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  1. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Did the long slog up the South fork to Jepson...

    Did the long slog up the South fork to Jepson Peak yesterday, June 2nd. I have never found good spring conditions near San Gorgonio and not a fan of the slog up South Fork, so have not been up that...
  2. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Good turns on what was left? Did new snow smooth...

    Good turns on what was left? Did new snow smooth out the suncups and dirty snow?
  3. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^caltrans site has had it open for a few months...

    ^^^caltrans site has had it open for a few months now, not sure why they are not correct this year.

    GTK, I hadn't been watching the storms and someone told me 8" of new on the ground at snow...
  4. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    anyone know if the gate on 2 at Vincent gap was...

    anyone know if the gate on 2 at Vincent gap was open prior to the storms? Or is open now?
  5. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    POV of lower part of lap #2 Saturday...had a...

    POV of lower part of lap #2 Saturday...had a little mandatory air that good the blood pumping:
    http://umtgriz.com/forum/2019/MAH00883_001_480.mp4

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  6. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^Same, nice turns on Burnham Saturday! ...

    ^^^Same, nice turns on Burnham Saturday!


    4/27/2019, Biked up ACH from Vincent Gap to snow line on Throop Peak.

    Biking:
    http://umtgriz.com/forum/2019/20190427_084637.jpg

    booting:...
  7. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Fun day on Throop, warm out there.

    Fun day on Throop, warm out there.
  8. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    What day are you planning? Or are you camping...

    What day are you planning? Or are you camping again? Been awfully warm, but I would like to get one more SoCal day in, so on the fence.
  9. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Nice video! Really upping the game with the...

    Nice video! Really upping the game with the drone footage...that terrain off Throop sure is fun. The caltrans guys didn't yell at you when biking past as they worked?
  10. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^Thanks, it would be nice if they kept their...

    ^^^Thanks, it would be nice if they kept their webpage up to date...did so in the past.
  11. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    anyone know if the gate on highway 2 at vincent...

    anyone know if the gate on highway 2 at vincent gap is open?
  12. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Cool, not sure how I missed that first time...

    Cool, not sure how I missed that first time around. I agree, don't think I would want to be back there with fresh snow, even the more "mellow" terrain is steep and not many escape routes. The chute...
  13. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^Nice. CalTrans web page doesn't mention that...

    ^^^Nice. CalTrans web page doesn't mention that the gate at Vincent Gap is closed, but I guess it is?

    Did my final SoCal lift served of the season yesterday 4/7. Skied 10:30-2:30 non stop and...
  14. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    I have a 50 mile mountain bike ride planned for...

    I have a 50 mile mountain bike ride planned for Saturday, but assuming I can walk the next morning, planning to ski Baldy ski area Sunday. Will be on black Super Bros.
  15. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Checked out a new to me area on Saturday 3/30,...

    Checked out a new to me area on Saturday 3/30, Chute #2 on Tahquitz Peak. I had never seen any info on someone skiing back there, but after the trip found a mountaineering website with info on the 3...
  16. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Forecast is looking perfect for the weekend. ...

    Forecast is looking perfect for the weekend. Can't decide what I want to do:

    1. Final day at baldy resort skiing, last day of chair 4.

    2. Looks like 2 is open, easy access bc.

    3. New to...
  17. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    I scored perfect spring conditions on the...

    I scored perfect spring conditions on the Hourglass Chute on Baldy peak Sunday 3/24. Started skiing down around 11:30.
    View toward Thunder mtn:
    http://umtgriz.com/forum/2019/20190324_095643.jpg
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  18. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Planning to give the chutes on Baldy peak another...

    Planning to give the chutes on Baldy peak another shot this Sunday.
  19. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    A few photos from this last weekend (3/15) at Big...

    A few photos from this last weekend (3/15) at Big Bear. Took the kid on the magic carpet Friday and then I made some lift served tele turns for a few hours, been a few years since I dropped the...
  20. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Found ~2k vertical ft of cold powder yesterday on...

    Found ~2k vertical ft of cold powder yesterday on Sugarloaf mountain near Big Bear. Steep north facing treed slopes above 8k ft should be good. Measured 135 cm of snow in my pit at 9k!
  21. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Oh, I know that sound. I had subtitles on for...

    Oh, I know that sound. I had subtitles on for the first part of Ep 5 of The FIFTY and it said [horrible nails on a chalk board sound], a good description.

    Should be good in the mountains this...
  22. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Weather forecast for Saturday 3/9 was looking...

    Weather forecast for Saturday 3/9 was looking perfect for nice conditions on the Baldy peak chutes, but it ended up being colder and more windy than forecast.
    Search and rescue at the trailhead is...
  23. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Sunrise looks awesome.

    Sunrise looks awesome.
  24. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^Nice I wasn't sure what snow stability...

    ^^^Nice

    I wasn't sure what snow stability would be like, so planned low angle and in the trees for Sunday in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. First time in there since the burn and happy to find the...
  25. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^It is going to be a bummer that all that snow...

    ^^^It is going to be a bummer that all that snow will be washed away by 6" of rain arriving today through Friday.
  26. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^any signs on wind slab instability? I bet N...

    ^^^any signs on wind slab instability? I bet N & E facing stuff is touchy next few days.

    Took the wife to the ski area yesterday, skiing was lots of fun despite the wind. With traffic jam...
  27. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Fun day at the ski area yesterday, conditions as...

    Fun day at the ski area yesterday, conditions as 1000-oaks described. Got south bowl as patrol dropped the rope, https://www.facebook.com/Mt-Baldy-Ski-Patrol-111570685574039/ and lapped it several...
  28. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Thanks for the update.

    Thanks for the update.
  29. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^Nice. I ended up changing my mind on...

    ^^^Nice.

    I ended up changing my mind on baldy ski area and not going up today, planning for Thursday. Sounds like 4 did not open today, but no other update on conditions.
  30. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Might be a mistake, but I just purchased a lift...

    Might be a mistake, but I just purchased a lift ticket for Baldy ski area for tomorrow. Hopefully they get stuff running and traffic not too bad.
  31. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Hard to say without knowing what Thunder Mtn...

    Hard to say without knowing what Thunder Mtn looked like prior to storm. Good sign that the tops of the peaks are getting snow, but needs to cool down significantly.
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  32. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    ^^^Thanks for posting. Cool you got some good...

    ^^^Thanks for posting. Cool you got some good corn turns. Did you guys ski down near the summer trail or one of the chutes? From the one photo, chutes look a bit dirty.
  33. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Would be nice if they plugged the webcams back...

    Would be nice if they plugged the webcams back in. Maybe they have coverage on chair 4 and get it running, it is the most likely get soft in Jan. On the plus side there likely isn't snow along the...
  34. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Well NOAA claims a low of 33 tonight and a high...

    Well NOAA claims a low of 33 tonight and a high of 50 with 5 mph wind tomorrow, at 10,000 ft! So the groomed slopes on Thunder might get soft. But NOAA is working with no pay, so who knows. Post...
  35. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    radar is looking like storm(s) are ending...

    radar is looking like storm(s) are ending warm...rain to ~9500 ft. I bet it was good yesterday. Windy for the weekend in the forecast.
  36. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    Nice, I was wondering if anyone got out after the...

    Nice, I was wondering if anyone got out after the new snow. How much new was there? Just skiing on Thunder mtn I'm assuming? Crowds? Traffic issues?

    Baldy seems to have taken the webcams off...
  37. Thread: Socal 2018/2019

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    I was about to start this thread in ski subforum...

    I was about to start this thread in ski subforum and just happened to find it here in snow/weather...

    Awesome turns in the gabes on Saturday 12/8. Photo a buddy took of me:...
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