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David Metsky
02-25-2009, 09:25 AM
In case anyone is wondering what an avalanche crown looks like, this happened yesterday in the Ravine. Avy conditions that day were Extreme, a rarity for Tuckerman.

http://www.tuckerman.org/photos/tucks/images/2009-02-24%20Ripped%20out%20multiple%20layers%20of%20hard% 20slab.jpg

http://www.tuckerman.org/photos/tucks/

Mattl
02-25-2009, 11:37 AM
I saw that from the cam at Wildcat, wow! The ravine is really filling in nicely right now. -Mattl

David Metsky
02-25-2009, 12:49 PM
That crown is something like 9 feet tall. :eek:

--M.
02-25-2009, 01:16 PM
Maybe a good time to let things settle a bit.

That Little Headwall looks sweet, tho!

http://www.tuckerman.org/photos/tucks/images/2009-02-25%20Little%20Headwall.jpg

Trail Bandit
02-25-2009, 06:06 PM
I have a similar feature on my barn roof. I had never seen a description of that sort of thing before. I will take a picture tomorrow. The one on my roof is only a foot or so tall.

Mad Townie
02-25-2009, 09:47 PM
Wow! Not just recent conditions, either. Here's the caption to that picture:

"2009-02-24 Ripped out multiple layers of hard slab.

Notice the different layers in the big fracture line and the December rain crust that was the bed surface."

December rain crust! :eek:

Mattl
02-26-2009, 06:15 AM
You sure that crust isn't from that big warmup with rain from 3 weeks ago, on Feb 12th? Incredible to think of how much snow accumulates in there. -Mattl

giggy
02-26-2009, 06:46 AM
You sure that crust isn't from that big warmup with rain from 3 weeks ago, on Feb 12th? Incredible to think of how much snow accumulates in there. -Mattl


peanuts compared to the north cascades.....
http://www.athropolis.com/arctic-facts/fact-baker.htm

but thanks dave - impressive pic!