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  1. #4176
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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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    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.

  2. #4177
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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) ?

  3. #4178
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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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  4. #4179
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    ^^^thanks for the link and info

  5. #4180
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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.

  6. #4181
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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

  9. #4184
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    Any North Tahoe/Truckee folks have info on White Rock Lake (white rock lake road, meadow lake road, etc). I'm looking for current info for a bouldering/skiing/fishing trip starting wednesday (is the road open). also wondering if the sprinter might make it. it's got burly tires and high clearance but suffers from rear wheel drive and a long wheel base so abrupt or deep water bars can be an issue.
    Thanks
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  10. #4185
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    I'm looking for the same info on blue lakes road off 88, trying to fish and camp but the road info hasn't been updated since the beginning of the month.

    in other news, saddlebag lake resort off tioga pass is for sale. probably the highest elevation commercial permit in CA. anybody looking to open a bougie backcountry resort?

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3271...ining-CA-93541

  11. #4186
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    Fun little adventure on Echo lake today, got a late start so all I had time for was one run down Baldy, summer skiing conditions, then dragged the kayak up a couple slopes to ride down into the water, pretty fun day with a swim and a couple beers to round things out

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  12. #4187
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    TahoeBC where is Baldy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    TahoeBC where is Baldy?
    Heading East to West its before Ralston, it's the one in the foreground to the left in this photo, Ralston is in the background
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  14. #4189
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    Ha!
    (from L.A. Times article online)
    *For Stev Fagran, a 56-year-old schoolteacher from Wellington, Nev., the Sierra’s endless winter gives him a chance to build on a personal record of 164 consecutive months skiing, hunting out snow patches until the flakes fall again in September.*
    ...hmm...sounds familiar...
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...617-story.html

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  15. #4190
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    Quote Originally Posted by powdork View Post
    Any North Tahoe/Truckee folks have info on White Rock Lake (white rock lake road, meadow lake road, etc). I'm looking for current info for a bouldering/skiing/fishing trip starting wednesday (is the road open). also wondering if the sprinter might make it. it's got burly tires and high clearance but suffers from rear wheel drive and a long wheel base so abrupt or deep water bars can be an issue.
    Thanks
    Been awhile since I was out there (June 4th, to be exact), but at that time the main Jackson Meadows paved road ended in snow about 10 miles in.
    Again, at that time, if you wanted to get to Meadow Lake, White Rock Lake, etc., you had to sled (I ran into several sled necks out there who had snowmobiled all the way to Fordyce and French Lake).
    The road to Independence Lake was driveable if you have a mild clearance vehicle (say a Tacoma or higher), but had a flooded river crossing.
    Just got back from a road trip to MT/WY, so am decompressing, but might get motivated to head out there later today or tomorrow to do some beta.
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  16. #4191
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    NOT TAHOE,
    but the Ruby Mountains are still holding and there's some great, relatively easy access areas up there right now, especially if you go up Lamoille Canyon. Banged out a decent run yesterday. Probably gonna start going fast since it was over 100 degrees in Elko and the snow-covered bridges over the rivers are gonna melt quick.
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  17. #4192
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Been awhile since I was out there (June 4th, to be exact), but at that time the main Jackson Meadows paved road ended in snow about 10 miles in.
    Again, at that time, if you wanted to get to Meadow Lake, White Rock Lake, etc., you had to sled (I ran into several sled necks out there who had snowmobiled all the way to Fordyce and French Lake).
    The road to Independence Lake was driveable if you have a mild clearance vehicle (say a Tacoma or higher), but had a flooded river crossing.
    Just got back from a road trip to MT/WY, so am decompressing, but might get motivated to head out there later today or tomorrow to do some beta.
    Thanks for the info it looks like it's still unreachable. We're gonna head to Loon Lake instead I just wish we were gonna be higher with the heat.
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  18. #4193
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    Hey all,

    I just got back into Tahoe. What is still skiing good around the south shore?


  19. #4194
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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    I'm looking for the same info on blue lakes road off 88, trying to fish and camp but the road info hasn't been updated since the beginning of the month.

    in other news, saddlebag lake resort off tioga pass is for sale. probably the highest elevation commercial permit in CA. anybody looking to open a bougie backcountry resort?

    https://www.trulia.com/property/3271...ining-CA-93541
    Bump because I am looking for CP info as well. Thinking of tooling around up there this weekend. How far does Forrestdale go? Is the gate even opened? Anyone been on Red, Elephant's Back or Round Top within the last few days? Sun cups?

  20. #4195
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    I don't think forestdale is open at all because it immediately climbs to ~9k feet

    road conditions are here but haven't been updated since 6/9:
    http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/index.aspx?NID=176

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    Quote Originally Posted by emcee View Post
    I don't think forestdale is open at all because it immediately climbs to ~9k feet

    road conditions are here but haven't been updated since 6/9:
    http://www.alpinecountyca.gov/index.aspx?NID=176
    Ya, was hoping to just get up it a ways to camp. I know some other spots lower I'll have to go to.

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    4th of July chutes are still holding some pretty damn good snow

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    Did you bike up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.Gillis View Post
    4th of July chutes are still holding some pretty damn good snow

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    Road still gated @ 89? Or is the paved road open?
    If not, is the road still gated/locked across the river?
    Regardless of the answers to the above questions, did you have skin in or did you bootpack or dry hike?
    inquiring minds wish to know!


    Obviously, from your picture, you dropped the chute from the top. How is/are the rest of the bowl(s) and the other chutes?
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    The first gate into the canyon off of 89 is open but the second gate is still closed. I just parked right over the river/bridge at the second gate and biked in from there. I stopped at the first sign of snow patches and started to boot pack for a little bit before switching to skinning. Realistically if I just walked the bike over those first few snow patches I could have biked for another half mile or so before skinning. I skinned up to the flattish plateau area at the base of the chutes and then just followed the cliff section from east to west until I found a dry opening and boot packed up over some loose rock and vegetation.

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