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    Central California

    Why not? Everywhere else has it's own thread, right? Let's say Hwy 4 (Bear Valley) south including Hwy 108 (Dodge Ridge), Hwy 120 (Badger Pass) and Hwy 168 (China Peak).

    Currently 2-3" at the base of DR (6600') with 6" on top (8000'). Forecast is for 6-12" at the base and 18-24" up top. They've got a deal going on the GiBo took advantage of.

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    Good thinking. There is some good skiing to be had in the central Sierra. Though I haven't been to Badger Pass in 20 years. Probably about the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davieboot View Post
    Good thinking. There is some good skiing to be had in the central Sierra. Though I haven't been to Badger Pass in 20 years. Probably about the same.
    Yeah, on the east side of the central Sierra

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Should've started this last year when I lived in Fresno County!!!!

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    ww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    @ DR Sundays. Look 4 drunk construction workers.

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    get ahold of me if'n you're headed up thisaway -- I have a place for folks to crash near Twain Harte

    from the Sonora Pass thread...

    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    some 108 (and 120) tips

    Hula's in Escalon has good food.

    AM/PM in Oakdale is cheapest gas you'll pass. AM/PM in Sonora is cheapest in town. Zak's in Sugar Pine is 25 cents cheaper than up the hill. If you haven't fueled up by the time you get to Zak's, you should.

    Alicia's Sugar Shack in Sugar Pine has great coffee, breakfast burritos, muffins, scones, sandwiches. B&G on Sunday. Open at 0700. Tell her Mike from Dodge Ridge sent you.

    Andy's Grill in Mi Wuk has EXCELLENT burgers - cheap. Great sandwiches, ribs, beer, ice cream, milk shakes. Mi Wuk store is open at 0700.

    Cold Springs Market opens at 0600. They has groceries, doughnuts, breakfast burritos, gas, beer, bait, ammo - you name it. If you didn't buy gas at Zak's do it now.

    Pizza options on 108: Mia's in Cold Springs and Pie In The Sky in Sierra Village are both popular. Most folks like one or the other. I like Mia's, but I've never been to Pie In The Sky.

    Twain Harte has a few places to eat. Pizza, burgers, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, etc. Sportsman Cafe has good homemade breakfast sausages. Open at 0700.

    SFTC - did I miss anything?
    Quote Originally Posted by sftc View Post
    Damn, I think you got it. I'll just add that the cheapest/almost easiest place for grocery stuff is the Safeway in Sonora. Further up the hill the Twain Harte Market is a wanna-be Whole Foods / regular store hybrid with not as much of a selection of healthy stuff but all of the same prices.

    In Pinecrest, right below Dodge, the general store will be open with basic stuff, next door Mike has decent camping/fishing stuff, next to that is the Serene Bean for coffee and the legendary Steam Donkey with cold beers and a good deck.

    I can't think of anything else right now....

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    just drove thru your neighborhood this weekend and all i saw was dust in the valley, hope the hills get some precip.
    hey hutash,
    do you practice in ventura? me & the dogs were in town watching the windy waves and soaking up the rays!
    would love to greet yours with mine over sushi our next visit to the central coast.
    bobby

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    if any of you central valley Maggots are looking to move up the hill, DR is looking for an IT Tech

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    I'm in Mike. Always felt like we were crashing the Tahoe thread.

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    When is the season opener? My ski gear is 9 hrs away. :|

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    DR tentative opening planned for the Wed before Thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy
    hey hutash,
    do you practice in ventura? me & the dogs were in town watching the windy waves and soaking up the rays!
    would love to greet yours with mine over sushi our next visit to the central coast.
    bobby
    Yeah, living and practicing in Ventura 26 years. Give mea shout when in town, always good to met a mag in person, but I will never have as many Internet friends as Blurred, he's my hero.


    Question: where do thy close Sonora Pass on the west side? How much good terrain is accessible? What are the skinning opportunities, and are they worth it coming up from SoCal?

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
    iscariot

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post


    Question: where do thy close Sonora Pass on the west side? How much good terrain is accessible? What are the skinning opportunities, and are they worth it coming up from SoCal?
    Depends. Right now it's closed at Kennedy Meadows (26 miles east of Strawberry). Closure will move down to the SnoPark 4 miles east of Strawberry. Not much good terrain accessible from either one. Best access is in and around Dodge Ridge area. You could access more faster from Huntington Lake to be honest.

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    although there is no snow close to the coast.. And my skiing shit is in tahoe. Been meaning to go to china peak though, its pretty damn close to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    Depends. Right now it's closed at Kennedy Meadows (26 miles east of Strawberry). Closure will move down to the SnoPark 4 miles east of Strawberry. Not much good terrain accessible from either one. Best access is in and around Dodge Ridge area. You could access more faster from Huntington Lake to be honest.
    Decent sled access though.

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    excellent sled access - but you go through some big avalanche terrain - snomachine club has not been grooming last 2 seasons, so conditions are tougher

    Eagle Meadow too

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    Sweet thread. I learned to ski at Badger Pass and China Peak/Sierra Summit/China Peak. I still go back for a couple of days a year. It will be nice to see some targetted stoke & conditions. Well played telemike.

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    thanks Hoss

    FYI all you Central Cal beaters - Winter Solstice party at my place Dec 21 - live music and DJ, BBQ, beer, and ensuing hilarity

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    Merced hillbilly checking in. Best accessible BC from the west side is Mt Reba area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutash View Post
    but I will never have as many Internet friends as Blurred, he's my hero.

    Isn't he everyone's?
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    this just in

    I spoke to a buddy who works at Bear Valley tonight.

    They will open as usual this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telemike View Post
    this just in

    I spoke to a buddy who works at Bear Valley tonight.

    They will open as usual this winter.
    That's great news.

    I will be lurking this thread...
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    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    will be up at dodge this friday for some preseason hike shred!!

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    Bear got 23" at Griz top

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