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  1. #51
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    Little bit of everything today; HUGE drifts, trees blown over into runs, 4" of thin sweet pow over 3' of super dense snow, wind-stripped rock, and sections of sketchy boilerplate. Skier's left fence on Skyline almost completely buried. Expert skiing to chair 1. Chair 3 didn't open until well after lunch, so there's still a considerable amount of untracked. Overall, several feet of super-dense base snow to carry through the season.

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    Thanks for the update.

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    high tide on baldy this morning. freeze thaw is taking effect and things are starting to corn up nicely. stoked for next week's storms.

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    So stoked you guys are having a real winter down there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    Fun day at the ski area yesterday, conditions as 1000-oaks described. Got south bowl as patrol dropped the rope, https://www.facebook.com/Mt-Baldy-Sk...1570685574039/ and lapped it several times.

    Got pretty warm in the afternoon, anything that got sun will be icy until it gets sun again.

    Odd forecast for the weekend.

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    Was up there hiking last summer and the terrain looked incredible. Glad you guys are getting some.

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    Lapped South Bowl yesterday was so great

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    sleeper (?) pow day 2/9 so fun


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    was thinking about getting out this week. If anyone's down to meet up message me.

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    2/10 storm came with a lot of wind. still skied fine, but not a ton of ski pen. another storm inbounds! it doesn't stop.



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    ^^^any signs on wind slab instability? I bet N & E facing stuff is touchy next few days.

    Took the wife to the ski area yesterday, skiing was lots of fun despite the wind. With traffic jam didn't get down the mountain until 11pm...fucking snow play assholes. Thankfully kids did fine with grandma at home. https://abc7.com/weather/freezing-te...baldy/5132301/
    https://ktla.com/2019/02/11/socal-dr...ountain-areas/

    I should have known better, last time the forecast called for the road to stay snowed in, I parked at Ice house and hitch hike up in the morning with an easy ski back to truck past all the traffic jam in the afternoon.

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    Socal 2018/2019

    stability seemed good to us. the windslab was on top for sure, but we observed that windslab to be well bonded to a very consolidated base, like can't-get-your-pole-thru-it consolidated. because of this we considered the steep east facing slopes we skied to be good to go.

    that sucks to get stuck in that cluster yesterday, seemed heinous.
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    Vincent Gap coverage (not my photo)
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    ^^^It is going to be a bummer that all that snow will be washed away by 6" of rain arriving today through Friday.
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    I have high hopes for everything above 8k or so to still be Ďiní. fingers crossed....


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    Anchor down anything that floats...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Swain at UCLA
    Amount of vertically integrated water vapor transport (a measure of #AtmosphericRiver strength) will potentially exceed all-time February records across far southern CA (mainly south of LA) Thursday morning. This is an impressive signal, and portends major flood risk there. #CAwx





    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
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    Holy smokes! Reports suggesting double digits in places this afternoon and tonight. Looks like it's bursting at the top of the tram. Unfortunate the damage to the road. See you out there tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000-oaks View Post
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    Whoah. Wonder how much it rained there and at Baldy.

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    holy smokes that's incredible 1000 oaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbrianburke View Post
    2/10 storm came with a lot of wind. still skied fine, but not a ton of ski pen. another storm inbounds! it doesn't stop.


    Looks fun probably will go out for admission tomorrow.


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    Based on the dumpage at my buddy's house near Joshua Tree, i am hoping to see some deep Baldy stoke here shortly

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticksplitman View Post
    Looks fun probably will go out for admission tomorrow.
    headed up for the dawn patrol tomorrow. stoked.

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    If anyone goes out today, let us know how it is - buying a ticket for tomorrow

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    good fun up on baldy yesterday. good snow and bad snow was found based on aspect, with the more eastern facing stuff skiing real fine.




    pretty spooky moment, on our way back to the car we watched a loose wet release run 1000' from the top of the standard up-route of the bowl. 1:30 in the afternoon on a super warm day. the new snow running on a pen hard rain crust. probably 6 people partially caught and carried, no burials fortunately.

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    the top of the booter visible to the left of the start zone (measured at even 40 degrees at the top)

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