Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:09 pm Posts: 660 Location: white room
It's goooood!! Did a few laps on the west shore today. Snow depths ranged from maybe a foot an a half to three or feet. A few spots were setting up just a little, but mostly blower. Did hit a couple rocks pretty good, but the Venture is holding strong. No pit digging today, but didn't see any signs of movement anywhere. Left when it started snowing again, and it's coming down pretty good right now.
Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:42 am Posts: 521 Location: Oakland, CA
Carson Pass is getting it while no where else in Tahoe really is! It was light rain at the lake on Sunday while it was all out pukage at Kirkwood and CP.
This last storm dropped 3 feet at Kirkwood, with more coming ... it was DEEEEEEEP face shots on every run on Saturday and Sunday.
As far as BC beta, some friends went snowshoeing around Red Lake Peak on Monday and heard some pretty serious whoomphing. Also some friends of mine triggered some D1/D2 fractures inbounds at Kirkwood on Sunday in windloaded areas - lower cirque and palisades.
We renamed our Ralstonia to Ralstbonia. Or perhaps Rockstonia. But it was still fun. Highly variable, with a slippery climb. We found chalk and styrofoam in the shadows, various crusts. Finely polished glaze in some places, nice corn on the exit.
Some of those picture of Buffy are pretty rad, so maybe it should qualify. I pretty much always bring my camera when I go out but I don't always put a TR up. Ralstonia is a pretty easy roadside hit, and the conditions were less than spectacular. There's a tradition on ttips of posting mini-trs in the conditions thread if there isn't really enough there for a full TR, so I guess I was following that model. It was a really fun day, though. Thanks Buffy and Dave. I just liked that one long sequence of Buffy shots, but I swear Wavy Davy was there on his new Monk151 Arbor split as well:
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:51 pm Posts: 28 Location: Eastern Sierra's - Lake Tahoe Basin
Quick South Lake Tahoe Update: Snow coming down at 7500 ft. and above. Mixed between heavy, wet clumps and light powder flakes. Upper regions becoming lighter at slope elevations (Heavenly). Rain at lake level. With six or seven more days of this forecasted along with dropping temperatures this should be what were looking for to kick off the new year! News at 11!
_________________ Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain That is pouring like an avalanche comin' down the mountain.