Forums Current Conditions California Up to Date Tahoe snow conditions and powder stashes report Viewing 20 posts - 161 through 180 (of 229 total) ← 1 … 8 9 10 … 12 → Author Posts April 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm #647181 aksltxlt 621 Posts Its snowing right now at lake level :bananas: Forcast is calling for more… Ive seen this happen a lot in Cali, Mother nature is calling for one more spring pow day.. If ur itchin for pow get it before it gets hot November 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm #647182 aksltxlt 621 Posts Opening Friday November 18, 2014 at 4:44 am #647183 philip.ak 679 Posts Jeeze. Keep posting beta. We’ll be down in Tahoe from Dec 14-27, and I’d love to know what great to bring: powder boards, or rock boards, or hiking boots… or flip flops & shorts. :scratch: November 24, 2014 at 4:18 am #647184 liketoride 263 Posts So this morning there was a report from Kirkwood about how this storm that was supposed to bring about a foot of snow ended up being 1-2 inches of rain all the way to the summit that eventually turned into an inch or two of snow up high. It also said now that the ground is wet it is ready for the next storm to start building a base. I went out to hike today to see for myself, to practice split booting and to be in the mountains with the dogs. The dogs love the snow. There is a little bit of snow out there, not much, I think the kirkwood report is accurate. The snow line is high, above 8000 feet I would guess. The bulletproof ice line is a little lower maybe around 7000. There might be enough snow to slide on way up high, further than we hiked today. The ground is ready for the base to come and so are the splitboarders. Bring the snow! Splitboarding is the answer unless Splitbooting is the answer, either way we're going snowboarding because America! November 24, 2014 at 4:31 am #647185 Deebo 33 Posts Yeah storm ended up being a bit of a bummer. I was happy to be up in Mendocino National Forest touring on Friday touring on 4″ to 6″ of snow above 7,000 ft, but was rapidly melting as it was warming up through the day. Was hoping it would stick around and be a start to the base, but pretty sure Saturdays storm washed it all away. Looks like a stormy forecast for next weekend though, so hopefully we’ll get something substantial. Fingers crossed…. November 25, 2014 at 8:00 am #647186 snowsnowsnow 54 Posts @deebo wrote: Yeah storm ended up being a bit of a bummer. I was happy to be up in Mendocino National Forest touring on Friday touring on 4″ to 6″ of snow above 7,000 ft, but was rapidly melting as it was warming up through the day. Was hoping it would stick around and be a start to the base, but pretty sure Saturdays storm washed it all away. Looks like a stormy forecast for next weekend though, so hopefully we’ll get something substantial. Fingers crossed…. Where would be a good place to get some beta for Mendocino? I keep hearing about people getting some turns in there, but wasn’t sure where. I’ve only camped up there a few times and where I was definitely wasn’t high enough. November 25, 2014 at 8:46 am #647187 Deebo 33 Posts This website gives a ton of good detailed info about getting to and riding all of the higher peaks in the Mendocino National Forest area: http://www.earnyourturns.com/3878/ccsp-guide-2-mendocino/ I just started backpacking and riding up there the last couple years and have been loving the area. Hull Mountain and Snow Mountain are the closest peaks to the bay area and go up to about 7,000 ft. each. Further to the north and harder to get to is South Yolla Bolly (8,000 ft.) which is my favorite place to be and ride so far up there. Epic views and steep north facing aspects that hold snow through spring. I haven’t got a ton of days in at MNF the last couple years because of the drought and bleak amount of snowfall (even though I planned to), but did score some turns and fun conditions in the spring this last year after those late storms. Anyway you’re not going to get the massive and epic terrain of the sierras obviously, but the solitude and uniqueness of camping, touring and riding in the coastal mountains there is still a pretty awesome experience that I recommend. The views up there are sweet in themselves just because of the prominence of the mountains to the surrounding areas. PM me if you have any other questions or want to hit it up sometime. I’m planning on getting up there as much as the snow pack allows this year. December 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm #647188 aksltxlt 621 Posts Cup of joe in hand, raincoat ready…. all rain at the lake, stoke level is meh December 4, 2014 at 7:19 pm #647189 aksltxlt 621 Posts Half empty or half full? December 5, 2014 at 9:13 pm #647190 aksltxlt 621 Posts Surfs up and the money spots are in! mr chomps are recommended Today Overcast and cold… Im sure it will be good this weekend December 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm #685780 aksltxlt 621 Posts Stoke from last few days December 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm #703628 aksltxlt 621 Posts Blew like the big bad wolf the last few days. “Storm of the decade” HYPE! But coverage Is geting there for options to open up. Kinda wierd punchy layer in the snowpack… Today December 14, 2014 at 12:18 am #717001 aksltxlt 621 Posts Cold smoke! The crest hold the goods. Winds blew the pow around and it ended up in the trees Today easy skinning from the snopark blubird no winds. Saturday’s have been good so far December 15, 2014 at 7:58 pm #736654 aksltxlt 621 Posts Stay High and get the goods Pow conditions still exist, Great hint! the crater lake road is in prime condition for shreddin down to your shuttle December 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm #763105 aksltxlt 621 Posts Good 5 feet on the crest ECT test confirmed instabilities in the snow pack… be carful BUT! Split and get the goods January 4, 2015 at 3:07 am #776941 aksltxlt 621 Posts Whats up Tahoe??? goods can be found in protected NW to W aspects 1/3/15 2 inches and you can play hockey The goods ridges are all icy January 11, 2015 at 5:11 pm #777953 liketoride 263 Posts The snow seems to be soft in general everywhere, either melt/ melt in the top layers where it’s getting sun, or aged powder in the most sheltered, shaded areas. It was super fun riding yesterday with my dogs. A wise shredder once said “I love rocks, there is always fresh powder under them.” Splitboarding is the answer unless Splitbooting is the answer, either way we're going snowboarding because America! February 12, 2015 at 9:50 am #780373 aksltxlt 621 Posts Ok, so after the rain event…. IN FEBUARY. Eback, round top, sisters rained to the top of everything then turned to snow. Hard icy patches found randomly on ridges and wind scoured places…. bring ur chomps Look for protected pow up high February 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm #780380 dishwasher-dave 460 Posts That big wind on Monday was unnecessary, our snowpack already sucked enough. From Monday, when much of the soft stuff up high was blowing away… it was hard to stand on the ridge during the bigger gusts. I think a couple of splitter laid down this skin track earlier in the day (on Monday) and then winds came up and made it a reverse skin track. The light is sorta flat but the “snow” on either side of the raised skinner has been scoured down to a slick rain crust. [/URL] February 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm #780384 powderjunkie 1669 Posts uuuggghhh! thanks for all the updates, esp. Aaron hoping for a refresher by next Friday so I can get more than 1 day in this season. 🙁 Viewing 20 posts - 161 through 180 (of 229 total) ← 1 … 8 9 10 … 12 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.