Last year in January when I skinned up to the Cardiac Divide and booted 10,820 up there I was descending a nice somewhat exposed portion of the ridge and had one of those guys literally flyover probably about 100 feet above. The downdraft was disconcerting...
Just wait until they actually land on top of you. I was skinning back to Cardiff Pass a few years ago when they landed 100 feet away. I was below a ridge and skinning in an avalanche-prone spot. The PowderTurds are the worst guiding service in North America.
According to the UAC they were "explosive triggered" by the Wasatch Powder Pigs....oh wait I must have meant powder birds . Each slide ran damn near to the end of thier paths and personally they piss me off when they feel the need to throw bombs out there. Guess there is no hope for a "bridging of the gap" for the snowpack up there. The Wizard of the Wasatch called it....guessing we are gonna see a lot more "stability testing" here in the near future .
Let the snowpack heal on its own? Bridging? Hey, the PowderTurds have a lot of boom-boom toys that they need to drop all over the Wasatch like a bunch of six-year olds with a box of firecrackers.
Beautiful day in the Wasatch. Cool rime on aspens near the top of Short Swing.