Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm Posts: 1605 Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Sweet! Glad you got some good turns on Donner. Tallac was sick today. Just a couple minutes to post a few pics before we leave to drive 12 hours to scrubfest... woohoo! Liketoride finally got to ride The Cross. Side entrace (direct and elevator weren't quite in), but super fun and good snow! Seeing as how I haven't been on a snowboard since Dec 31, I'd say this was worth waiting for.
Thanks to SF for waiting for us (me) to get ready to drop, and getting some sweet pics.
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:56 pm Posts: 424 Location: Meyers, CA
Sweet photos Jim. Glad to see you all got a classic line on Tallac.
Conditions are amazing right now. Blue bird, low avi danger, powder days are a special thing.
Speaking of avi danger...
There was a huge crown on Baldy next to Ralston. Since the debris was mostly covered by snow, I'm guessing it slid Mon or Tues, when Avi Danger was High. From a distance parts of that crown looked close to head high.
Just a little bit away from there, Bethany drops into a thousand plus feet of powder turns.
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:26 pm Posts: 407 Location: S.F. Bay Area
Just noticed that latest avy conditions posted with some recent slide activity... That late January rain crust is definitely still hanging around in some places causing some good sized slides with minimal effort at the mid elevations. Check the conditions and pick your lines wisely, especially with another 2-4ft of heavier snow falling over the next couple days...
Hmm.. Guess the images doesn't like being linked... See them all below in the trip report...