witnessing party came to their aid and helped extricate them. Also Saturday another large slide was triggered on a Southwest aspect slope of Mary's Nipple by some nearby skiers (outside the Grand Targhee Resort). Sunday the second skier on an east facing slope of Mount Taylor released a large slide. The avalanche likely ran on buried surface hoar or light density snow on the old sun crust. The Greys River and Togwotee Pass areas have shallower snow packs and have experienced several deep hard slabs up to 5 feet in depth."
Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,412 points
Jan 14, 2007
Stabby
Is this related to the phenomena of "continental buttocks" that Wyoming girls have? Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
Site Landlord
Jan 15, 2007
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Are you bashing our heifers? Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,412 points
Jan 15, 2007
Rrrrr
boo hoo, Andy, boo hoo. Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,499 points
Jan 15, 2007
Heifers? Won't the sheep be jealous? tharlow
Joined Nov 2, 2006
20 points
Site Landlord
Jan 15, 2007
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
Fortunately, Jackson Hole isn't actually in Wyoming. It is a suburb of California located in Western Wyoming. Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,412 points
Jan 15, 2007
just Jong it!
Andy...YOU crack ME up! that is a great description of J-hole.
My other favorite is "Teton Profiteering" for the local rock-shop.
Tea
Joined Feb 10, 2006
444 points
Site Landlord
Jan 15, 2007
Racked and loaded... name that splitter behind me?...
And another one... "Jackson Hole, where Bush hides his Dick" Andy Laakmann
From Bend, OR
Joined Jan 1, 2001
2,412 points
Jan 15, 2007
Rrrrr
As long as those hottie models keep coming in for pizza, I'm all for keeping the burbs in J-Hole. They are sooo, like, ohmigod; after some alpine torture, nice for the gander to take a gander. Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,499 points
Jan 15, 2007
just Jong it!
Good one Andy,

I was one on one of the first Hotshot crews on scene, that fought the Green Knoll fire in 2001.

I derived MUCH joy, trashing million dollar landscaping to protect those homes with my Stihl..including Cheneys.

"Hey Look...that's a chinese elm...way pricey....BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! (sound of Chainsaw)"

giggles from grown, rough looking men

In that line of work...it's all about the little things.

That party the town threw was the worst idea EVER. A fire camp is no where you want to take your mother, sister, wife...no matter how appreciative you are.
Tea
Joined Feb 10, 2006
444 points
Jan 15, 2007
Perhaps you should've let Cheney's burn and spared someone else's home! TBlom
Joined Jun 29, 2004
345 points
Jan 15, 2007
Another contemplative moment for me on Resolution ...
Colorado doesn't want it's snowpack either, at least, not the current one. We need more snow. Badly. Ian Wolfe
From Fayetteville, NC
Joined Jan 20, 2006
463 points
Jan 15, 2007
Credits: Marty TwoBulls m2bulls.com  indiancountry...
Ian Wolfe wrote:
Colorado doesn't want it's snowpack either, at least, not the current one. We need more snow. Badly.


Guess you were on the wrong hill Ian ~(-:. 'The Beaver' - was outta control on Friday
kirra
Joined Feb 1, 2006
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