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  1. #4276
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    trail counters?

  2. #4277
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    Self-powered weather stations? I've seen them around (e.g. south of the summit on Mt Lincoln).

  3. #4278
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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.

    3 Turns With A Lake View

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  4. #4279
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    ^^^awesome!!!! Sounds like it is melting fast!

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  5. #4280
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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.

  6. #4281
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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.

  7. #4282
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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.

  8. #4283
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    Time to put this thread to bed
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

  9. #4284
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    Seems to me it's still 16/17 until the first snow of the new season starts to fly. Still plenty of good snow out there.

  10. #4285
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    Me'n Vets skied some mostly south-facing, overlooking HWY 431, sweet 'n soft, sun-cupless strips (and one field) above and below the Relay Peak service road yesterday (7.19.17).
    25-minute leisurely hike to snow from the Mt. Rose Summit TH parking lot.
    Strips were 10+ turns long (following the natural radius of the ski and not forcing short radius turns). Ditto for the field. We also skied a multi-patch obstacle course because it was there (about 5 patches currently not connected, but which would have been a sweet and long run about a month ago).
    A nice, solid, quick hit for those on a time crunch.
    Get it while it's good, as it will probably start diminishing in the next few weeks.

    FWIW, the slide path above Chickadee Ridge still goes (see picture #2 below).

    Vets boot-packing out of the first legit strip
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    Vets sliding down the field, Chickadee Ridge across the way in the background
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    Last edited by dookey67; 07-20-2017 at 08:23 PM.
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  11. #4286
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    Thanks for keeping the stoke/reports going here, Dookey. May have to bring my daughters out that way for some turns (appreciate the hike time/strip length info!).

    Here's some beta from Hawks Peak (looking toward Castle, etc) for anyone looking for patches. Seems to be some nice ones left if you're up for a hike.

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    * I have to say I like our blue-capped smoke better than that NV smoke above Chickadee. Either way, what a bummer!

  12. #4287
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    An update from today, pic is taken around the same time/place as the one in my previous post, just a day later:

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    So much better out there today!

    Also, a quick shot for Dookey's planning purposes:

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    Enjoy the weekend,
    Paul

  13. #4288
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    Just as a note, I flew east on Tuesday and the higher peaks all look plastered.

  14. #4289
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    Hey Maggs!
    b4 this thread expires, from summer heat, just like to put it out there that me & Cinders are moving up to Carson City, ne'Vada.
    (Just got it Monday, we are sitting in the backyard now )
    An all new way of life for us.
    It has been a weird season & expecting more of the same.

    And we have never skied Mt Rose! Cool eh?

    Holla if you know our steeze

    ...Remember, those who think Global Warming is Fake, also think that Adam & Eve were Real...

  15. #4290
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurxSki View Post
    Hey Maggs!
    b4 this thread expires, from summer heat, just like to put it out there that me & Cinders are moving up to Carson City, ne'Vada.
    (Just got it Monday, we are sitting in the backyard now )
    An all new way of life for us.
    It has been a weird season & expecting more of the same.

    And we have never skied Mt Rose! Cool eh?

    Holla if you know our steeze
    plenty of sweet summer schuss still to be had...welcome to the neighborhood.
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  16. #4291
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    Rode the Thunder Mountain/Horse Canyon loop near Kirkwood yesterday, took a couple beta shots of the Carson pass area, looks like maybe the left hand arm of the moon still goes with a long apron exit in case someone wants to check it out. Woods lake is open now for access also

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  17. #4292
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    Looks like the moon goes nearly to the top as well. Bet there is a fun gap between the snow and rock

  18. #4293
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    ^^thanks for the photo beta on Winnemucca Lake/Roundtop Lake area, TBC!
    Wu-Tang Clan Patches are in full effect, as well, from your photographic recon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Rode the Thunder Mountain/Horse Canyon loop near Kirkwood yesterday, took a couple beta shots of the Carson pass area, looks like maybe the left hand arm of the moon still goes with a long apron exit in case someone wants to check it out. Woods lake is open now for access also

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    Any idea what time this pic was taken at? Looks hairy but I'm intrigued.

  20. #4295
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    Any idea what time this pic was taken at? Looks hairy but I'm intrigued.
    About 12:30 PM, had some kind of bug hit me hard starting on my ride yesterday which landed me in bed for like 20 hours, at about 80% of normal now, but if I'm feeling better in the AM I may go poke around out there to see how things look up close tomorrow.
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  21. #4296
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    Tasty Brew PSA for Reno and Tahoe Locals:

    While not terribly skiing related, except that beer is super tasty apres a good summer schuss session, thought I would pass this along:

    Modern Times "City of the Sun" IPA is currently on sale at both the Galena (Mt. Rose Hwy, South Reno) and Incline Raley's.
    Granted, the stashes they have were canned back in November 2016, but this is still one of the best IPAs out there, imho.
    Stock up whilst you can (pun intended, since they only come in cans!).
    $10.49 for a 4-pack.
    Hoppy and Juicy (the can says so).
    Muy bueno.
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    A closer Look
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