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Has anyone rode there since the new snow? Going there this coming weekend wondering if the riding is good.
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I have Sunday and Monday.... Snow is good but the snow Pack is scary!!

I dug several snow pits and have never seen avalanche conditions this bad!

I wouldnt suggest riding without Beacons probes and avalanche training.

Feel free to Pm me specific questions if you want.
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Could we safely assume the same conditions hold true in the Snowies? Did you personally witness any smaller natural slides?
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We found some snow there on Sunday.
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Could we safely assume the same conditions hold true in the Snowies? Did you personally witness any smaller natural slides?

Sorry no clue, there are plenty of people who have been on the range recently (see snowy range thread) who can provide info on that.

I didn't see any slides, After I dug the pits and used info I've learned in AVI classes. We stayed the hell away from anything that could slide!

I am not trying to scare people away, I just want everyone to understand the dangers.
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I just wanted to ad- I am in no way an authority on avalanche conditions, however I have taken classes and been riding these mountains for 10+'years. I can only describe my observations and opinions.

I was on the mountain last Thursday, and it rained alot! This caused a substantial ice layer. This ice layer melted into the snow fairly well but was still present in all of the pits I dug. On Fri, sat, Sun, we received substantial snow- on top of the ice! Conditions were bad before the ice, now they are worse.

There are plenty of places to ride, with minimal/no danger.. However most of the 'fun' places are also the areas most prone to slide.

Please be careful people! Ride smart and go home to your family with good stories!!!
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I didn't want to put you on the spot. Just thought you might of seen both sides of the valley. I have seen all the reports of poor snow pack from SOCO to Washington, but have not seen any "firsthands" of snowies as unstable. Being snow pack there is similar to northern CO I would avoid any of the main slide areas as off limits. I was mainly looking for assurance that peps venturing out should still be prepared. We have a group of 5 heading to the Snowies on Sat and another group of 6 riding ears. I want fuel for those testone packed knuckleheads to keep the safe. I will be pushing for the terrian that doesn't involve a slope over 25 degrees and there is PLENTY of that!
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We are all carefull riders just never ben to the Seira Madreas before.
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We are all carefull riders just never ben to the Seira Madreas before.
Once you get there you'll understand the recommendation to be safe.
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