Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:41 am Posts: 266 Location: Altadena SoCal
I just came back from a hike up Throop Peak in the San Gabriels. There is definitely enough snow to ride. I was there in mid January and saw much surface hoar. IDK how stable it is but if you know how to read a snow pack it's ripe for the hitting.
Anyone up for a tour Sunday/ Monday in So Cal? open to any ideas, i live in Ventura, but will travel anywhere. this new storm may produce some good turns. Also, anyone with recent beta regarding conditions would be cool to.
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:53 pm Posts: 203 Location: Los Angeles
anyone with recent beta regarding conditions would be cool to.
Conditions are good, toured in the Crest Sun and Mon on 2' new on dirt for the most part. Snow started really wet Sat, laying down 1' of concrete. Then Sat night and Sun morning got cold. By Mon afternoon the refreeze was causing some crusts. Pics from Mon @sunset. Mt. Pinos is closer to you and may have good turns, or the Crest.
this new storm may produce some good turns.
Be careful on the new snow Sun/Mon. A lot of grapple fell with the 2' last weekend and the wind blew everything around on Mon.
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:57 pm Posts: 60 Location: Los Padres NF
Ya I was thinking Pinos if the storm comes through. The only problem with this storm could be snow levels... Most of the lines there don't need much because of a mostly duff floor with very few rock gardens.
I'm out in Ventura as well...looking to get out of work if it dumps...PM
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Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:01 pm Posts: 30 Location: SoCal
Are the mountains in SoCal avalanche country? The California section of the avalanche-center.org doesn't have any listings for the area? Should I be packing a beacon, probe and shovel for a trip up to Pinos? Also, where can I find information on good trails to ride. Info seems pretty sparse online.