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Challenges in an Early Season Snowpack, Dec 14th @ IME
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:56:47 PM »
Taken from MWAC notice:

"Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop Continuing Education Series

What? A new program offered by the USFS Mount Washington Avalanche Center (MWAC) and the Friends of MWAC

Who? You! Talks are free and open to the public. Topics will be geared towards recreational backcountry users who have already taken avalanche education classes, or have significant experience traveling through avalanche terrain. Although some content may be over your head if you donít meet these prerequisites, all are welcome to attend.

When? Monthly throughout the winder, generally on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Talks begin at 7pm and will last about one hour. Question and answers, and general discussions follow.

Where? International Mountain Equipment in North Conway, NH.

<The first talk is this Saturday!>

Challenges in an early season snowpack

Each year as the mountains begin to fill in with ice and snow, the avalanche dragons begin to emerge from their summer hibernation. Assessing the snowpack during the early season can be challenging- it doesnít always follow the rules of a midwinter snowpack. Whether itís pockets of snow sitting on water ice, a late Fall rain evert, or faceting of early snowfall on the ground, developing snowpacks act differently. We will discuss these issues and more."

Hope to see some of you there!