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    Cool Jim. hope to see pics soon :) Here's some...

    Cool Jim. hope to see pics soon :)

    Here's some pics from sunday 6/16. probably too many pics, but I got lazy and couldn't decide (sorry, f*cking burst mode takes too many pics to go through on my...
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    Gimpy, I believe JimW was planning on doing...

    Gimpy, I believe JimW was planning on doing Diller today, you could PM him. Else I'm sure he's watchin' the thread... Jim?

    AKBruin, super awesome kid stoke. 12! Can't believe a kid her age can...
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    Gimpy - correct. Angels wings(my memory sux now...

    Gimpy - correct. Angels wings(my memory sux now :). Yeah, i see your point about doing a route that usually doesn't come into shape. this is one of the years to do it. let us know how it goes.
    B....
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    Gimpy, if you're taking about skiing off of the...

    Gimpy, if you're taking about skiing off of the West sumit of shasta down to the Whitney glacier (or more likely from the summit plateau down to the whitney) - which is what i think you see in the...
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    Chill! yeah man, that was a great trip! So...

    Chill! yeah man, that was a great trip! So memorable. I was telling Jay about that trip this weekend. Especially about how the sunny sky's turned to lightning/hail/rain storm on the walk off. That...
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    Wow, great job on Vnotch jskierpx!!! A 55...

    Wow, great job on Vnotch jskierpx!!! A 55 degree slope of "edgeable but sporty" sounds scary :) Nicely done.
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    Great posts, Gopher, AKBruin, Jorion, (and jimW...

    Great posts, Gopher, AKBruin, Jorion, (and jimW for your beta pics from last week).

    Here's some pics from the weekend:
    Saturday - did the Solstice to Ellery link up. Solstice was great corn at...
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    We went up saddlebag a little bit yesterday. in...

    We went up saddlebag a little bit yesterday. in the first quarter to half mile, it had drifts of up to 5 feet in places, and some places bare road. but most of it had 2+ ft. I'd bet if they let it...
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    Nice Toby! you f*cking did it! I was wondering if...

    Nice Toby! you f*cking did it! I was wondering if you guys were gonna pull it off... Great job :) that's like a ~9000ft day man, you guys killed it.

    Hey so the pic of the Split couloir - is it as...
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    Nice Mokomahonah! Here's some pics from...

    Nice Mokomahonah!

    Here's some pics from Friday/Sat showing the snow lines:
    Lundy:
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    120/Vbowl:
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    Convict:
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    JimW, yeah, I didn't mean to sound like a winy...

    JimW, yeah, I didn't mean to sound like a winy little b**ch. We were totally stoked to do the Cardinal chute and it's really cool. It's just that i'd climbed Cardinal before, in fact, it was my #1...
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    Thanks BGnight. Rod, i'd say it's only 1-1.5...

    Thanks BGnight.
    Rod, i'd say it's only 1-1.5 miles max on the trail, and ~1300ft of gain. The problem is that it's over scree/sand/boulders/through willows/up/down...etc. Several places it got...
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    Thanks Doc. Oh, and AKBruin, I empathize with...

    Thanks Doc.
    Oh, and AKBruin, I empathize with you on your weather troubles from your Nth attempt on the Z. We had some of the same last weekend. . We went down to big pine to do the S slide of...
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    Just looking through the last 2-3 weeks on this...

    Just looking through the last 2-3 weeks on this thread and the quality and quantity of great posts and pics blows me away. Thanks Climbereleven, Rod, 2_1_3 (sweet Gutter pic!), Jskierpx, Jack Burton,...
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    Thanks to all for your comments. Jono,...

    Thanks to all for your comments.

    Jono, regarding your question: "but I'm curious what you think of the decision-making right after hearing the snow described as "moist" since you say you heard a...
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    Hereís some pics from Tinnemaha on Saturday 4/13...

    Hereís some pics from Tinnemaha on Saturday 4/13 and Nevahbe ridge on Sunday 4/14:

    Tinnemaha:
    Iíd scoped out the lookers left gully the weekend before with the thought that it was a bit less...
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    Rod, you're really gettin' after it this year !

    Rod, you're really gettin' after it this year !
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    Well, I’m sure you’ll see a lot of mistakes I...

    Well, I’m sure you’ll see a lot of mistakes I made in there. One issue was that I had summit fever that day and instead of skiing down from the top of the gully (11,800) before my turnaround of 11am...
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    California East side Avy, 4/14, Tinemaha

    Here's some info on a slide i caused last saturday on Mt. Tinemaha. Maybe others can learn from my mistakes. Or just remind folks of the risks.... This is what i mailed ESAC. Sorry it's long. I'm a...
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    Great stuff here! Nice job on Esha Rod. Looks...

    Great stuff here! Nice job on Esha Rod.
    Looks steep BFD! well done.

    Jack, great pics, makes me really wish i had joined you guys on Saturday instead :) I'll post some pics from our Nevahbe(?)...
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    some good links on Inyo, Mono and Ca road status:...

    some good links on Inyo, Mono and Ca road status: ...
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    That's great advice bgnight. Yeah i had marmots...

    That's great advice bgnight. Yeah i had marmots eat the insulation off of my pipes when i did a day hike on White mtn. I never thought you could do much to avoid it, but i think i'll follow your...
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    Nice job AKBruin! ...Beautiful peak & line. Good...

    Nice job AKBruin! ...Beautiful peak & line. Good type2 fun :)

    Jskierpx, thatís an iconic photo with the road leading to the mtnsÖ
    Gnarbro, same with yours. One of these days I wanna go fishing in...
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    Nice 213 !!! Thanks for the Beta BFD,...

    Nice 213 !!!

    Thanks for the Beta BFD, AKBruin!
    Yeah we did Elderberry. Next time I go Idefinitely want to do the South face or S.E chute if corn and what you did if powder.

    If anyone is down...
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    Lot of great stuff here! Rod, nice job on the...

    Lot of great stuff here!
    Rod, nice job on the hulk. I've done everything else around there, but that's still on my list. maybe this weekend...

    AKB, Doc, nice pics from Tom/Pinner. Man i just...
  26. Cool Vid Powdork. Got me stoked for going out...

    Cool Vid Powdork. Got me stoked for going out tomorrow!

    Gimpy, buddy, you're crushing it this year. So many great routes and i'm really diggin' the "Gimpy 2.0, now with pictures". Some of those...
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    cool vid Brian. Fantastic pics AK! thx for the...

    cool vid Brian. Fantastic pics AK!
    thx for the Beta Hutash. sounds like a great trip. did you guys ski the S chutes off of olsen down to Lundy and then to 395, or stay high and ski to 395?
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    Wow, Fantastic pics ESS! Thatís just the info I...

    Wow, Fantastic pics ESS! Thatís just the info I was looking for, Thanks! The access to Tom looks perfect (drive high enough, but still ski close to the car w/o walking), And from your Kearsarge pic,...
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    Just catching up to this thread... Doc, great TR...

    Just catching up to this thread...
    Doc, great TR from Feb. I think you guys win the prize for the highest quality+quantity TR's on this thread (similar to Gimpy on the Tahoe thread). Thanks for...
  30. Lots of great stuff here. Thanks to all for...

    Lots of great stuff here. Thanks to all for posting.
    This is from friday. Great powder everywhere, road still skiable to 89 (probably still goes this weekend?)
    Obligatory Tahoe pic:
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  31. Awesome trip and report UCL & Enginerd!!! Way to...

    Awesome trip and report UCL & Enginerd!!! Way to overcome the challenges (gear, etc) and get her done!


    ^^ makes me miss doing overnighters w/the megamid. :)
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    BTW. totally forgot to say - thanks for the cool...

    BTW. totally forgot to say - thanks for the cool viddy above, B. Gillis. got me stoked before our shasta trip!

    Shralph - well done on McLoughlin. Awesome pics!
    Mr. toad, not sure if your...
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    out freakin standing! great job. thx for sharing.

    out freakin standing! great job. thx for sharing.
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    Jibmaster, It's a pretty big snowfield (1.5-2ft...

    Jibmaster,
    It's a pretty big snowfield (1.5-2ft deep, 30-50 ft of driving), and worse it's on a curve. I don't think it will melt out this weekend, but should be passable by next weekend. Without...
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    Skied Lassen N side on Tuesday 5/8, Shasta...

    Skied Lassen N side on Tuesday 5/8, Shasta Hotlum/wintun Wednesday, and the S side Thursday.

    Lassen N side: Could still patch things together w/o taking off and ski to ~6600ft, only a 20-25 min...
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    Nice job BluesBrothers10! Gimpy, that last pic...

    Nice job BluesBrothers10!
    Gimpy, that last pic is awesome. is that the hotsprings in bridgeport? (travertine? keep forgetting the names...). Looks like the Martians are invading ;)
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    Since i didn't go up there, i don't know. Maybe...

    Since i didn't go up there, i don't know. Maybe someone that saw it from the top could could reply. The 2nd from last pic I posted is Solstice looking up at it after we skied Dana Couloir. ...
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    Hi Rod, Sherpa1 and i were going up to Shasta...

    Hi Rod, Sherpa1 and i were going up to Shasta this week, but it looks like bad weather Tuesday and high winds the rest of the week. We'll still probably go, but might change plans to do some lassen N...
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    Nice job Rod, that's a long way back there! great...

    Nice job Rod, that's a long way back there! great pics. Rock creek is so friggin gorgeous when you get back in the circque. the flats on/next to the lakes kill me on the way out. just keep wishing...
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    Tioga pass is open to the park entrance. lots of...

    Tioga pass is open to the park entrance. lots of folks skied Solstice and ellery, etc. Some folks i talked to said Solstice has an overhanging cornice - everyone rapped into it today, no one skied...
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    Skied Esha today. Thanks to the old avy debris...

    Skied Esha today. Thanks to the old avy debris low in the gully great coverage for skiing down to 8000ft. only ~20min or so walk to the car. 1-6 inches of powder on crust from 11k to the top. below...
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    I wonder if it might be localized(?). most of the...

    I wonder if it might be localized(?). most of the sensors i've looked at show 3-6inches.
    VA lakes ~4-6":
    http://www.esavalanche.org/sensors/#/station/VGAC1/
    Mammoth pass: ~3" ...
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    it sounds like 120's open to the park entrance up...

    it sounds like 120's open to the park entrance up high. can anyone confirm?
    http://www.uniondemocrat.com/localnews/4260226-151/eastside-highway-120-expected-to-open-by-friday...
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    Gimpy, I skied gilcrest Saturday on my way south....

    Gimpy, I skied gilcrest Saturday on my way south. Excelcior to the bottom doesn't go. I talked to a guy that did the E face and back up and over to Vlakes yesterday. he said it was good. You can...
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    Some other pics showing current snow conditions:...

    Some other pics showing current snow conditions:
    Sabrina:
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    Virginia lakes (South peak/Black mtn)
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    Dundy:
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    Buttery goodness:
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    Awesome stuff here! Nice job on Dundy S...

    Awesome stuff here!

    Nice job on Dundy S Chute gimpy. I was tempted to do that this weekend too. Still looks pretty good. Normal/SE side of dunderburg looked like it wonít connect in the middle...
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    Not sure how far south of bishop you're...

    Not sure how far south of bishop you're talking... But at Bigpine last Friday it seemed to be about ~9k on northerly aspects (Kid Mtn). On Easterly/SE aspects of Mt Alice(?) it seemed like ~10k. I...
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    BGnight, Is that Baldwin? Chill, great shots...

    BGnight, Is that Baldwin?

    Chill, great shots man. South lake stuff looks like itís in great shape.
    This pic is priceless:



    The 11 essentials:
    1)map, 2)compass, Ö..11)something fuzzy and...
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    Just saw a post from the "backcountry skiing...

    Just saw a post from the "backcountry skiing california's easern sierra" facebook page. ...
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    Skied lundy (Mt Warren) today. Icebowl from 12k...

    Skied lundy (Mt Warren) today. Icebowl from 12k down to 11, some porn between 10.5 and 9 and good corn below 9. Seems like higher elevations just need more time to corn. Going home now.

    Warren,...
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