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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:36 pm 
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That is awesome powderjunkie. Champagne and powder.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:15 pm 
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Socal reporting in with sunny skies and powder smiles.

Sat. Mt. Baldy sidecountry w/Josh
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Sun. Good Pow at Mt. Baden-Powell
Olly's first turns in the lower 48, welcome to the states!
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If Daytime temps stay low it may be this good next weekend too.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:05 pm 
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Well, daytime temps did not stay low, and a nasty north wind kicked in, BUT full on spring conditions in Baldy Bowl with good coverage down to the ski hut today. Rode one of the chutes from the summit ridge (a little variation just to boarders right of Zen Chute) around noon and the snow was a little on the slushy side of perfect but still good. It got heavier as I hit the main bowl and there were wet slides going off starting around 1:30-2:00 pm

Bottom line get out early and you can find good spring conditions in Baldy Bowl.

Wind exposed areas near the summit and on north facing aspects were much much firmer.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:09 pm 
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silver wrote:
Well, daytime temps did not stay low, and a nasty north wind kicked in, BUT full on spring conditions in Baldy Bowl with good coverage down to the ski hut today. Rode one of the chutes from the summit ridge (a little variation just to boarders right of Zen Chute) around noon and the snow was a little on the slushy side of perfect but still good. It got heavier as I hit the main bowl and there were wet slides going off starting around 1:30-2:00 pm

Bottom line get out early and you can find good spring conditions in Baldy Bowl.

Wind exposed areas near the summit and on north facing aspects were much much firmer.


A couple of glissaders almost got taken out by one on 1/16

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:50 am 
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South facing aspects had developed nicely by Saturday afternoon. We had the pleasure of riding a classic. Breadbox in the Emerald Chute:

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Pro tip for you Steve! (No charge this time either, brah.) Watch that slough on yer left.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:53 am 
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Nice shot SF. That is a classic.


If anyone is interested in reading an account of Darren Johnson's avi accident on Red Lake Peak, there is a pretty good write up in this month's Tahoe Mountain News.

They have a decent web reader and the article begins on page 34.

http://www.mountainnews.net/201101/


Here is a link to the SAC write up:

http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/node/732


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Feels like April out there.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
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I can see my old tracks! (upper left)


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
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Anyone been out lately? Thinking of Hiking Jakes Saturday, not sure how crusty it is though...


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
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Things have turned from spring-like conditions to bulletproof since this little cold front blew in. Jake's skin track is probably hilariously unskinnable right now, but things have to get better soon. I see a high of 51 on Friday which may make for some nice corn.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
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Desolation Quarterpipe time
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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:31 am 
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FYI, did make it up to Jake's, hiked up the South side, from the avy gate. It was a really tough skin, with crampons in split mode. It went from slush to ice, depending on if you were in the shade or sun. Ride down was great, super fun corn. All in all a good day to be out. Should stay good as long as it thaws during the day.
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 Post subject: Re: 2010-2011 California Conditions
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Summary of recent norcal snow conditions: uh, the mountain biking has been great! :)

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Looking forward to the change in weather that is underway as we speak...


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