Forums Split Partners Wanted Virginia Lakes 5/14-15
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  • #566724
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Discuss.

    I’ll most likely be there Saturday afternoon for an evening session and all day on Sunday.

    Who else? 😀

    #582253
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    Anyone been checking up on the weather? Mammoth area is calling for thunderstorms on Sat. night? think it will happen or blow thru ❓

    I’ll be rolling up w/ a truck full…

    #582254
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    Me + 2 (girl and dog).

    Heading up Friday after work, probably roll in around 1 AM.

    The exit is Conway Summit, right? Just follow that till the end of the road?

    #582255
    Matt
    77 Posts

    I am coming early on Saturday morning, arriving maybe 8am-ish assuming I don’t have to work. Shellie’s coming too if there will be at least one not-so-hardcore skier/rider to hang out and do some turns with.

    At Conway Summit on 395, midway between Bridgeport and Lee Vining, turn onto VA Lakes Rd. Go until the road runs out and park.

    What time will we start climbing on Saturday morning?

    #582256
    Arash
    27 Posts

    I will most likely be heading up Saturday (6:00) am. I may head up on friday night if I get a wild hair.

    #582257
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    @matt wrote:

    Shellie’s coming too if there will be at least one not-so-hardcore skier/rider to hang out and do some turns with.

    Cool. My girlfriend (Kelly) is coming along so maybe Shellie and Kelly can hang out together for some turns. 🙂

    #582258
    dibiase
    46 Posts

    I’m planning to head out with my girlfriend to get there late friday night…

    #582259
    GirlRider
    4 Posts

    @smokinfatbob wrote:

    @matt wrote:

    Shellie’s coming too if there will be at least one not-so-hardcore skier/rider to hang out and do some turns with.

    Cool. My girlfriend (Kelly) is coming along so maybe Shellie and Kelly can hang out together for some turns. 🙂

    Shellie should definitely come. I would love to see another girl there! Is she a splitboarder too? I have just a handful of days on my new splitboard and would be happy to have a partner to hike for some turns with. 😀

    -GirlRider (Kelly)

    #582260
    Matt
    77 Posts

    Welcome to the forum, GirlRider. Shellie is an AT skier and she’s somewhat familiar with VA Lakes’ Black Mountain area. I think Mrs. Powderjunkie may be there too and she’s a splitter.

    #582261
    GirlRider
    4 Posts

    @matt wrote:

    Welcome to the forum, GirlRider. Shellie is an AT skier and she’s somewhat familiar with VA Lakes’ Black Mountain area. I think Mrs. Powderjunkie may be there too and she’s a splitter.

    Awesome! Looking forward to meeting everyone. 😀

    #582262
    Snow Nymph
    22 Posts

    SnowDude and I will be there. Driving to Mammoth after work Friday. Pack up gear and drive to VA Lakes Saturday morning.

    #582263
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    @snow Nymph wrote:

    SnowDude and I will be there.

    Note to self: Keep snow nymph away from tree wells 😉

    #582264
    GirlRider
    4 Posts

    @snow Nymph wrote:

    SnowDude and I will be there. Driving to Mammoth after work Friday. Pack up gear and drive to VA Lakes Saturday morning.

    Yay! I’m glad to hear you guys are going! Have you been getting lots of use out of your new board?

    #582265
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    An update over at TTips from Eric O re: the road situation at VA Lakes

    http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=93928#93928

    #582266
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    @smokinfatbob wrote:

    An update over at TTips from Eric O re: the road situation at VA Lakes

    http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=93928#93928

    hmm…after reading all Eric’s research I feel we are seriously lacking organization.

    guess we’ll just park in a linear fashion…car camping…

    I’m bringing a cooler and trying to rally a small BBQ…

    #582267
    powderjunkie
    1665 Posts

    Were snowboarders, we lack organization. Snowboarder, er, I mean, splitboarder, um, skier?, backcountry rider?

    We’re trying to pull it off this weekend. Sounds like a cool group. Who ever gets there first must start digging into this. 😀

    (Matt, this pic looks like it for a Subaru commercial)

    #582268
    Dutch MArC_OS
    22 Posts

    Looks like a great crew @ VL.

    I’m trying to leave Friday afternoon & beat trafic out of LA. Car camp @ parkinglot. See you guys there ..

    #582269
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    See picture above DM…don’t stress when you don’t find the “parking lot”. 😆

    #582270
    Matt
    77 Posts

    That snowbank pic is actually taken about a 1.5 mile from the 395 turn-off – about 4 miles from the end of the road. The snowbanks at the road end are only 5 or 6 feet deep.

    Whoever gets there first, leave enough room for people to turn around at the end of the road. This will help us and the fishermen out and maybe prevent altercations with The Man.

    #582271
    powderjunkie
    1665 Posts

    Matt, is there options to set up a tent on a flat spot near the parking area. So we don’t have to sleep in cars or pitch tents on the road.

    Mtnrider, you should rent some sort of snowplow to attach to your truck. Then you could plow out a camping area for us. 😀

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