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  • #577710
    kickerlicker
    1 Posts

    Hello All,

    I’m new to the area, originally my BC experience has been limited to the Tahoe region, and little bit in the High Sierra. I’m in San Diego btw.

    I was wondering if anyone is down to go split boarding with me on the weekends. I hear there is some decent stuff down here. I was actually thinking about getting a Baldy pass <$200 and use that as a take off point for the neighboring mountains. I’m also down to go up to the High Sierras almost any weekend. There’s a lot of Mountains out there I’d like to tackle, and hopefully Langley one day. Mt. Basin. Mt. Tom, Mammoth Crest…. But down here I hear Mt. San Jacinto is one for the books. Anyway I’d love to go exploring down here, or go with someone with some knowledge of the area. Hopefully some fellow alpine tourist will respond. I’m not sure if it is illegal to leave my email and phone so I won’t do it until I know it’s ok

    #662368
    fitit
    343 Posts
    #662369
    supermodel159
    62 Posts

    @kickerlicker wrote:

    Hello All,

    I’m new to the area, originally my BC experience has been limited to the Tahoe region, and little bit in the High Sierra. I’m in San Diego btw.

    I was wondering if anyone is down to go split boarding with me on the weekends. I hear there is some decent stuff down here. I was actually thinking about getting a Baldy pass <$200 and use that as a take off point for the neighboring mountains.

    I’m also down to go up to the High Sierras almost any weekend. There’s a lot of Mountains out there I’d like to tackle, and hopefully Langley one day. Mt. Basin. Mt. Tom, Mammoth Crest….

    But down here I hear Mt. San Jacinto is one for the books. Anyway I’d love to go exploring down here, or go with someone with some knowledge of the area.

    Hopefully some fellow alpine tourist will respond. I’m not sure if it is illegal to leave my email and phone so I won’t do it until I know it’s ok

    I’m also considering picking up the Baldy pass for next year, either as a start off point, or, for use on storm days…if they run. Anyone else do this?

    #662370
    Coon
    43 Posts

    Ive been hitting Baldy for a while now and i’d say on average theres 2-3 sick days a year. $200 sounds a little risky to me. This year I got a pass for $69 which I thought would be “risk-free” but low and behold it didn’t turn on for a single day (yet?). Didnt go last year either. Not sure if ill commit to a pass again, its too much of a gamble around here.

    #662371
    schradec
    17 Posts

    Just came across this and thought I would chime in.

    There is a few of us that have spent some time out getting after it this past winter here in socal(san g, baldy, etc)/sierras, all rad folks with safety first mind sets. Always up for growing the group and having some good fun in the mtns!

    Lets get after it this next winter!

    Christian

    -CS

    #662372
    supermodel159
    62 Posts

    @schradec wrote:

    Just came across this and thought I would chime in.

    There is a few of us that have spent some time out getting after it this past winter here in socal(san g, baldy, etc)/sierras, all rad folks with safety first mind sets. Always up for growing the group and having some good fun in the mtns!

    Lets get after it this next winter!

    Christian

    Location?

    #662373
    Shredy McNasty
    7 Posts

    I’m in so cal and regularly split during the season. I mostly ride the San Gabriel mountains but I’m wanting to get more ranges in. For the past few years I’ve been hiking on my own, but I need a buddy(ies) to get into some situations.

    I live in the IE, and shred at least 4 days a week.

    Do you guys have any safety equipment? I currently have my shovel, probe, beacon, and currently working on gettin an avalung.

    #662374
    supermodel159
    62 Posts

    Early season stoke.

    #662375
    sdmarkus
    407 Posts

    I was in Mammoth last weekend and unfortunately the BC has a ways to go 😥

    I live in SD and ride the Eastside frequently, picked up my June pass last weekend.

    Always looking for heads to share in ridiculously priced petroleum products and don’t mind driving :doobie:

    #662376
    swanny
    189 Posts

    Low tide rock board testing Sat in the crest. Anyone else going?

    #662377
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    Wilson Webcam shows nothing at Twin Peaks. Waterman is shrouded in clouds. That means (on this side of the San Gab’s) still dry up to 7500′.
    Anybody have beta on Baldy or Baden Powell?

    Unless the snowline moves down significantly tonight, bring your mountain bike.

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    #662378
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    Snow is great on NW aspects above 8,500′. I hiked Throop this morning and plan to do laps on the upper parts of Baden Powell tomorrow.

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    #662379
    beantown
    44 Posts

    Hi everyone currently living up in Big Bear City, CA and looking to do some splitboarding and light winter mountaineering this winter. I’m new to both but have lots of backpacking experience, snow camping and some winter backpacking as well. I have resort skied and snowboarded for 25+ years, time to get into the backcountry!

    I picked up a used splitboard and some other gear like ice ax, crampons, helmet, snow shovel for winter. I don’t have any AV training and don’t have a beacon yet but i would like to take an AV course locally if offered. I’d like to meet some other splitters this winter for some winter trips and overnight. I’ve spent a lot of time back in San Gorgonio hiking and backpacking and I am very familiar with the area, and would like to do some winter trips back there.

    who is going to be around this winter to tear it up? getting stoked for some snow, raining in big bear right now but hoping its going to dump up in San G. I’m going to check it out this weekend, leaving the splitboard at home and may snow camp and snow shoe.

    #662380
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    Glad to hear you’re around. It’s always good to have a one more touring partner available.
    @beantown wrote:

    I don’t have any AV training and don’t have a beacon yet but i would like to take an AV course locally if offered.

    A beacon, probe, *and* shovel are your ticket into the backcountry. For want of any one, the other two are rendered pretty useless.
    And then there’s the wherewithal to use them. . .

    . . . For that, the NSP will offer Avy1 early next year. Tentative dates and a registration form can be found here. . .
    http://scalavyclasses.blogspot.com

    And keep checking this site. . .
    http://www.socalsnow.org
    In addition to daily weather briefings for our local ranges, it provides generalized Avy forecasts and is becoming the hub for all things winter-backcountry related in the transverse ranges. While the calendar has yet to be updated, there are a few, free presentations being offered in the coming months:

    Free Avalanche Awareness Presentations:
    Everyone is welcome
    *December 9th, 2014 7pm
    Claremont College Outdoor Education Center
    601 Amherst Av.
    Claremont, Ca. 91711

    The Adventure 16 series

    Happy 1/2 hour 6:30pm
    Presentation 7:00pm

    * January 14th, 2014
    Adventure 16 San Diego
    4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd.
    San Diegeo, CA, 92120 USA

    * January 15th, 2014
    Adventure 16 Tarzana
    5425 Reseda Blvd.
    Tarzana, CA, 91356 USA

    * January 16th, 2014
    Adventure 16 West L.A.
    11161 W. Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA, 90064 USA

    The presentations are primarily for outreach/education but they also are a place where we recreationalists can meet, get a vibe for each other, and touring find partners.

    I plan to be at at least one.

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    #662381
    beantown
    44 Posts

    Hey Hans thanks for the info. I actually met Allan from socalsnow 2 years ago at dry lake up in San Gorgonio. I was out hiking, and he walked by with a splitboard and told me he just rode down from the top! I was blown away by that and that is why I have a splitboard now haha.

    I messaged allan at socalsnow (just found out that was him i met at san g) and got the same info from him and he just updated his site.

    do you know which one of these presentation you are going to? the dec 9th date at claremont college is closest to me, i may go…

    #704463
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    I was literally in my car to head to Claremont when I learned the presentation was cancelled. Bummer.
    I shoulda started a thread on the forum which said something like, “Just ’cause the presentation is cancelled, doesn’t mean we can’t meet at a bar and talk shop.” 20/20 hindsight eh?

    Storms gonna clear out by Saturday w/ a bluebird Sunday. Between San G, Baden Powell, & Baldy, Baldy wins with ≈15–20″ forecasted snow. The other two are projected with 8–13″.
    . . . And it’s a Pineapple Express so that means right-side-up deposition. Boo-ya! :bananas: Good to know b/c N aspect chutes and gullies up high held onto a thin layer of melt/freeze.

    I have a rehearsal and concerts all weekend, so I can’t make it out; but I think I can get some time off this week. I’m thinking Monday or Tues. If anyone knows they’ll heading out M-F, PM me and I’ll make arrangements to have a mid-week touring partner. 😉

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    #705205
    beantown
    44 Posts

    I was going to go to Claremont also and saw it was canceled. I’m available all next week to go out if you don’t mind a noob like me tagging along. Forecast shows more snow Tuesday.

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