Re: [hr100] Why 23
thanks again!!! i love that so many people put so much
thought into this race! i looked at the historical
data and found it quite informative. i too compared
the SWE to past runs although i didn't have the
personal trail condtition knowledge to fully connect.
i feel pretty good about this year besides a little
snow will just make going down virginius more fun!
i can't wait to see all ya'll
--- Twiggsc@... wrote:
> Actually, John, some would call it animal cruelty to
> tattoo a marmot. Far better for you to get a tattoo
> of a marmot.
> Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "johncappis" <cappis@...>
> Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 23:06:13
> Subject: [hr100] Why 23
> Let me give a little more detail in answer to James'
> question on how
> the 23" SWE was determined.
> We looked at the history of the SWE at Red Mountain
> Pass on June 1 for
> the duration of the Hardrock (1992-2007). (This is
> available with the
> history button on the Snotel site.) The highest SWE
> for a year
> we held the run was 19.4 in 1997. There was a lot
> of snow on the
> course in 1997 and everyone learned first hand the
> definition of post
> holing. The course however was definitely doable.
> For comparison, the year we canceled, 1995 the
> comparable SWE was 31.3.
> An educated estimation was made that an increase of
> snow on the course
> of 20% greater than in 1997 could be handled in
> terms of runner safety
> and getting aid stations into place. A little quick
> arithmetic of 20%
> greater than 19.4 and rounding to the nearest inch
> gives 23".
> I must say I like the marmot shadow idea though.
> Perhaps we can find
> a volunteer marmot near Silverton who wouldn't mind
> having a tattoo
> applied so we can recognize him/her in future
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