Forums Split Partners Wanted So Cal Splitters: San Gabriels on 4/2?
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  • #566595
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    I’m staying local this weekend and I’m thinking about getting out and heading up to sample the local snowpack here in So. Cal. No destination set as of yet but possibilities would include the Waterman area, Baden-Powell, or maybe Throop Peak.

    Any of you so cal splitters staying local this weekend and want to head up?

    -Anthony

    #581253
    wtp
    17 Posts

    Sounds like fun – I haven’t been over to the San Gabes this winter, but it looks pretty nice over there from my side of the hill.

    Were you thinking tour, laps for turns, sufferfest?

    I’ll PM you with some contact info…

    #581254
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    Hey, where is Throop Peak?

    #581255
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    Throop Peak is between Mt. Hawkins and Mt. Burnham. You can get to it via Dawson Saddle on Hwy 2. I think the 2 is closed at Islip Saddle so it would require a bit of a trek to get to it.

    http://www.thebackpacker.com/trails/ca/trail_82.php

    http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=34.35056&lon=-117.79861

    TTips used to have a video of some guys (Big Tim and Mitch?) getting some on Throop and ever since I watched the video, I’ve been curious about it. The video was a few years old and I believe it was from May of the year if was filmed. At the time it was holding snow pretty well.

    Are you going to be in town this weekend?

    -Anthony

    #581256
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    hmm… what it the weather looking like? It’s windier than sh… up here by Magic Mountain.

    did you check out that full moon trip report @ Mt. Waterman on TTips?

    I’ll probably be sticking around down this way not 100% conviced on turns up in the Crest yet…

    #581257
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    @mtnrider wrote:

    hmm… what it the weather looking like? It’s windier than sh… up here by Magic Mountain.

    did you check out that full moon trip report @ Mt. Waterman on TTips?

    I’ll probably be sticking around down this way not 100% conviced on turns up in the Crest yet…

    The wind should calm down by Saturday although temps will be warm. Based on the lat/long (34.3506/-117.7986) of Throop, this is the closest I could get to a forecast in that area (although, the elevation is off somewhat):

    http://tinyurl.com/3uqfd

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Northwest wind 7 mph. Low 28.
    Saturday: Partly cloudy. North wind 7 mph. High 56.
    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 28.

    There’s some depth up there at Waterman, that’s for sure. If you haven’t seen them yet, you can see more of that guys pics here:

    http://community.webshots.com/album/306867558JaSpUR

    Does the splitboarder in those pics post on here?

    Anyhow, if you’re interested, we’re meeting at the road closure at Islip Saddle early Saturday AM (6:00 ish). A couple of us are going to drive up Friday night and car camp, others are driving up and meeting in the AM.

    #581258
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    @smokinfatbob wrote:

    Does the splitboarder in those pics post on here?

    Anyhow, if you’re interested, we’re meeting at the road closure at Islip Saddle early Saturday AM (6:00 ish). A couple of us are going to drive up Friday night and car camp, others are driving up and meeting in the AM.

    I’m not sure if he posts or not…I don’t know him…yet 😉
    We tend to be pack animals…splitters.

    Good looking out…I don’t know if I’ll be able to make it up but it should be decent. Never know though…

    #581259
    SmokinFatBob
    76 Posts

    Good turns on Saturday. We ended up going to Mt. Islip and scored some sweet San Gabriel corn 😉

    If you’re heading up that way, be warned that there’s a road closure at Mt. Wilson that requires a detour down Angeles Forest Hwy to Big Upper Tujunga Road. That will get you back to the 2. Back on the 2, the winter closure is at Kratka Ridge.

    Once I get some pictures from those that had cameras, I’ll post them.

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