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    Powder Mountain, UT 2/8/08

    Day 30: 17" of new windslab

    Skidog, Sharon, Marc_C, Amy, Pam and I all headed north to Powder Mountain this morning. Sharon and I got a head start, for we were slated to take a beginner clinic associated with Superfly, the kite skiing festival taking place all weekend at Powder Mountain.

    The first sign of trouble was crossing Trappers Loop past Snowbasin, where the road was deeply snow covered and winds drifted snow from the banks lining the road. No, scratch that...the first sign of trouble was part of this morning's avalanche report:

    [quote=The Utah Avalanche Center]The storm yesterday and overnight involved more wind than snow. Strong winds raged much of the day and through the night, with 25 to 35 mph averages common at the mid elevations, and 45 to 60 mph across the higher peaks. Gusts were impressive, reaching into the 60

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