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by Marc
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: Taos Region

We haven't seen much avi activity, actually. The storm settled out and tests aren't delivering SC or SP, but that doesn't mean it's a green light. It's looking awesome in Taos, just wish the rest of NM was a lucky. Lines are getting dropped off the West bank off Wheeler's north running ridge to Fraz...
by Marc
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: Taos Region

Took a fun tour up to one of New Mexico‘s finest five star 2000 foot consistent 35° slopes yesterday. RJ and I were able to gain easy road access to Cabresto Lake. Lots of post holing on the way there as well as hiking on bare terrain in order to reach the west face escarpment of Cabresto. It’s defi...
by Marc
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: Taos Region

Lots of folks out today enjoying the powder and the sun. Ring, Pinky, and Hidden got dropped as well as the NW Flank of Sin Nombre. All these have different problems. Polygeneity is the term that comes to mind today. It’s likely a fine line in some of the NTL and ATL areas, but it skis really well. ...
by Marc
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: NM Backcountry Skiing Radio Frequencies
Replies: 0
Views: 845

NM Backcountry Skiing Radio Frequencies

https://beverlymountainguides.com/nm-backcountry-ski-radio-communications/ To: All Backcountry Travelers in New Mexico Re: Backcountry Communications Frequencies The guides from Beverly Mountain Guides has been working with the communication aspect of our personal and professional operations in the...
by Marc
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: BMG Avalanche Courses 2020-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Re: BMG Avalanche Courses 2020-2021

Only two more open Avi courses for this season are in March. It's been a very busy season for us and we appreciate your patience in us opening up more courses through this season. We've seen skiable conditions in all of our courses, albeit a bit bony. But now there's more snow on the ground and the ...
by Marc
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 39
Views: 7164

Re: Santa Fe Region

That’s interesting, but I’m wondering why anybody would be in the watershed?
by Marc
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Yard Sale
Topic: Scarpa Maestrale touring boot 30.5~ $100
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: Scarpa Maestrale touring boot 30.5~ $100

A few pics in good detail.
by Marc
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Yard Sale
Topic: Scarpa Maestrale touring boot 30.5~ $100
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Scarpa Maestrale touring boot 30.5~ $100

Lightly used Scarpa Maestrale ski touring boots size 30.5. Excellent condition. This is a non-recall boot and is ready for touring. Dynafit or Fritchie compatible. I’m in Taos and Santa Fe area from December through March. 8) Good boots, I just have too many other pairs and I’m getting rid of what I...
by Marc
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: Taos Region

It’s been rather boring in the snow pits, so getting mileage in Has been more of the priority. The only thing that’s of clinical interest is the fact that the cold temperature regime continues to drive the faceting process and cannibalizing older non-persistent grains. Fist hardness of >50 cm in mos...
by Marc
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: Taos Region

There's a LOT of variability out there. Pit results showing mostly BRK or PC results on all aspects BTL/TL. West exposed aspects looks like some of the more sporadic areas of the reported NE-SE aspects with a wind affected layer that you'd need a chainsaw to get through. It would take a Gas-X to bre...
by Marc
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Education
Topic: BMG Avalanche Courses 2020-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 2921

Re: BMG Avalanche Courses 2020-2021

We've opened up a few more courses and spread people out to keep ratios low. I've worked hard to get all of our curriculum online, coupled with some Zoom sessions) and we'll be out in the field for 2 solid days for all of our avi courses this year. I think this model works really well, but it's been...
by Marc
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: Taos Region

Great reports, Kerry ~ nothing like a right side up cake! Propagation is not as likely across the variable SPX as previously thought, and the hazard seems a shade less than what one might think, but those wind slabs forming could bring some question to various locations, especially in more complex t...
by Marc
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 39
Views: 7164

Re: Santa Fe Region

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by Marc
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: Taos Region

Shooting cracks in specific areas = low ?!?
Perhaps this was settlement that came before they arrived?
I’d agree with you in questioning that rating in this zone.
by Marc
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Here we go.
Replies: 7
Views: 1842

Re: Here we go.

Ya, but someone had to fix the site. That makes you the Lobo Grande.