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 Post subject: Virginia Lakes - Saturday 4/26
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:59 pm 
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Haven't been to Virginia Lakes area in a couple years. Thinking about hitting it on Saturday - 4/26. That's the Eastern Sierra trout fishing opener, so the road should be plowed.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:02 pm 
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Matt,

I'll be up that weekend...if I can break away from the family I'll meet up.
I should most likely be able to do it.
I'll PM you as the weekend gets closer.
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Cool. My GF and her son may be there too, but they will be hanging out in the flats - sledding, picnicking, hanging with the fishermen, etc.


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Thanks for the update Nogs!

Calendar = updated.

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Puff Nattie and I are going to beat you to the goods. We'll be on the eastside Fri-Mon. Probably drive out VL road on Friday and hope to get close to the end of the road.

If anyone wants to meet up to ride between Virginia and Bishop call my cell. If you don't have it get it from someone who has it as we're leaving tonight. Not sure what we'll be riding, but probably more on the side of big open descents, or areas with options of chutes and bowls.

Wood, Warren, maybe Bloody, and closer options from ends of roads down by Bishop.


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powderjunkie wrote:
Puff Nattie and I are going to beat you to the goods. We'll be on the eastside Fri-Mon. Probably drive out VL road on Friday and hope to get close to the end of the road.

Dunno if the situation has changed, but on Sunday the VL road was still closed very close to 395. It looked pretty clear past the gate though, so maybe it's open by now?


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Road closed...bah! If someone can update me b4 then I'll bring my sled to tow us in.

This could turn out pretty fun...let's get some mas personas.
Looking forward to making second turns of the year and seeing everyone.


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Anyone still going to be around VL area on Sunday the 27th? I should be rolling back from Langley in the AM and might stop in if some splitters are gonna be ripn it up.

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mtnrider wrote:
Road closed...bah! If someone can update me b4 then I'll bring my sled to tow us in.


It will be open for the fishermen on 4/26.


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Road is open as of Noon today. I went up Southeast gully of Dunderberg Peak in the afternoon and it was mostly frozen and windy. As with a lot of the Sierra the coverage is sparse. Have to watch for rocks beneath the snow on the way down.


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How sparse? Would a couple of groups find good terrain to ride that weekend if the weather cooperates? Or would it be a burn to go out there?

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The main south gullies on Dunderberg are often burnt and/or thin and/or peppered with rockfall by the end of April, so Scruffy's report doesn't surprise me. But I am sure that all the north and east facing stuff off Black Mountain and South Peak is in good shape, though I have no firsthand knowledge.


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I did not ride the north faces for the wind was blowing and I was sure those would be rock hard ice. As it was the south face on Dunderburg was not that great either. Coverage was better on the north faces but not what I though it would be given what I have seen in the guide books.

Here is a link to the photos I took. Too lazy to link them all in.

<a href='http://gallery.mac.com/nanocats#100034'>Virginia and Twin Lakes Photos</a>


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