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post #31 of 39
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Glad to hear no Ice... Too bad there wont be a big dump of snow but I am sure JH has more snow that Florida!

Have you been over to or heard anything about Targhee? I would assume they would have a bit better coverage due to their altitude and being on the West side of the Tetons?

I see Laramie Bowl is open, which appears to be a dotted blue? Is that any good yet?

Haven't heard anything about Targhee.

Laramie Bowl is like the rest of the upper mountain - good snow between the rocks.
post #32 of 39
 I'm having a good time on the upper mountain.  I hate to call it "good", but it could be worse, a lot worse.  You need to keep your head up, your eyes open, and your speed down.  You also need to be pretty nimble.  My student and I skied Amphitheater, Thunder Bumps, Laramie Bowl, Cheyenne Bowl, Bivouac, Bivouac Woods, Ten Sleep, and Cirque this afternoon.  He showed up asking to be shown some "cool stuff" that he wouldn't find on his own.  I saw that he was demoing some skis.  I asked if he bought the insurance?  He said yes.  I said "It's on Baby"  Neither of us hit too many rocks.  I spent the morning skiing AV with my supervisor.  Coverage is very good on the open terrain over there
post #33 of 39
Thanks.  Good video.  I'm planning a trip to JH for the first time in February and was a little worried by the sparce coverage. 

I've heard it's cold as heck in JH...is that the norm?
post #34 of 39

this was one year ago. good thing that there's no ice.


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post #35 of 39

I think Christmas should be just fine this year.  It's dumping outside right now and I got the call to go Pass skiing this morning at 7:00am.  I was still asleep and didn't go.  The word is that it is now "possible" to ski to the bottom of The Pass.  I'm guessing that it's a bit gnarly up there right now.  WYDOT has a chain law and no unnecessary travel bulletin on the radio.  I wouldn't be surprised if The Pass closed at some point today.

post #36 of 39
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE FAR WESTERN MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS
THROUGH 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON...


* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW HAVE ACCUMULATED IN
  THE TETONS SO FAR. TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 5 TO 10 INCHES IS EXPECTED
  OVER THE MOUNTAINS...

* ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM MAY MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS FRIDAY
  INTO FRIDAY NIGHT AND THEN MOVE INTO NORTH-CENTRAL WYOMING ON
  SATURDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE IN THE NORTHWEST
  MOUNTAINS WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW ALSO POSSIBLE ACROSS THE LOWER
  ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHWEST FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AND ACROSS
  NORTH-CENTRAL WYOMING ON SATURDAY.

 

Teton Area
Jackson Ranger District, POB 1689, Jackson WY 83001
Issued: Tue November 16, 2010 6:01 AM
 

G E N E R A L - A V A L A N C H E - H A Z A R D

High Elevations (9,000´-10,500´) Morning   4-HIGH Afternoon   4-HIGH
Mid Elevations (7,500´-9,000´) Morning   3-CONSIDERABLE Afternoon   3-CONSIDERABLE
Low Elevations (6,000´-7,500´) Morning   1-LOW Afternoon   1-LOW

 

 

M O U N T A I N - W E A T H E R - P A S T - 2 4 - H O U R S

At 10,400' Elevation: 5 AM Temp: 23º F Max Temp: 24º F Avg Wind Direction: West-Northwesterly Avg. Wind Speed: 26 Max Wind Gust: 62
 
Location Snowfall/Prec. Total Snow Depth Total Snowfall
At 9,300' Elevation (Raymer Plot) 5.00"/ 0.85" 33" 69"
At 9,580' Elevation (Rendezvous Bowl Plot) 6.00"/ 0.90" 35" 76"
At 8,800' Elevation (Chief Joseph Plot) 5.00"/ 0.74" 36" 67"

M O U N T A I N - W E A T H E R - F O R E C A S T - F O R - T O D A Y

Moderate to heavy snowfall with strong winds causing white out conditions.
Temperature Forecast for 8,000´-9,000´: Remaining in the 20's.
Ridge Top Wind Forecast for 10,000´: Westerly at 30 to 40 with gusts to 60 miles per hour.
Snowfall Expected Next 24 Hours: 4 to 6 "

G E N E R A L - A V A L A N C H E - A D V I S O R Y

At the mid and upper elevations dense new snow, strong west winds and increasing temperatures have combined to create dangerous conditions. Dense surface slabs up to three feet in depth lie upon lighter density snow and hard old snow surfaces. Rapid loading by west winds is likely to create unstable conditions and cause natural avalanche activity. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended at the upper elevations. At the mid elevations conditions are dangerous. Excellent route finding skills and a conservative approach to avalanche terrain are essential for safe travel. Avalanches are unlikely at the lower elevations.

 

 

And here's a photo from Teton Pass this morning:

 

1 - WYO22TetonPassWest 11-16-10.jpg

post #37 of 39

I wonder which of those cars belong to my friends group?  I'm thinking Triple Direct might be a good call tomorrow or maybe a Coal Creek if I want the pain of a Glory Hike.

post #38 of 39

DId the OP ever come up with a TR or something?

post #39 of 39
Seems like nobody ever does, don't it?
Just another hit and run.



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DId the OP ever come up with a TR or something?


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