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  • #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

    #647182
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Opening Friday

    #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:

    #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!

    #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….

    #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.

    #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.

    #647188
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Cup of joe in hand, raincoat ready…. all rain at the lake, stoke level is meh

    #647189
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Half empty or half full?

    #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

    #685780
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Stoke from last few days

    #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

    Genuine Sierra cement

    #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

    #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

    #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

    #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

    #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.

    Doggie powder stash

    A wise shredder once said “I love rocks, there is always fresh powder under them.”

    Transitional snow/ Slush Puppies

    Splitboarding is the answer unless Splitbooting is the answer, either way we're going snowboarding because America!

    #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

    #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.

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    #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. 🙁

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