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  1. #4151
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    [QUOTE=B.Gillis;5040258]That's what I thought they looked like but I've never seen pictures of them with that much snow .. thanks[/QUOTE

    Right!

    First chute I skied today looked like this last year on June 17th
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  2. #4152
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    4th of July Chutes, Blackwood Canyon is still gated at 89 so bring a bike
    I did that on BigFeet once 20 years ago. Shit howdy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    4th of July Chutes, Blackwood Canyon is still gated at 89 so bring a bike
    they (forest service) seem to be lagging on opening gates this year.
    i can understand Castle Peak, since the snow still goes down to the paved road and turn-out/around area.
    but Martis Lookout is still gated off 267, as well as the FR across the hwy (at least as of this past Sunday when I drove by).

    guess i'mma have to get a bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    they (forest service) seem to be lagging on opening gates this year.
    Well the road is covered with snow up higher, this is where I started to skin at 7K
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    They could open now to the second gate though
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  5. #4155
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Well the road is covered with snow up higher, this is where I started to skin at 7K
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    They could open now to the second gate though
    What was your biking vs skinning ratio?

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    Dub post but I was wondering if any of you have ever had any trouble parking (ie tickets/angry homeowners) out by the sherwood chair to access grouse rock and twin peaks?

  7. #4157
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    Dub post but I was wondering if any of you have ever had any trouble parking (ie tickets/angry homeowners) out by the sherwood chair to access grouse rock and twin peaks?
    Never had an issue when the lifts aren't running. Fair game you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    Never had an issue when the lifts aren't running. Fair game you should be fine.
    Right on that's what I was hoping to hear, thanks

  9. #4159
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    What was your biking vs skinning ratio?
    With the gate closure at 89 it was 4 1/2 miles of riding before I started skinning, so 9 miles of riding and 3 miles of skinning/skiing/booting.

    Road is a mellow climb and relaxing since its closed to traffic
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  10. #4160
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    So could you ride as far as sunken meadow?

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    Had the first half of the week off and got some surprisingly great turns in. The new snow was just enough to smoove it out and not make a mess. Pretty much an instant melt into the old snow. Teus went up to top stagecoach and then east peak. Continuous snow to the last big bottom bench. Weds followed tbc's lead and skied echo from angora rd. again the new snow made the laps in echo bowl top quality as was the out down angora bowl. I've seen many bears in tahoe but never on the top of a summit as I did on echo. He prolly just woke up in someone's cabin at echo lakes and was making his way back to the garbage of slt for the summer. It was comical watching him go down echo bowl on his belly and backwards kinda flailing. I think I have heard that bears dont run downhill well and I sure witnessed it first hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    Had the first half of the week off and got some surprisingly great turns in. The new snow was just enough to smoove it out and not make a mess. Pretty much an instant melt into the old snow. Teus went up to top stagecoach and then east peak. Continuous snow to the last big bottom bench. Weds followed tbc's lead and skied echo from angora rd. again the new snow made the laps in echo bowl top quality as was the out down angora bowl. I've seen many bears in tahoe but never on the top of a summit as I did on echo. He prolly just woke up in someone's cabin at echo lakes and was making his way back to the garbage of slt for the summer. It was comical watching him go down echo bowl on his belly and backwards kinda flailing. I think I have heard that bears dont run downhill well and I sure witnessed it first hand
    Awesome bear story. Is road to marina open now to cars?

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  13. #4163
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    To bad you did not have a camera for that Gimpy, would have loved to see that

    Quote Originally Posted by Fish Rider View Post
    Awesome bear story. Is road to marina open now to cars?
    Been open for some time now

    Mcski not sure what the sunken meadow is but I shot you a PM with more beta
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    Just saw the PM, nice job. Where you left the road is actually "sunken meadow". Nice lap!

  15. #4165
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    Dropping into the sunken meadow made for a really fun exit, has not been coverage there for me before, skied pretty much quality vert right back to the bike.

    Vid of one of the chutes I skied and my run down to the sunken meadow if your interested in coverage conditions in there at least at that point in time, things are changing fast

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  16. #4166
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    Had the first half of the week off and got some surprisingly great turns in. The new snow was just enough to smoove it out and not make a mess. Pretty much an instant melt into the old snow. Teus went up to top stagecoach and then east peak. Continuous snow to the last big bottom bench. Weds followed tbc's lead and skied echo from angora rd. again the new snow made the laps in echo bowl top quality as was the out down angora bowl. I've seen many bears in tahoe but never on the top of a summit as I did on echo. He prolly just woke up in someone's cabin at echo lakes and was making his way back to the garbage of slt for the summer. It was comical watching him go down echo bowl on his belly and backwards kinda flailing. I think I have heard that bears dont run downhill well and I sure witnessed it first hand
    Bears, like dogs, like to play in the snow. I don't think I'd want to be in a footrace with one, uphill, downhill, or sideways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    they (forest service) seem to be lagging on opening gates this year.
    i can understand Castle Peak, since the snow still goes down to the paved road and turn-out/around area.
    but Martis Lookout is still gated off 267, as well as the FR across the hwy (at least as of this past Sunday when I drove by).

    guess i'mma have to get a bike!
    Martis Lookout may be pretty dry, going West from the 267 gate is probably a muddy mess in places along that road. Was behind T.C. yesterday and the amount of water running and the mud puddles/holes were impressive, and that is lower elevation then road off 267.

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    Took a quick overnight trip up to Grouse Rock on Friday night when my roommate got off of work. Still surprised just how much snow is back there right now. Spent alot of time trying to cross some very fast flowing creeks but overall the snow was amazing on Saturday morning so it was a worth while night out.

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  19. #4169
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Interesting way to haul the skis/boots/poles, did it work ok? Are you using anything other than ski straps to hold in place( I think there is a black wrap near the seat post) ?

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    The carry system has a strap that goes though your seat rails, I strap it in place in the front, strap in the back is just to hold the ski poles and the rear of the skis together.

    Works well on paved/dirt roads, but the skis ride pretty high so it would be easy to have your testicles removed riding anything technical.

    This is the carry system I'm using, how well it works probably depends on the bike and the size of your skis, but for what I use it for accessing gated roads to get to snow it gets the job done and is way better than having all that gear on my back while riding.
    https://defiantpack.com/products/gunslinger-ski-carry

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    ^^^thanks for the link and info

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    I would also like to take a moment to throw a quick shout out TahoeJ's way for hooking me up with the guardians that my roommate has been using all spring. "Best investment I ever made" - My roommate.
    Glad he's enjoying them. I have another pair in my garage too if you know anyone else who's looking for some.

  23. #4173
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    has anybody been up to carson pass lately? is the snowline still down to the road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    has anybody been up to carson pass lately? is the snowline still down to the road?
    It is in spots

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