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  • #609793
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    We 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.

    #609794
    Rico in AZ
    559 Posts

    ^^^Storn, why is this not a TR? :scratch:

    #609795
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    Well…

    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.

    #609796
    Rico in AZ
    559 Posts

    Yeah kool, I get yer point.

    But I’ll say this loud and clear,

    THIS IS NOT TTIPS. WE ARE NOT TELE SKIERS!
    😉

    #609797
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Funny rico. 🙂

    Does anyone have any recent 411 on the conditions in the South Ramp of Tallac???

    #609798

    Quick 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!

    #609799
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Not looking good right now.

    #609800
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    No, not looking particularly good at the moment, though it has been snowing/sleeting at lake level. But the forecast is looking promising.

    #609785
    scruffy
    34 Posts

    Just 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

    #609801
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    Sweet – 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.

    #609802
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    Was 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:

    #609803
    scruffy
    34 Posts

    That was I.

    #609804
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    I 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.

    #609805
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    Right 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:

    #609806
    snownskate
    140 Posts

    Up 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.

    #609807
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Rode 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.!!! 😡

    #609808
    scruffy
    34 Posts

    BG,

    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

    #609809
    snownskate
    140 Posts

    Up is still where the good is, rode Rose area this morning, a little heavier on E face but anything in the shade was $$.

    #609810
    dishwasher-dave
    460 Posts

    Desolation 1/29-2/1

    Still 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.

    #609811
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Yea 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

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