Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:57 pm Posts: 5051 Location: California
Some much needed snow finally fell in the Tahoe! Yeah!!!
The only problem is that I was scheduled to work the next few daysÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.
Luckily the hamster wheel in my brain started spinning and I quickly realized a dawn patrol was in order. Now to find a partnerÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.a quick check of the partners wanted section and I found that SanFrantastico had a similar idea. Perfect.
The alarm clock came quick.
Gotta kiss the kids goodbye.
At the TH I met with SF and we were soon on our way. Coverage was thin down low.
SF skinning (check out the sick log jib in the background)
After some interesting skinning down low we were on the ridge.
And dropping through the chute/notch into the bowl.
SF likes it.
And takes some more samples.
Such a nice sight to see these types of views again!
I had to be at work at 2pm about 120miles away and had exactly 2hrs to get thereÃ¢â‚¬Â¦no problem. I was 15mins early.
I felt pretty good for the first few hoursÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.
but soon I was feeling it!
Worked til 11pm and got home just before midnight.
I'm bored brainless at work right now so played a bit of look at random stuff in other peoples cubicle gimp pictures.
Then I noticed that in the second cubicle picture there was a giants hand and old school iMac that was not in the first. Its just floating there. Your office is haunted by dead Lime coloured iMac and a man-hand.
What a beautiful place and report, bravo bcr I like your style, really.
Hope to be able to post something from Italy to ... if only the winter decide to start ... it's hot here, too hot, yesterday 20 C in my city (in north Italy). Forecast for sunday at 13.00 p.m.: 0 C at 3000 mt !
The last snowfall of any consequence was Jan 4 - 39 days ago - and it left just a very shallow 'snowpack' on this south facing slope. Three weeks ago it looked like this:
(photo credit: bcrider)
Then on Feb 8 it started snowing up high, but raining down low for five days. At the very end the temps dropped and we got 6 or 8 inches of lighter snow on top of either rocks or solid sierra cement, depending on the elevation.
For the first several hundred feet the skinning wasn't really bad...
...more like ridiculous.
We were hoping that Karma would pay us back for our hard work during this lifetime...
...and we were happy to find our reward at around 7500'.
When we got to the top, bcr proposed a five-point plan. It went something like this...
It seemed like a solid plan to me.
We hiked back up but couldn't drop the bowl because bcr was late for work.
BCR wasn't the only one with a long day ahead. I met up with liketoride when she got off work and we made it 3/4 of the way up Waterhouse Peak before it got to be too late in the day:
It was fun and the snow was the best of the season so far.
By then I was really burned out. I drove three hours back to Oakland, sorted and dried my gear, and then ate pizza and watched Rome on the couch with my wife. Passed out by 10 PM.