Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:18 pm Posts: 57 Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Matt, Thanks for the beta! That's some good stuff. I'm really lookin forward to meeting some other splitters.
As luck would have it, my spotx tahoe guide came in last night. It's got topo's for exactly what Matt was describing. Looks like Galena bowls might be just the ticket. Mebbe some of the South-facing Mt Rose runs in the morning, then up to the N side of Tamarack once it warms up?
Btw, updated email, email@example.com (works now, Steve). I can also pass the cell to anyone who wants it.
Climb Peak 9202' (fireplug) first thing. It's a short quick climb - maybe 600' vert. Decend the powder on the north treed chutes into Galena drainage - maybe 600-800'. Climb one of the south chutes of Mt.Rose (you'll see 'em) and descend. Make sure you're done this by noon-1pm to avoid wet slides/slough. Then traverse over to NE side of Tamarack (Hourglass Bowl) and do a run or two. Then climb back up and descend the east face of Tam. (Proletariat). By then the east face may be sloppy or crusty, but it may still be good. At the bottom head to riders' left and you will end up at the car. This is a pretty long day, but lots of fun terrain (nothing too steep or hard to skin).