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  1. #51
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    Bailed on summer snow skiing 'cause the sand patches are prime these days. An homage to the gone but not forgotten Prince George Sandblast summer sand ski race in Prince George, B.C. River cutbanks are a summer sand skier's best friend.

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    If you are in the North Lake Tahoe area (and a wee bit of the West Lake Tahoe area) and are searching for July turns:

    1. 2nd gate at Blackwood Canyon is still closed (the one by the river); was told by some mtn bikers that the road is pretty clear of snow, but the Ellis Peak Trail is still covered in snow.

    2. Gate at Castle Peak is open; Basin Peak is still pretty much top-to-bottom and there's a nice swatch of snow between the outer rim of Coon Canyon and Frog Lake Cliffs.

    3. Mt. Lola and the surrounding area is holding nicely (North facing aspect of Lola, ridge above Perazzo Cliffs on the PCT, White Rock Lake area, Webber Peak, etc.)
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    Highland Lakes Road open all the way.

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    North Drifter and Hawks Peak, July 13, 2019
    Dookey67 and Vets starting down North Drifter along with Penny and Zooey
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    Vets, Zooey and Penny
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    Dookey67 adding to our snow graffiti
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    Zooey leaps with excitement watching Dookey67 skiing Hawks Peak
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    The Nipple, July 14, 2019

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    The Nipple, July 20, 2019

    Vets, Zooey, and Penny
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    Utah patch skiing is still going strong

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    The Nipple, July 27, 2019

    Zooey watching Vets ski down the Lower Backside Patch
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    Highland Lakes, Hiram Peak, July 29, 2019

    Penny enjoying a panoramic view from the top of the Triangle Patch
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    Zooey and Penny follow Vets on the Lake Patch
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    Looking back at Hiram Peak and four of the five patches I skied
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    Highland Lakes, Hiram Peak, August 1, 2019

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    190th consecutive month skiing

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    Forestdale Divide, August 2, 2019

    Zooey and Penny join Vets on Forestdale Divide's Big Backside Patch
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    The Nipple, August 4, 2019

    Vets, Penny and Zooey on the Boreal Patch
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    Dookey67 on the Near Backside Patch
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    Vets and Penny on the Back East Patch
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    Dookey67 skiing the Next to the Near East Patch
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    pretty damn sure I saw some large-ish patches up on Humphreys driving by on 89 this weekend. had no clue snow could stick around that long down here

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    Quote Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
    pretty damn sure I saw some large-ish patches up on Humphreys driving by on 89 this weekend. had no clue snow could stick around that long down here
    Flagstaff, Arizona?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Mt. Lola and the surrounding area is holding nicely (North facing aspect of Lola, ridge above Perazzo Cliffs on the PCT, White Rock Lake area, Webber Peak, etc.)
    If any of you summer skiing die hards headed out to Mt Lola want to help us with a shuttle to Meadow Lake by driving a vehicle back to Truckee, we'll make it worth your while.
    "The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."

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    Anyone getting after some patch in CO?

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    Blackwood Canyon, August 8, 2019
    Since they finally opened the gate on the road, we decided to explore Blackwood Canyon. We skied 11 runs, honoring Nigel Tufnel, on 5 different snow patches.

    Zooey is so excited that she is levitating when she sees Dookey67 on our first run of the day
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    Multiple beams light the way for Vets
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    Zooey and Vets
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    Highland Lakes, Folger Peak, Hiram Peak, August 10, 2019

    We skied below the peaks on both sides of Highland Lakes. We started on the lower backside of Folger Peak and finished off the day on the lower frontside of Hiram Peak.

    Dookey67 skiing the backside of Folger Peak. Hiram Peak can be seen in the background.
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    Vets skiing toward Highland Lakes
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    The Nipple, August 11, 2019

    Vets, Zooey and Penny start a run on the Near Backside Patch
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    Zooey watches Dookey67
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    Highland Lakes, Folger Peak, Hiram Peak, August 17, 2019

    Zooey offers encouragement to Flexon Phil
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    Vets skis to his left while Zooey turns to her right
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    Zooey shows Vets how to spray corn snow
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    Flexon Phil starts down above Highland Lakes
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    The Nipple, August 25, 2019

    A desire for relatively easy access snow led to a return trip to The Nipple with MJ and Zooey.

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    Dunderberg Peak, September 1, 2019

    Penny and Zooey find a little snow patch to cool off on during our approach to the Europe Patch.
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    Vets skiing the Europe Patch above Jack's Lake
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    Dookey67 skiing the Europe Patch
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    The Nipple, September 7, 2019

    Leaping Zooey
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    Vets skiing the Near Backside Patch (self-timer photo)
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    Vets skiing a Next to the Near East Patch (self-timer photo)
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    This is so awesome.
    Was hoping to do more of something like this, but I think the swe to sun and high temps in the summer limit it to some pretty big hikes in grizzly bear country.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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