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  1. #4251
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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.

    Corky and the canine on Broken Glass
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    Thudder hitting up an alternate line on Broken Glass
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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?
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    Lol

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    Looks like Andy has a new boss, FWIW
    http://www.sierrasun.com/news/david-...-conglomerate/
    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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    trail counters?

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    Self-powered weather stations? I've seen them around (e.g. south of the summit on Mt Lincoln).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    There is a big snowfield that drops to Carr lake off bowman lake rd. Somebody should hit it.
    I hit it today.

    Gotta say that it must have melted a tad in the 6 days since you posted your picture.

    It was interesting, to say the least.
    Only about a 15-minute trek from the parking area to the snow.
    The field is more of a strip now, with a double fall-line; a semi-flat top "ridge" and then uber short, slightly steep lines down toward the lake. It is also an enchanted forest of bent trees, which made the skiing less of skiing and more of an obstacle course (i'd make a turn, stop, side-step up a few feet, then make another turn and so on).
    The snow was decent, though.
    I managed to ski about 3/4 of the strip utilzing the semi-flat ridge line and managed to pinch out 11 turns.
    I banged out a few lakeside fall-line runs and managed to squeeze 6 hops turns out of one of them (the standard length of these runs-- following the natural turning radius of my skis--was 3 turns).
    Not exactly sure if it was worth the effort as it was akin to what one usually finds to ski in late September/early October on a "normal" snow year...but I was coming back from Napa, so it was on the way home and easy enough to get to late in the afternoon.

    While out there, I scared a water fowl that was rusty brown and cream colored and had a head shaped like a loon. Also saw these two birds "fighting" one another in the air; they were black and white, kind of shaped like an albatross. Not sure what either of these two birds were as I'm rather weak on the bird chasing tip.

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    ^^^awesome!!!! Sounds like it is melting fast!

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    Summer topic: Anyone know why there's almost always traffic on the I-80 corridor between Davis and Sacramento? There seem to be few on-ramps, no lanes lost (I don't think), and only agricultural land in the vicinity. It's maddening.

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    It's called the Yolo Causeway. Remember the eastbound merge west of Davis? And a second one after Mace? It drops from 5 to 3 lanes in a few miles. Westbound has two freeways feeding into one.

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    It's the "tendency for humans to pursue “selfish routing” strategies, at the cost of the larger network."
    http://nautil.us/blog/-traffic-would...aved-like-ants

    I get the same thing on my commute. Basically too many cars to handle humans selfish nature.

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    Time to put this thread to bed
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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