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one month ago

A Basin just got hit with almost 2 feet of fresh with another foot possible by the time it stops.

If this keeps up they just might make July 4.http://www.summitdaily.com/news/summit-county-slammed-by-spring-storm-i-70-an-utter-mess/?utm_source=boomtrain&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=local-news-flash

 

 

 

 

one month ago
Yep..snow way down to denver on may 19th…April 26th is the average date for end of season snow….
one month ago

https://www.mountwashington.org/experience-the-weather/observer-comments.aspx 

I’ll be going there over Memorial Day weekend.  Attending a family event in Boston.  The inscrutable nature of air travel, fares, timing, etc., has us there 2 days longer than necessary.  My non-skiing wife will happily spend those days shopping with family and friends.  What can I do?   Hmmmm.  Why not bring skis?  For many of the VA years I ended the ski season at “The Rockpile”.  It would be so nice to renew my friendship with that great mountain one more time.  

 

one month ago

Enjoy, but protect your arm!

one month ago

I am planning at 4th of July  trip to Squaw and Baker. Becuase it is never over.

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

 

 

one month ago

oldensign wrote:

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

Wait, did I miss something?

one month ago

Bonzski wrote:

oldensign wrote:

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

Wait, did I miss something?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI

 

 

one month ago

Blue Don 1982 wrote:

Bonzski wrote:

oldensign wrote:

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

Wait, did I miss something?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI

Completely missed that reference. Good one!!

14 days ago

Well, it’s over (unless you want to hike) in Colorado. A-Basin’s last day was yesterday.

The good news is that California has gotten so much snow that several resorts have said that they will be open through August.

 https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2017/06/08/california-snow-june-skiing/22132596/

 

So, it still ain’t over just yet.

14 days ago

I am at Mt. Shasta right now, California’s greatest, most iconic mountain, a 14,162 ft volcano with almost 12,000 vertical feet base to summit.  I can see about 1000 feet of it.  The rest is cloaked in fog.  Yesterday they got 2 feet up high.  Nice for the young bold and strong, but I can’t get up there that far.  43 deg here in town, snow line unknown but probably not too far up.  I’m driving up to the bunny flat trail head at 6800, and skinning from there as far as strength takes me.  If the fog doesn’t lift, I’ll rest today and climb tomorrow.  Report to follow.

14 days ago

Haha Denis that is great, “I’ll either go skiing or hiking and camping” good luck and have fun. 

12 days ago

The promised report.  No downhill skiing was had.  Yesterday, 5/12, the mountain was fogged in.  Being alone and barely 6 months removed from shoulder surgery, I decided not to risk it.  Today, bright sun, low 50s, and the dangling carrot of views of the great snow covered mountain as I drove the 8 miles from town to the bunny flat trailhead.  Alas, it was not to be.  The snow was heavily sun cupped. They were  hard icy sun cups with just a bit of soft snow on top.  Skinning was a struggle.  I soon took the skis off, strapped them to my pack, and walked, which was a bit easier.  I met lots of hikers, many planning to camp up higher.  I saw no skiers coming down, 4 skinning up.  One snowboarder coming down; I heard his edge noise on firm snow well before he emerged from the trees, having a bucking bronco ride thanks to the sun cups.  At this point, perhaps 1000 feet above the trailhead I decided not to risk it.  Boarders do better than skiers under these conditions but it looked like more work than fun, either way.  I hiked back down, having gotten some upskiing but no down, some exercise and great views.

this late in spring, heading into summer, I think the winning strategy is to go as high as possible.  A climb, starting at 7000 feet is not a good strategy.  Tioga pass and Sonora pass in the Sierra are 10000 and beartooth is 11000.  I will probably hit all 3 in the next 2 months.

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