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  1. #1
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    TR:SoCal_June_skiing

    June 6, 2008
    All the 'experts' I encountered on the trail told me that it isn't possible. In fact, they almost didn't allow me to take the scenic chair lift ride because there couldn't possible be snow. I told the lifty that I was training and didn't plan to ski ( which was half true ) and he let me on the lift.


    Based on some web reconnaissance I expected some snow on the north side of a saddle between two peaks starting around 9400 ft and lasting until 8400. After about an hour of scenic hiking from the top of the lift, found the patch of snow. Even I was surprised by the size and quality.

    Started skiing around 11 am on nice smooth corn.




    A few small trees poked out on the bottom part of the run:






    Seemed like about 700 ft of vertical and got a little skinny in spots, but good coverage, steepness, and snow quality. Not bad for June and less than 2 hour drive from my house.









    As I packed up to hike out after 3.5 runs, two other skiers showed up.

    Back at the notch:




    SD style:


    Of course stopped at Wahoo's Fish Taco on the drive home:
    Last edited by 406; 06-09-2008 at 03:15 PM.

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    Way to get after it.

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    A respectable June SoCal TR. This was Baldy correct?

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    looks soo fun!

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    Very Nice!

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    seeing only red 'X's here

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    Is that btwn San Antonio & Harwood?

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    Nice Baldy stoke.........local patch skiing in June= awesome.Baldy has a 2 for 1 lift coupon for teh patch.........


    Free Scenic Chair Lift Ride!

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    Sweet patch. Now I know I need to get out this weekend.

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    Thanks for the pics and TR, 406! Very nice!

    June turns to be had in So Cal??? Who needs to drive the extra 600 mile round trip? Will the "patch" still be there this weekend... enough for 10 quick turns ?

    Hey Twins... you up for a mission?
    Last edited by asandygal; 06-09-2008 at 07:07 PM.
    The mountains are calling and I must go - John Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by asandygal View Post
    Thanks for the pics and TR, 406! Very nice!
    Hey Twins... you up for a mission?
    Well it depends.........do you think we can find a IBEX?


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    Quote Originally Posted by asandygal View Post
    Thanks for the pics and TR, 406! Very nice!

    June turns to be had in So Cal??? Who needs to drive the extra 600 mile round trip? Will the "patch" still be there this weekend... enough for 10 quick turns ?

    Hey Twins... you up for a mission?
    I'm down for SoCal turns this next weekend. Give me a shout if you guys go for it.

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    SoCal ski stoke in June, well done.
    There's no grain in green.

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    And food porn too !

    NICE !

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    Quote Originally Posted by asandygal View Post
    Will the "patch" still be there this weekend... enough for 10 quick turns ?
    Should be something...the neck connecting the upper and middle sections might be gone. Should be able to find ~10 or more turns. But it has been hot and dry since the weekend.

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    Whats up with that ibex ...

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    Whats up with that ibex ...
    I don't know either... but by the blood, I would say the skier didn't make the jump.

    Twins... I was inquiring if you'd like to try the San Gabriels this weekend... not Kazakhstan . Let's keep in touch... (you too, Gebster).

    Thanks for the info, 406!
    Last edited by asandygal; 06-10-2008 at 08:40 PM.
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    nice ms paint skills

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    hummm...so SanG turns this wknd maybe?
    Twins/sandyg - keep me in the loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    June 6, 2008
    Of course stopped at Wahoo's Fish Taco on the drive home:
    This reminds me of Wahoo Liquor store, somewhere in central Wyoming.

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    good old mt baldy....was there in march...that 700 ft is still better than the rest of LA why to get after it
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and they wont have their shoes.

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    Nice trip... and that 700 ft is almost twice as much as we get during peak season.

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    Way to get after that Wahoos Burrito!

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    Damn buddy, way to get off your ass and get out there.
    I thought I was jonesing for snow. You da man.
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