Forums Current Conditions California Tahoe 08/09 Viewing 20 posts - 21 through 40 (of 80 total) ← 1 2 3 4 →Author Posts January 12, 2009 at 1:59 am #609793 SanFrantastico 1514 PostsWe renamed our Ralstonia to Ralstbonia. Or perhaps Rockstonia. But it was still fun. Highly variable, with a slippery climb. We found chalk and styrofoam in the shadows, various crusts. Finely polished glaze in some places, nice corn on the exit.Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968. January 13, 2009 at 7:56 pm #609794 Rico in AZ 559 Posts^^^Storn, why is this not a TR? :scratch: January 14, 2009 at 12:44 am #609795 SanFrantastico 1514 PostsWell…Some of those picture of Buffy are pretty rad, so maybe it should qualify. I pretty much always bring my camera when I go out but I don’t always put a TR up. Ralstonia is a pretty easy roadside hit, and the conditions were less than spectacular. There’s a tradition on ttips of posting mini-trs in the conditions thread if there isn’t really enough there for a full TR, so I guess I was following that model. It was a really fun day, though. Thanks Buffy and Dave. I just liked that one long sequence of Buffy shots, but I swear Wavy Davy was there on his new Monk151 Arbor split as well:Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968. January 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm #609796 Rico in AZ 559 PostsYeah kool, I get yer point.But I’ll say this loud and clear, THIS IS NOT TTIPS. WE ARE NOT TELE SKIERS! 😉 January 15, 2009 at 5:06 pm #609797 bcrider 4150 PostsFunny rico. 🙂Does anyone have any recent 411 on the conditions in the South Ramp of Tallac??? January 22, 2009 at 8:49 pm #609798 Clydesdaleclass71 27 PostsQuick South Lake Tahoe Update: Snow coming down at 7500 ft. and above. Mixed between heavy, wet clumps and light powder flakes. Upper regions becoming lighter at slope elevations (Heavenly). Rain at lake level. With six or seven more days of this forecasted along with dropping temperatures this should be what were looking for to kick off the new year! News at 11! January 22, 2009 at 9:42 pm #609799 Ecobrad 2068 PostsNot looking good right now. January 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm #609800 fustercluck 668 PostsNo, not looking particularly good at the moment, though it has been snowing/sleeting at lake level. But the forecast is looking promising. January 26, 2009 at 5:20 am #609785 scruffy 34 PostsJust thought I would let people know that stuff above around 8.5k is rather sweet currently in Tahoe. Rode Mt. Rose/ Galena bowls along with everyone else on the forum who was in north tahoe on Saturday, think I spotted at least 5 other splitboarders. The most I have ever seen in one place without Tex being around. It was a little heavy in spots but nice powder around 18″-24″. But by the late afternoon it was starting to look like a resort with some moguls starting to form.Rode Jakes today and the top 1k was sweet! Although a fare amount of sluff on steep faces and chutes. For the bottom 1k of the exit you wanted to be on belay with crampons. 😥Scruffy January 26, 2009 at 6:28 am #609801 SanFrantastico 1514 PostsSweet – thanks for the update! I’m gonna hit CP on Tuesday if you’re interested. No Tex, though.Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968. January 26, 2009 at 6:55 am #609802 fustercluck 668 PostsWas that you I saw on the top of Jake’s Scruffy, with the herding dog? I concur with the snow info, though I didn’t find the bottom to be quite that bad. Stay high and it’s good. :doobie: January 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm #609803 scruffy 34 PostsThat was I. January 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm #609804 BGnight 1382 PostsI rode Jakes Sunday morning early and it was o.k. (like scruffy said, I wish I had my split crampons for first 1k) Nice and deep on top but quickly got funky, thin and heavy down low. But today I rode alpine and they seem to have gotten more snow since then or just more overall. There was close to a foot on top of Jakes yesterday morning, but this morning Alpine had and easy two feet on top. It also dried out and and was very light and fluffy. Pretty epic. January 26, 2009 at 11:35 pm #609805 fustercluck 668 PostsRight on Scruffy, at least now I know what you look like. I wasn’t really too into talking up top because the transition froze me pretty good. And BG, Alpine was most definitely off the hook today! Looks like a few good days for splitting if the east wind doesn’t blow out too much of the pow, and this next high pressure setup doesn’t look to be lasting too long. :clap: January 26, 2009 at 11:54 pm #609806 snownskate 140 PostsUp is where the good is, rode Rose area on Sat. and it was just fine all the way down to 8500′, still plenty dry to do drops and not get ejected over the handlebars. Was riding a ridge line down and kept setting off small wind slabs, sounds like that was pretty common up there but I think everything has solidified a little since then.Want to get out this Friday, PM me if you have any grand plans and need a partner. January 27, 2009 at 10:13 pm #609807 BGnight 1382 PostsRode Tallac this morning (27th). Not as deep as Alpine Meadows but still good. Scruffy, I saw you drive by as I was gearing up. Did you do Tallac too? Took my mr. chomps which saved my ass. Top of bowl off peak is still bony and I don’t think the cross is going yet. I didn’t go to actually peak and look in. I topped out to the lookers right of bowl.Omg!Omg!Omg! Mmmmm, that was nice 🙂 The Cross slid big and was a bummer cuz this is my favorite part of the run and it was frozen death boulders: Some slides and tracks on south side of cross: forgot my t.p.!!! 😡 January 28, 2009 at 4:44 am #609808 scruffy 34 PostsBG,Saw you as I drove by would have stopped but was late for a Storn date on Carson Pass. We (SanFrantastico, mtnman, myself) road Elephants Back with a afternoon guest appearance by liketoride. We were going to check out other things in CP but it was too nice and no one else seemed interested in the area. Not sure where everyone else at the Sno-Park went.Wind was definitely a factor on the faces and with some stability. Started nucking in the afternoon not sure what that will do to everything down there.Storn in the Snow and Sun Transitions The Crescent where we thought everyone was going but did not see any signs of life on it all day. Scruff January 30, 2009 at 5:31 am #609809 snownskate 140 PostsUp is still where the good is, rode Rose area this morning, a little heavier on E face but anything in the shade was $$. February 3, 2009 at 8:37 pm #609810 dishwasher-dave 460 PostsDesolation 1/29-2/1Still great pow on north facing slopes. Some wind damage in higher treeless areas (ie. upper Ralston). Minor roller ball activity on south facing slopes. As SAC has noted, there is some Surface Hoar growth out there.Impressive t-shirt pow turns with an overnight pack. February 4, 2009 at 3:55 am #609811 aksltxlt 621 PostsYea Dave :bananas: stoked on the fun trip I’ve got some rad pics too somehow cant quite figure how to post em Thanks so much -Aaron Viewing 20 posts - 21 through 40 (of 80 total) ← 1 2 3 4 →You must be logged in to reply to this topic.