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  1. #2601
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    The 11 zone was popular yesterday, fun snow over there for sure

    Was gonna head to Kirkwood but 88 closed, then I was heading to Luther but every fucking road was gridlocked that I needed to get over that way, so I ended up at the Heave at the crack of noon and had 3 amazing runs in a zone no one else bothered to go to today, each one got deeper by the time I dropped the last time at 4:15 it was really fucking good, a Big kauna Burger and some Tricerahops at McDuff's delayed the drive home so there was zero traffic back.

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  2. #2602
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    Went out exploring the last couple days. Not exactly Tahoe, but in a state sharing a name with half of "Sierra Nevada".


    Route finding was occasionally hard
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    Big Faces on the hill

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    Beautiful Views near the summit. Lots more good skiing to be had out there!
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    The runout was bush hell, but with snow almost all the way to the car.
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  3. #2603
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    Wow TahoeBC, was that a star tac? ;-) But seriously, I do kinda miss flip phones sometimes.

  4. #2604
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    Maybe this belongs in the gaper topic, but anyway, cops are out tonight dealing with scores of idiots who are being directed up into Tahoe-Donner (worse yet, via the Donner Trail sneak route that bypasses part of Northwoods) by some GPS app, not sure which, thinking that's the way to 80-west. Which wouldn't have otherwise been a big deal, but the roads are rather challenging around now.
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  5. #2605
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Wow TahoeBC, was that a star tac? ;-) But seriously, I do kinda miss flip phones sometimes.
    5 days between charges and fits snugly packed away in my pocket are definite pluses, but I'll probably break down and get a smartie before long, keep trying to swipe right but it's not working!

  6. #2606
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    ^^^ but texting sucks big time with flip-phone.
    And no web, unless you have coke-bottle glasses to view.
    A *slightly smart* flip would be hella cool
    Bobz^^
    We drove up to Alpine not long ago. Google was saying get on Donner to avoid delays...
    Opposite direction from us on 89 (to 80 from Squaw) was solid, ummoving for quite a ways.
    Problem was peeps way up by 80 traffic lights blocking intersection trying to turn left, from Mall towards on-ramp.

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  7. #2607
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    I will give you an older iPhone if you'll use it.

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    MAKE TAHOE DEEP AGAIN ~ 2016/17 OFISHUL SNOW/FOOD/WHINE & STOKE THREAD

    Quote Originally Posted by klar View Post
    People of California,

    we have heard that America in general is now great again and California has a little bit of snow, so a non-internet skier friend, freak and I have decided to come check things out for two weeks around easter. We are flying into and out of SF, will be renting a car and have no other specific plans as of yet. Former california maggot/ austrian transplant Franz Klammer kindly gifted us with a guide book on backcountry skiing in the Eastern Sierra and has spoken very highly of the potential for radness in that area. We would appreciate any other recommendations for general resources on conditions/must skis etc that we can browse during the trip planning phase (guide books, websites, ...?). We are not super interested in resort skiing, would potentially be into multi day tours, and are on a budget. How crowded do things get at easter? any particular places that should be avoided? Of course we would be stoked to ski/ have a beer with some locals too!

    We get a lot of moderately silly and very vague questions in the snow fo r the euros thread, so i figure I can ask a few here
    With one car, you're generally limited to loops and up and back. For mid-April, leave your plans flexible. Friends and I have been skunked that time of year due to storms on several occasions. I'd recommend something where you get into the Sierra, like touring over a high pass or two. That is how you typically get the place to yourself. the guidebooks just give a taste of what's in the various zones. It's always good to bring climbing shoes for plan b (or d or e) - bouldering.

    Don't go to the places where people are posting about on the web with current conditions. In April, you are likely to run into others if you head into those zones
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  9. #2609
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    MAKE TAHOE DEEP AGAIN ~ 2016/17 OFISHUL SNOW/FOOD/WHINE & STOKE THREAD

    Quote Originally Posted by bobz View Post
    Maybe this belongs in the gaper topic, but anyway, cops are out tonight dealing with scores of idiots who are being directed up into Tahoe-Donner (worse yet, via the Donner Trail sneak route that bypasses part of Northwoods) by some GPS app, not sure which, thinking that's the way to 80-west. Which wouldn't have otherwise been a big deal, but the roads are rather challenging around now.
    I read they had to close Alder Creek today to prevent tourists from trying to go "around" TD... which is pretty much the dumbest thing ever since going down Northwoods to get back to DPR is typically a major shit show. I'm a fan of Waze and other apps but people have gotta stop following every stupid side route.

  10. #2610
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    Is that the elusive toiwobby range?
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    ^^^ Had some friends from out of town head down the hill this morning and they called when they hit the parking lot in Truckee to ask if they should follow Waze and take Donner Pass Road. Told them to stay on 80.

    The SugarBowl Night Vision and the Mt Rose Main Lodge Web Cams are extremely entertaining right now. Largest 24 hour snow total I can remember since I moved out here in '02 was 45" on March 24, 2011. I think this may break that.

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    431 closed with 20 feet of debris on it per NDOT.

    Saw Alder Creek was backed up on Waze earlier. Was wondering what was up with that. Derp. I miss the old days before ubiquitous GPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Is that the elusive toiwobby range?
    Right you are, we went up Bunker Hill. Theres a lot of good skiing out there but its hard to find it in proper condition and with easy approaches. Right now theres a pretty decent amount of coverage, but its been raining at lower elevations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpossible View Post
    The SugarBowl Night Vision and the Mt Rose Main Lodge Web Cams are extremely entertaining right now. Largest 24 hour snow total I can remember since I moved out here in '02 was 45" on March 24, 2011. I think this may break that.
    Never-mind, warm air appears to have finally moved in. BAH!

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    Alpine showing sustained winds 180 and gusts of 199, which pretty much correlates to Squaw sensor. Holy fucking shit!
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    Free to a good home. 2 adult 2 teen passes to homewood, no blackout between now and closing. Would prefer they go to a regular poster here, you guys always helpful! PM addy if interested, must be mailed.
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  17. #2617
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    ^pm'd

    Wow - 200 mph gusts at squaw last night with 148 sustained winds. That's upper end for a Cat 4 hurricane. Looks like the north shore has been under the snow gun way more than down here as well. How's the power situation up there?
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  18. #2618
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    The power is out at Alpine Meadows so they have officially pulled the plug for today. Understandable with essentially a Cat 4 hurricane passing through last night. I can't imagine those winds with the heavy snows did not create some larger problems.

  19. #2619
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    Heav reporting 42", Kwood 24". One of those must be transposed. Bets on when lifts might spin at either? My moneys on GB by 11 at best. Lots of rain in upper meyers washed away any accumulation overnight,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobby View Post
    Right you are, we went up Bunker Hill. Theres a lot of good skiing out there but its hard to find it in proper condition and with easy approaches. Right now theres a pretty decent amount of coverage, but its been raining at lower elevations.
    The last pic reminded me of my failed approach there. I really want to ski there one day and be able to hit the old saloon in Kingston after
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    Friend of ours reported that sherrif's deputies were sending people looking to cross the summit on 80 yesterday evening, when 80 was closed, back to Reno. If that represents a new policy it would be welcome. In the past they just let people park in the street in Truckee. Still took her an hour to get from Tahoe Donner to Donner Lake. Reno traffic was being held at the state line, so all the cars clogging Truckee were from Tahoe and the ski areas. We need a traffic management plan that holds those cars when there's no place for them to go. Better they should sit where there are food, heat, and bathrooms. Ski areas wouldn't like it of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish Rider View Post
    Heav reporting 42", Kwood 24". One of those must be transposed. Bets on when lifts might spin at either? My moneys on GB by 11 at best. Lots of rain in upper meyers washed away any accumulation overnight,
    At least for Heavenly thats a 24 hour total, most of which fell during operating hours, It was that deep in spots, snowtel shows around 4 inches since I cut out yesterday and 18 feet of wind

  23. #2623
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Friend of ours reported that sherrif's deputies were sending people looking to cross the summit on 80 yesterday evening, when 80 was closed, back to Reno. If that represents a new policy it would be welcome. In the past they just let people park in the street in Truckee. Still took her an hour to get from Tahoe Donner to Donner Lake. Reno traffic was being held at the state line, so all the cars clogging Truckee were from Tahoe and the ski areas. We need a traffic management plan that holds those cars when there's no place for them to go. Better they should sit where there are food, heat, and bathrooms. Ski areas wouldn't like it of course.
    I don't know, the ski areas might like the idea of selling more food and beverages to people who would otherwise just be sitting there in traffic. But yeah, they've got to come up with some kind of coordinated effort to combat the shit-show. Some people say, "oh, there's always been bad traffic." Which is true, but it's clearly much worse than ever before. We had a ton of snow in 10/11 and it wasn't nearly this bad (probably because we were in a recession).

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    The last pic reminded me of my failed approach there. I really want to ski there one day and be able to hit the old saloon in Kingston after
    The approach was definitely the hardest part. You try to ski Bunker Hill? Which way did you attempt to go up?

    If I went back anytime soon I'd probably just go up Kingston Canyon and then ski something in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...pow! View Post
    Alpine showing sustained winds 180 and gusts of 199, which pretty much correlates to Squaw sensor. Holy fucking shit!
    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Wow - 200 mph gusts at squaw last night with 148 sustained winds. That's upper end for a Cat 4 hurricane. Looks like the north shore has been under the snow gun way more than down here as well. How's the power situation up there?
    That's fuckin' nuts!

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