Forums Current Conditions California 2010-2011 California Conditions Viewing 20 posts - 61 through 80 (of 86 total) ← 1 … 3 4 5 → Author Posts January 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm #630049 chuckles 20 Posts Anyone been out lately? Thinking of Hiking Jakes Saturday, not sure how crusty it is though… January 20, 2011 at 4:21 am #630050 Greenhorn 43 Posts Things have turned from spring-like conditions to bulletproof since this little cold front blew in. Jake’s skin track is probably hilariously unskinnable right now, but things have to get better soon. I see a high of 51 on Friday which may make for some nice corn. January 21, 2011 at 5:30 pm #630051 snobro 125 Posts Desolation Quarterpipe time Can you guess what classic tahoe peak that is in the background? January 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm #630052 chuckles 20 Posts FYI, did make it up to Jake’s, hiked up the South side, from the avy gate. It was a really tough skin, with crampons in split mode. It went from slush to ice, depending on if you were in the shade or sun. Ride down was great, super fun corn. All in all a good day to be out. Should stay good as long as it thaws during the day. February 15, 2011 at 12:44 am #630053 jimw 1420 Posts Summary of recent norcal snow conditions: uh, the mountain biking has been great! 🙂 Looking forward to the change in weather that is underway as we speak… February 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm #630054 tiltedworld 406 Posts Here we go… :disco: http://tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/ Anybody hazard a guess how long before the super-slick sliding melt freeze surface will take to bond with this dump? Conditions off piste were ugly mank in the sun and super crunchy in the shade last Sunday so I stuck to resort groomers. Plus I had to get my legs back under me after a work-induced month off. Ready to try out the new split next weekend, but I think the weight of the new snow, even at 20-30:1 will boost the avy conditions super high till the middle of next week. SAC would seem to agree, conditions boosted to moderate on wind-loaded slopes on only 3-5in. February 22, 2011 at 4:44 am #630055 dishwasher-dave 460 Posts Rode Jobs today. Coverage was pretty good and went all the way to the TH, but surface conditions were heavily wind effected up high. Other than the obvious wind slabs which concerned us, but didn’t seem reactive, we didn’t notice any current instabilities, but there was plenty of spooky stuff from the recent past. I think at least 5 different significant avalanches (D3) had run in the canyon on North facing and South facing aspects. All the slides appeared to have run near the tail end of the recent storm cycle (very little snow on top of the debris piles). On the windboard below the steep stuff. North facing path, we couldn’t see the crown. Large debris pile, from a South facing path. February 23, 2011 at 2:22 am #630056 Greenhorn 43 Posts Wow, that avy rubble is impressive. Monday, a buddy and I rode a line I’ve always looked at and thought would be fun. Skinned up one of the gullies on the east side of 89 south across from where Alpine Meadows Rd. intersects with 89 south. We got to look at backed up Presidents Day traffic streaming to Alpine and Squaw and then throw some big rooster tails into the air for all the Bay Area gapers to view as they sat in traffic inching toward the chopped up leftovers on the slopes … which made it extra fun. Everything shaded or with the slightest north-facing inclination was money, anything that turned a degree or two to the south/southwest was crusty. We avoided the crust and skied pow to the road. February 25, 2011 at 12:28 am #630057 JC 90 Posts Santa Cruz will be going off tomorrow… … Winter Weather Advisory now in effect from 4 PM Friday to 10 am PST Saturday… The Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect from 4 PM Friday to 10 am PST Saturday. * Snow accumulations: 1 inch down to 1000 feet elevation with 3 to 6 inches above 1500 feet elevation. Locally 9 inches or more for elevations above 2500 feet. * Elevation: heaviest snow will be above 2000 feet but accumulating snow is expected down to 1000 feet. * Timing: a mix of rain and snow will develop this evening and change to all snow above 2000 feet by late tonight as snow levels decrease. Steady precipitation will change to snow showers by Friday afternoon as snow levels continue to fall. * Locations include: all roadways above 100 feet including the Highway 17 Summit… Skyline Boulevard… Highway 152 to Pacheco Pass… and Laureles grade. * Impacts: potential for significant travel impacts with widespread snowfall on many roadways by Thursday night. Locally breezy conditions will likely lead to areas of blowing snow with very low visibilities. Cold temperatures will not allow for rapid melting. Snow on tree branches could lead to power outages. February 27, 2011 at 1:53 am #630058 aksltxlt 621 Posts Went from blower to choker in 24 hours March 6, 2011 at 4:14 am #630059 jimw 1420 Posts Here are a few belated pics from last weekend. On Sunday, the Heave Gville run was all-time: Ran into a couple guys riding powder snowskates. Never seen one of those things before! But they were making it look easy even in the deep pow. On Monday, I met up with Tim and headed out to the Angora area. We have this curse where whenever we go out together, we inevitably end up in crappy snow conditions. We figured with the epic conditions last weekend, this was the time to break the curse. Well, not so fast. We were thinking of hitting Halls or one of the other chutes in the area, but they looked pretty much horrible. The whole area was windhammered, and the coverage was surprisingly thin given the amount of new snow. It must have all blown away. Fallen Angel: Area below Halls: Halls: Even Mini-Halls wasn’t looking so good: The curse lives! But wait… in a rare moment of “being reasonable”, we decided not ride the crappy snow anyway. All that good snow must have gone somewhere. Hmm… We put in a meandering skin track/posthole. Tim’s Voile dual heel lifts broke (2nd pair this season), so he got the pleasure of using the Verts for a while. Lulu did her share breaking some trail. Eventually we got up on the ridge, where the views were great, and the winds were in full force. Lulu checked out the snowpack and declared it “epic”… …so we dropped in. It was pretty OK. So good that we decided we needed to do another lap. Tim realized he had his Mr. Chomps crampons with him, which have heel lifts on them, so we put in a retarded steep skin track for lap 2. Then Tim dropped his crampon bag off the ridge, so I was forced to drop the cornice to go retrieve it. It was rough. And we arrived back at the car just in time. All in all another great day in the mountains! March 18, 2011 at 3:27 am #630060 jimw 1420 Posts Pics of various eastside attractions from this past Sat, from Lee Vining to Bishop. March 22, 2011 at 12:17 am #630061 aksltxlt 621 Posts PA pa pa powder makes you HIGHER, makes you hyper, pa pa pa powder makes you higher March 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm #630062 powderjunkie 1666 Posts is it snowing? I guess the weather isn’t exciting enough to post about :scratch: March 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm #630063 Ecobrad 2068 Posts Anybody in Tahoe need a partner Wed. afternoon. I won’t get to Echo/Donner until ~2pm but can ride until dark. I’ve got a free weekday lift ticket at Alpine so if you wanted me to meet you at the top before we access the side-country I’m down with that too. Possible lap or two Thurs morning as well. My hall pass is not yet attained but I’m working on it. :thatrocks: March 29, 2011 at 7:34 pm #630064 DesoHoe 9 Posts is it snowing? I guess the weather isn’t exciting enough to post about Actually, it was so good everyone was outside shredding. For real. Straight fresh pow in Tahoe for over a week now. Its warming up so its starting to get gloppy, but it’ll start corning up soon. Epic storm system. Hope everyone got out to enjoy. Another one coming in this weekend? Warmer? We’ll see. Peace. April 2, 2011 at 2:47 am #630065 dishwasher-dave 460 Posts Heads up… Afternoon natural at Emerald Bay. http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/article/20110401/NEWS/110409987/1068&ParentProfile=1056 Corn was fun in the am. Decent refreeze despite the warm temps and inversion. April 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm #630066 snobro 125 Posts 4/14/11 Round Hill Dog Beach Tallac a yak still holdin April 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm #630067 dishwasher-dave 460 Posts Incredibly fat snowpack in Deso. Also, there are some skeeters out. April 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm #630068 snobro 125 Posts As stated earlier, Deso snowpack is fat 3 days n 2 nights of riding and snowcamping and it snowed the whole time The Zone had some flat light but was shredable Will be Goin back for more on Tuesday Viewing 20 posts - 61 through 80 (of 86 total) ← 1 … 3 4 5 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.