Forums Split Partners Wanted 1-2-06 Tahoe Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) Author Posts January 1, 2006 at 5:39 pm #567285 bcrider 4149 Posts Anyone getting out? January 1, 2006 at 9:15 pm #585009 dfinn 138 Posts @bcrider wrote: Anyone getting out? I am planning on it but not sure where yet. It’s coming down really hard at the lake right now, if it keeps up like this even for just a couple more hours tomorrow should be alot of fun. Weather forecast makes it sound like we are in for a good one. January 2, 2006 at 1:52 am #585010 dishwasher-dave 460 Posts If the rain that is currently falling turns to snow I might hit up powderhouse/waterhouse in the AM. January 2, 2006 at 2:17 am #585011 mountainvoodoo 80 Posts Joe, Toby and I are planning something for tomorrow. Doubled Waterhouse today with the boys and had some great wind packed turns 😀 . Even on Waterhouse we noticed wind slab formation. It is a pretty safe bet that there will be big wind slab action on anything wide open. Snotel data reported 158 mph winds at Leavitt Lake overnight and I heard Squaw reported 150 +. Heavy wind loading happening on NE facing slopes. If nothing else is possible tomorrow we’ll hit Powderhouse or Waterhouse Proper tomorrow. January 2, 2006 at 3:31 am #585012 bcrider 4149 Posts probably see you cats there…. 🙂 January 2, 2006 at 6:25 am #585013 dfinn 138 Posts could you guys give me the details on how to get to this area? I keep hearing about it and have a general idea but I was wondering if anyone could give me specific directions. It’s changed from rain to snow here at my place in incline, weather forecast is saying the snow level will drop low enough for reno to get a couple of inches of snow. January 2, 2006 at 6:44 am #585014 bcrider 4149 Posts dfinn, Powderhouse/waterhouse is right near Luther Pass on hwy 89. If you are coming from meyers, its on the right hand side of the road (look for open meadow and cars parked). If you’ve gone over Luther Pass you’ve gone too far. Hope to see you there sometime. 🙂 January 3, 2006 at 3:55 pm #585015 bcrider 4149 Posts Pics from 1-2-06 The cold temps finally came to the Sierra and mixed with lingering precip to create some great powder conditions. Holy Nukage was it deep today! With the steep and wide-open slopes off limits due to the inconsistent snow levels and high winds it was back to powderhouse for some classic Tahoe tree runs. I pulled into the trailhead at a reasonable 8am to see these guys (gimpy, joesnow, & buddy) approaching the road after yet another dawn patrol session. Studs. After a quick hello they reported the conditions to be the best of the year. Stoked! They had some lift skiing on the menu as well and took off with huge friggin’ grins. While getting ready Sherpa 1 showed up thinking the same thing I wasÃ¢â‚¬Â¦POW. We hit the skintrack and once again where stoked to find the DPers broke an excellent trail. Thanks yo! Pretty soon it was time to drop. Sherpa 1 My turn. At the bottom we just had to go back for more. 🙂 The skintrack had a few fresh inches on it and it was really nuking at this point. We estimated at least of foot of fresh fell in four hours or so. It was the light, sierra pow that we all know and love, so good. You had to be careful not to choke on the shit. At one point on the uptrack I got lost in the moment, it was so still and quietÃ¢â‚¬Â¦all I could hear was the snow hitting my shell. It was rad. Today’s conditions reminded me of a trip I took to Revelstoke BC back in the day. We had heaps of snow while we where there and did a lot tree runs like this due to high avy conditions. Good memories. Back in Meyers I was greeted with stand-still traffic headed westbound. Luckily after 10 mins we started rolling again. Heading up Echo Summit behind the holiday crowd. My kids have been asking me to bring home some snow for a snowball fight so I hooked Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem up and we had a good one. 🙂 Another great day in the mountainsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦if I can only make it to the weekend for more. 🙂 January 3, 2006 at 4:38 pm #585016 Ecobrad 2068 Posts POOOOOOWWWWWDERRRRRRR! Way to get after it. Looks like the knee is holding up well. Daisy will love the last pict. January 3, 2006 at 5:24 pm #585017 digdug 88 Posts nice BCR thanks for the stoke. it’s about time…. hoping to get out for the day friday, if the workgods play nice. go git it ❗ January 3, 2006 at 7:31 pm #585018 Rico in AZ 559 Posts Woah, so sick. I had a similar day around the west shore a few years ago, on January 2 as well. Only in the Sierras… BTW, best trip report of the season! I’ll be in Truckee in mid/late February. Anyone know of some good spots? Of course I know Donner pass. Also, my buddy needs a split, do any shops rent splits? I’m thinking The Backcountry should. And if anyone wants to hook up let me know. Peace out. January 3, 2006 at 8:07 pm #585019 dfinn 138 Posts The backcountry does rent them, at least that’s what their site says. January 3, 2006 at 8:16 pm #585020 mountainvoodoo 80 Posts Way to go BCR 😀 😀 😀 ! Nice meeting you there yesterday, glad you could come up for some knee therapy. Great Pic’s Jim Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.