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  1. #4251
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    Last call for the 4th of July Chutes .. Made the trek up yesterday and I don't think they'll last much longer

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    Still a couple patches of snow left on the road and a handful of downed trees that the forest service still needs to clean up before they open that second gate.

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    Overall the skiing was actually still really nice. I skied the lookers left chute, same one as two weeks ago and the difference in snowpack is very noticeable.

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    The snow in the middle of the chute was really nice, but there's also a small choke about 2/3's of the way down.

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    Desolation is still stacked, tough to see in the background of this one but I was drooling the whole walk along the ridge top ..

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    I think where blue lakes road is closed you can access the nipple/lost lakes pretty well----- but getting to blue lakes is a good 4 miles on pavement, then another ~3 to deadmans, not really feasible as a day trip.
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    edit: so i'm bailing from that plan since ebbetts pass is just open!
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    I heard that the road should be open to Lower Blue Lake on July 11th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supachai View Post
    I think where blue lakes road is closed you can access the nipple/lost lakes pretty well----- but getting to blue lakes is a good 4 miles on pavement, then another ~3 to deadmans, not really feasible as a day trip.

    edit: so i'm bailing from that plan since ebbetts pass is just open!
    I'm sitting here thinking....Wait that's what I did. Wait. That's me.... But you're not me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    I think where blue lakes road is closed you can access the nipple/lost lakes pretty well----- but getting to blue lakes is a good 4 miles on pavement, then another ~3 to deadmans, not really feasible as a day trip.

    edit: so i'm bailing from that plan since ebbetts pass is just open!
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    Has anybody had eyes on crescent/round top lately? Or just the Carson pass area in general? Hoping to head down Monday for some turns

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    There's a lot of dry hiking but continuous snow from about winnimucca lake to the ridge and sisters. Crescent coolie is looking thin but still covered. I wouldn't do it in these conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Toad View Post
    There's a lot of dry hiking but continuous snow from about winnimucca lake to the ridge and sisters. Crescent coolie is looking thin but still covered. I wouldn't do it in these conditions.
    Awesome, might just go poke around in that area on my day off this week. I appreciate the insight. The pics I saw of the coolie looked a little hairy which is fair since it's almost mid July.

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    Last Thursday (July 6) Hiram and Folger looked like this from Ebbetts Peak (the road was passable in a Subaru Outback until a mile or so beyond the campground):
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    Quote Originally Posted by fogey View Post
    Last Thursday (July 6) Hiram and Folger looked like this from Ebbetts Peak (the road was passable in a Subaru Outback until a mile or so beyond the campground):
    I noticed how nice that looked on July 1st. It is holding up pretty well. I wonder when the road will go beyond the bridge up to the cabins.

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    Wildflowers are going off in the higher meadows right now
    Went up gazex to the summit on rlp yesterday and was able to ski down w 2 small portages. Gazex is worthy on its own w 15 min dry hike from pullout

    What's the word on highland lakes rd?

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    i am new here please help me for post a new thread.

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    As of yesterday evening (7/11) off the Mt. Rose Hwy:

    The first ridge of Tamarack is burnt, but "Hourglass" is still looking decent, as well as spots on Houghton.

    The Chutes at Mt. Rose ski area are cooked, at least from the top (if one was so inclined, one could park at the entrance to the Slide side and dry-hike in and then boot up the bottom 1/3 of the likes of "Hornet's Nest", 'Beehive", and "Yellowjacket", though.

    In the Castle Peak area (as of 7/10):
    There's still some long swatches lurking on the West face (overlooking the Peter Grubb Hut basin), and there's still a few decent enough swatches on the SE face (overlooking 80 and Donner Lake). Got to imagine that there's still some skiable/rideable lines on the N facing aspect (Coon Canyon) and all the way to Basin Peak.
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    How's the slide path off of chickadee looking? Skied real well a few weeks ago, but haven't been up the pass in ~14 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sruffian View Post
    How's the slide path off of chickadee looking? Skied real well a few weeks ago, but haven't been up the pass in ~14 days.
    still holding (drove past it today on my way home from banging out the avy chutes in the hairpin just down from the Mt. Rose TH parking lot).
    you can clearly see somebody's tracks up there, too.
    i keep thinking about hitting it before it gets cooked.
    what is the approach like (mileage/timewise)?
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    There is a big snowfield that drops to Carr lake off bowman lake rd. Somebody should hit it.

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    Yesterday (7.13.17) me'n Vets did a semi-massive late afternoon/dusk patrol ski fest out by "The Nipple". We hit some nice swatches above Lost Lakes, one above Blue Lakes, and then a back-to-the-car/truck shot just under the shade of "The Nipple". Snow was smoovy-smoove, with minimal sun-cups and a few runnels and wonky moguls in spots, but they just added character to the runs.

    Dookey schussing a nice, steep pitch above Lost Lakes
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    Vets gettin' groovy on the final run of the day with his pups Makisha and Penny
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    Last edited by dookey67; 07-17-2017 at 11:22 AM.
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    confirmation that i'm just another asshole backseat driver:

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    51% smartass, 49% dumbass

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    Wildflowers are going off in the higher meadows right now
    Went up gazex to the summit on rlp yesterday and was able to ski down w 2 small portages. Gazex is worthy on its own w 15 min dry hike from pullout

    What's the word on highland lakes rd?
    Highlands Lakes road clear to the lakes with only one problematic snow drift you needed 4x4 to get through yesterday, but should be completely clear in a couple of days.

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    Buddy of mine said that he heard that Barker Pass Road is now open to the top.

    In other news, Hourglass and Broken Glass off of Tamarack skied rather nicely this morning. Hit it up with Corky, Mrs. Corky, Corky Canine, and Thudder.

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    Broken Glass is skiable--in a manner of speaking--all the way down to the meadow and waterfall, though you will have to navigate a pretty substantial avalanche debris field...
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    Broken glass looks really nice still surprisingly, suncups don't look too bad at all. Did your friend mention seeing any snow left in the chutes up barker pass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkmeister View Post
    confirmation that i'm just another asshole backseat driver:

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    I don't consider myself backseat regular
    But I don't consider it a good pow season unless I lose my big toenails. Seems to go hand in hand w storm day emergency breaking

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    I don't consider myself backseat regular
    But I don't consider it a good pow season unless I lose my big toenails. Seems to go hand in hand w storm day emergency breaking
    Why don't you get some boots that fit?
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    Lol

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    Looks like Andy has a new boss, FWIW
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    BTW--hiking the 5 lakes trail yesterday I saw 2 small solar contraptions--one roughly halfway up the trail on top of a weathered granite outcropping and the other high above the upper part of the trail on a grainite outcropping just below the KT-HW ridge. Any idea what they are. The first one is in the middle of nothing, wouldn't seem to have anything to do with the ski area, and the other, while close to the ski area is outside the boundary signs. I didn't see any obvious wires heading towards Troy's house and the solar panels are pretty small.

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