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  1. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    Thanks Mike. We are leaving now in the...

    Thanks Mike.

    We are leaving now in the AM.....headed over Ebbetts, doing Calaveras Big Trees, then coming around to get to Pinecrest. We have 5 kids in tow, so guessing we are driving down, but...
  2. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    I am headed from Reno to a cabin at Pinecrest...

    I am headed from Reno to a cabin at Pinecrest tomorrow, Thursday, night......just figured out Sonora is closed. :(

    If it happens to open on Thursday, please let me know. If not it looks like...
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    Maybe that is part of it......but a good show...

    Maybe that is part of it......but a good show like knowwhere else makes Squaw what it is. That said, there aren't many other places at Squaw that enable that type skiing. Scary straightruns, giant...
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    Agree this doesn't add to experience, it is going...

    Agree this doesn't add to experience, it is going to be a novelty for a few visitors. Peak to Peak at least can argue that it is a pain to ski down 4000 ft and then take multiple lifts back up 4k.
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    I feel I can comment on both of this. First,...

    I feel I can comment on both of this.

    First, this year is weird, and I get what Patrol was doing. The bottom of Headwall is just too bare to open, so it isn't just "budget hold" type stuff. I...
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    [QUOTE=huckasoreass;1359946] I think...

    I think Huckasoreass's assessment of this painting describes Spring 2015.
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    PSA - I fixed all the broken photos links in the...

    PSA - I fixed all the broken photos links in the first post.....going back to 2005, wow.
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    April 8, 2015 Interesting Palisades day in...

    April 8, 2015

    Interesting Palisades day in this pathetic snow year.
    --Without Headwall running (due to low snow at the bottom), Reverse Traverse was open.....preventing Palisades from opening....
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    What is the current deal? Those in the know...

    What is the current deal?

    Those in the know about Shasta........any prediction on when weather will shift and there will be corn up there?
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    I have new appreciation for your post, and the...

    I have new appreciation for your post, and the mission you pulled off......that is a great day you had.
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    Quick photo TR ...

    Quick photo TR

    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d149/gregthomton/WP_20150221_17_45_07_Pro_edited_zps90xm9m5w.jpg
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    We had a fun day up on Shasta yesterday. ...

    We had a fun day up on Shasta yesterday. Beautiful. Deep base. Winter Conditions. Great Climbing. Horrible skiing.

    Details
    --Yes winds were ripping up high (but not bad most of the...
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    Thanks guys. Had a good talk with a super...

    Thanks guys.

    Had a good talk with a super knowledgable ranger from McCloud. We are watching the weather for Sunday (hoping winds die a bit by then), then targeting some lower level South side...
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    Dang.....that sounds like some great fun!!!! ...

    Dang.....that sounds like some great fun!!!! Thanks for offer too.

    I am targeting a full summit push.....it has been 10 years for me......call it my mid-life crisis. :)
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    Did you guy summit, or just make turns down...

    Did you guy summit, or just make turns down lower.

    Yeah, have been watching that weather....but thanks for sharing. That could definitely screw up my plans.....colder and bit of snow after two...
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    Thanks for the intel....... I am going for it...

    Thanks for the intel.......

    I am going for it with some buddies on the 28th.......for my 40th. A BIG backcountry day was my only wish......and given conditions in CA/NV, Shasta is definitely the...
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    Every Tuesday is Twofer Tuesday though.....so...

    Every Tuesday is Twofer Tuesday though.....so find a buddy.
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    Thanks for posting, might be the best option for...

    Thanks for posting, might be the best option for a decent backcountry adventure in the next month.
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    Pretending this isn't a troll........I would say...

    Pretending this isn't a troll........I would say the question is region dependent.

    I can only give Tahoe advice, and it is pretty unique compared to other ski towns. Advice.....look for weekend...
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    Good discussion.....stuff I haven't given that...

    Good discussion.....stuff I haven't given that much thought to. I went with pvars......whatever makes it fun. Both my boys started at sub 2, and one is 7 and one is 4.

    Last season the 6 year...
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    Thanks guys (BGNight especially for the intel). ...

    Thanks guys (BGNight especially for the intel). I don't post much these days, and was obviously turned off initially by Smurf......but you have all renewed my faith in TGR. :)

    Maybe I will even...
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    Huh, is asking about conditions and snow safety...

    Huh, is asking about conditions and snow safety really not allowed on a general Tahoe Thread. What is the purpose of this thread then?

    I have done all my online research, know what SAC is saying,...
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    What are reports from Rose BC? Beta for a dawn...

    What are reports from Rose BC? Beta for a dawn patrol tomorrow.
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    Already watched......thanks to Unofficial. I...

    Already watched......thanks to Unofficial. I will watch again....awesome!!

    Bump for good stoke!!
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    Awesome TR......a trip I would love to do...

    Awesome TR......a trip I would love to do someday!!
  26. Wow.....frickin amazing!!! Actually was...

    Wow.....frickin amazing!!!

    Actually was searching Cerro Rincon after remembering a buddies story. Funny this TR is so recent.

    CP1, mag name, skied it off the summit in maybe '02. I sent him...
  27. Very nice.......strong work!!

    Very nice.......strong work!!
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    Well, despite the meager 2014 Ski Season, mother...

    Well, despite the meager 2014 Ski Season, mother nature finally gave one worthy Palisades day.

    April 2!!
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    Anyone have the latest? Shasta Guides saying now...

    Anyone have the latest? Shasta Guides saying now is the time.

    What about the drive to Brewers Creek? Any beta??
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    Nice.....I just hit my 39 in March too. ...

    Nice.....I just hit my 39 in March too. Yesterday at Squaw I got to straightrun a few lines, and hit my biggest cliff in years. Old, but not dead. :)
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    That was awesome!! You still went the largest! ...

    That was awesome!! You still went the largest!

    What age bday?
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    April 2, 2014 - Squaw TR (Palisades)

    I rarely ski Squaw these days, but I still am on Palisades watch......so headed up today.

    It was an epic day out there!! Somehow super empty, but the one crew I saw was throwing down amazing...
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    Nice, I have done that tour. It is gorgeous and...

    Nice, I have done that tour. It is gorgeous and something to do in the spring. Glad you poached into Squaw, that is the run way to end it........I was wondering if that was going to be the ending....
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    As in 10 days ago? Did the big weather event Feb...

    As in 10 days ago? Did the big weather event Feb 7-9th put down more snow there? What is the elevation of TC....did it get all snow (or get rain?)
  35. Good advice....make it fun, not about skills, and...

    Good advice....make it fun, not about skills, and keep it short. Where you taking him??

    I have 2 boys, 3 and 6, and have done a lot of this. My kids have refused to be in a lesson, and rather...
  36. Very cool.....yeah, down in the wind break. What...

    Very cool.....yeah, down in the wind break. What a great day.....I am still on cloud nine!!
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    Great shots.....love it. Long live the TR!!

    Great shots.....love it.

    Long live the TR!!
  38. Tahoe TR - Feb 9th - Rose BC in mega storm

    Ahhhhh, winter is finally here, and it came with a bang. Havent seen one of those storms in quite a while. Planned on doing Rose laps on Sunday afternoon, but after most resorts closed we decided...
  39. Yes, skied a couple laps off Tamarack yesterday. ...

    Yes, skied a couple laps off Tamarack yesterday. Lots of people out there skiing all day long.....skin track is a highway. Snow crazy deep. That said, could hear lots of definite "whumping" so be...
  40. Yup, trying to decide the same. I have gone to...

    Yup, trying to decide the same. I have gone to Pole Creek in the past situations, just get in the trees and get out in it. Mostly a tour up the canyon, but can get a bit of vert at the end.
  41. Rose just updated morning report. Closed for the...

    Rose just updated morning report. Closed for the day....blizzard and loss of power.

    On the plus side, 12-18 overnight, and 22-32 storm total.

    The season is back.....but today is sorta screwed.
  42. Anyone out in Rose BC today? Hourglass? Many...

    Anyone out in Rose BC today? Hourglass?

    Many people ski it today? Stable?
  43. Kayaking on the East Shore is pretty...

    Kayaking on the East Shore is pretty legendary......no development, gorgeous water, etc.

    Leaving from Sand Harbor (near Incline) is the main spot.....in summer this company brings boats, you could...
  44. Yeah, I think she is mostly just risking her knee...

    Yeah, I think she is mostly just risking her knee (hopefully only the graft, but the point on either meniscus or worse crash is valid)......and she sort of did that by trying to race at 6 months. ...
  45. Agree with The Dad......even man made wise, it is...

    Agree with The Dad......even man made wise, it is bad out there. My Rose adventure showed me why they weren't open....we followed the 1 cat track and still was bare and rocky.
  46. Skied Rose Friday night......great evening...

    Skied Rose Friday night......great evening adventure, but I see why they didn't open.

    http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d149/gregthomton/WP_20131123_010_zpsaa547bb0.jpg?t=1385320255
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    My first time in TGR this year.......and my first...

    My first time in TGR this year.......and my first post in AWHILE.

    This thread deserves the bump......I am unbelievably jealous watching 14erskiers for the last month. Those powder photos were...
  48. Wonder if he had a GoPro on.....bet so. Not...

    Wonder if he had a GoPro on.....bet so.

    Not that is causes it, but it is a contributor. People have been doing static rope stuff for 20 years now, and certainly it can be done safe......but...
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    Lucky 181 Not cheap, but they work. I had...

    Lucky 181

    Not cheap, but they work.

    I had same problem, Gap used to have a great wide jean, then Old Navy started selling. Had a frustrating shopping day where I tried 7 stores, and couldn't...
  50. Cool vid.....good music, and skiing tempo. fun...

    Cool vid.....good music, and skiing tempo. fun to just see standard conditions, techy skiing (not just the average powfest).....easy to play along from home. :)
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