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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Got out to Charlton Pk on Sat 2/18. About 2 1/2 feet of snow above 9k.

Skinned from the parking lot
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4 miles in the north chute comes into view
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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Nice! I miss snow.

I just moved to Santa Barbara, from Canada. But I won't have my car or my splitboard until April. Is the season over by then?

How far do I have to go from SB to even SEE snow? I forgot it was winter.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:02 pm 
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Swanny-Nice getting after the limited goods... Made me stoked to get a taste of that San Gorgonio flavor...were you able to skin the whole trail from the parking lot?


yegsplit-the above TR is about a 3 hour drive south from SB and in really good seasons the mountains that you see to the east (Los Padres) are worthy of some touring for sure...

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:00 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:47 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:59 pm 
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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.

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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.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:28 pm 
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thanks swanny, i appreciate the beta. I was thinking Pinos too, where were those pics taken on the crest? looks cool.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:37 pm 
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Me and a buddy are heading up to Kratka tommorow. Last weekend conditions were epic, 18" of blower pow. I expect conditions to be alittle sketchy, but after it starts snowing it will get better.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:19 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:12 pm 
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Looks great! Two weeks until I have my car and my split! I was really, really jonesin' when I could see the snow on top of the mountains last Sunday.

I'm in Santa Barbara if anybody's available weekend after next.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Angeles Crest Hwy reopened on Fri. and went up today to Throop Pk. The Northeast chutes were filled in nicely and with smooth spring snow. This area should be good for a couple of weeks.

A small storm comes through tonight, looks like Mt Pinos could get 6". I'll be headed there tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:26 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal /Central Coast Riders
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:04 pm 
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YEGsplit wrote:
Are the mountains in SoCal avalanche country?


Yes they are.

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The California section of the avalanche-center.org doesn't have any listings for the area?


Right. Socal has no avalanche center or snotel type data resource.

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Should I be packing a beacon, probe and shovel for a trip up to Pinos?


Yes, always be prepared. The Nordic patrol at Pinos would appreciate it, if they're around.

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Also, where can I find information on good trails to ride. Info seems pretty sparse online


No guide book for Socal in print or online. Look for trip reports and spend some time with google earth.

Welcome to Socal!


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