Conditions for snow survey crews

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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by ERIC » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:11 am

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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by rlown » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:15 am

Nice. I'm thinking an engine swap on location is probably not going to happen. Glad they're ok.

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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by SSSdave » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:50 am

Interesting equipment list Eric. No doubt you all enjoy looking at all the baby butt smooth pristine snow landscapes.
But were me looking at all that, my tongue would start hanging out salivating like Pavlov's dog and wanting to add my Rossignol S7 fat skis.

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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by ERIC » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:21 pm

David -
It is tough! The top layer of new snow from the last storm was lighter than we're typically used to in the Sierra. Reminded me of Colorado pow. I wanted so badly to run around and explore but we were so damn busy fighting the clock to get as much data as we could before sundown that it was hard enough even getting a hand free to take some pics/vids, grab a bite, drink some water, etc. If I were the pilot, who typically sits and waits until we're ready to move on, it'd be a different story!
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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by rlown » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:04 pm

Would like to know what happened with the helicopter.

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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by oldranger » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:02 pm

Sounds like repair will require a lift from an Chinook! and before the next storm!
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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by ERIC » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:21 am

Well, I'm taking too long to process my own footage so I'll post my colleague's instead. He did a good job labeling things anyway. Long video. Enjoy.

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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by Leadfoot83 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:34 pm

Awesome video! Thank you!

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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by Vaca Russ » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:48 pm

ERIC wrote:Well, I'm taking too long to process my own footage so I'll post my colleague's instead. He did a good job labeling things anyway. Long video. Enjoy.

Please edit it so the background music plays AC DC's "Highway to Hell".

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Re: Conditions for snow survey crews

Post by maverick » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:17 pm

Absolutely marvelous Eric, these views are outstanding, Arrow Peak/Bench Lake/Muro Blanco are great, and the Tehipite Valley/Dome are a real treat. Thank very much for posting this! :nod:
He did a good job labeling things anyway
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