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    It looks like there have been several avalanches in the past month and a half. A couple have been big. It is interesting to go back through the recent Tuckermans ravine pictures on www.tuckermans.org - the changes are amazing.

    It looks like we will have snow in the bowl for quite a while this spring.
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    I came across this report:

    http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forum...ad.php?t=21338

    Sounds a little hairy. Fortunately no one was injured or worse.

    KDT

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot
    I don't really know any history of avy's in the Bowl, but I wonder how regular of an occurrence one of this magnitude is? KDT
    It was first time the first aid cache has gotten buried since the winter of '68-'69.

    Quoting the USFS avalanche bulliten for March 4, a couple days after the avalanche:

    "Well, the obvious evidence is that one of the largest avalanches either Brian or I have ever seen ran on this crust and was unable to step down to anything below. For the record, this slide buried the first aid cache at the entrance to the ravine, and based on broken bits of trees we believe it stopped only 100-125 yards short of running over the Little Headwall! As far as we know, this has happened only two other times, once in 1969 and once in the 1940's."

    Impressive stuff. Wish I could have been standing on Lion's Head to see it!
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