Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:41 am Posts: 244 Location: Altadena SoCal
I decided to carpe diem and try to get to (what I here is) the good snow above 8,000' today. My plan was to bike from Islip Saddle out to Dawson Saddle and tour up to the top 500' of Throop. After I scoped out Throop from the other side, I was too pooped to seal the deal; so I went to Kratka instead. Here's the beta. . .
What road closure?!: N face of Throop from Dawson
It looks pretty filled in above the PCT. I biked down to the mouth of the main chute, it's filled in nicely. Just get your timing right when it melts and before it slides.
From the top of Kratka I could see Throop, Hawkins, and Islip to the west
The northern aspects are ridable.
The northwest face of Baldy looks awesome!
Kratka is ridable from top to bottom, if you choose your line carefully. Just bring your rock board. The fire road is covered the entire way and gives you nice beta on what's filled in (but booting is faster!). NNE aspects soften up around noon. NNW later in the afternoon.
From the top of the lift looking northeast
From the lift looking west
It will still be good tomorrow...possibly next week. GET SOME!!! (while you can)