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  1. #151
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  2. #152
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. hankey View Post
    awesome post JsonP!
    Right? Some great photos in that one for sure.
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

  3. #153
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    Have u driven up little walker recently pdork? how high up can u drive right now?
    Hey, was up there Monday and had to park at the lot before the bridge in the Benson guidebook for Mt Emma. Tried to drive up further but didn't have the necessary lift in my car, and there were a few snow patches. Had to hike parts of the road which was dirt at times but was able to mostly skin thru the woods up to Stockade flat and Emma Lake trailhead. Ran out of time so didn't go up further.
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    On the other hand, VA lakes were good (south peak and red lake). Green creek seemed promising too

  4. #154
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    Is there some thread of truth that the 120 will open up this Friday? The second gate?

  5. #155
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    Just before 6-12Ē of snow in the forecast? That would seem odd no?

  6. #156
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    Caltrans is closing Monitor Pass at 4am on Saturday ahead of the potential storm so I highly doubt any additional gates are opened on 108 or 120.


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  7. #157
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliKid View Post
    Caltrans is closing Monitor Pass at 4am on Saturday ahead of the potential storm so I highly doubt any additional gates are opened on 108 or 120.


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    This will be interesting to follow. Late April big storms are not unheard-of. But?
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

  8. #158
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliKid View Post
    Thanks for the stoke. How is the coverage down low for the point to point from Excelsior down to Lundy?
    Never got a good look but id assume it was thin, didnt see many tracks heading down that way.

    Thanks all, my first real post. Had to contribute!

  9. #159
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    From Caltrans

    Due to a late-season snowstorm set to impact higher elevations in the District this weekend, State Route 120 W at the Lee Vining gate will not open this week. Depending on the severity of the storm, State Route 89/Monitor Pass may close too.

    One or more of the following roads may close as well:

    • State Route 120 E/Mono Mills Road
    • State Route 158 N/North June Lake Loop
    • State Route 270/Bodie Road
    • State Route 168 W at the Aspendell Gate

    Three roads remain in winter closure:

    • State Route 120 W at Lee Vining Gate
    • State Route 108/Sonora Pass
    • State Route 203 at Mammoth Mountain Inn

    Caltrans will assess State Route 120 W after the storm has passed.

  10. #160
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    In case anyone is wondering, I drove up Rock Creek today and could get to about halfway between pack station and mosquito flat. From there is was patchy snow until Mack Lake.

    South of Mammoth received very little snow this season and that was evident today. Normally Rock Creek serves it up this time of year.

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  11. #161
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    Thanks for the beta and shot ELA!

    Davr - where do you get this Caltrans info? The book of faces?

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    sproing!

  12. #162
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    Quote Originally Posted by meter-man View Post
    Thanks for the beta and shot ELA!

    Davr - where do you get this Caltrans info? The book of faces?

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    Yep, Caltrans district 9 and 10 have FB pages and are fairly active.

  13. #163
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    Quote Originally Posted by enlosandes View Post
    In case anyone is wondering, I drove up Rock Creek today and could get to about halfway between pack station and mosquito flat. From there is was patchy snow until Mack Lake.

    South of Mammoth received very little snow this season and that was evident today. Normally Rock Creek serves it up this time of year.

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    Thanks for that! Hoping to camp back in there next weekend. Doesnít look totally not worth it.

    I canít tell how peppery cat ears is in that pic. Do you have a higher res than what you posted that is clearer? Or did you happen to look closely at it on person?

  14. #164
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorion View Post
    Thanks for that! Hoping to camp back in there next weekend. Doesn’t look totally not worth it.

    I can’t tell how peppery cat ears is in that pic. Do you have a higher res than what you posted that is clearer? Or did you happen to look closely at it on person?
    You can't really see the crux until you're behind Treasure Peak. Anyhow, having made a couple unsuccessful trips to ski it before succeeding in 2017, I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that it doesn't go (or is at least pretty sketchy) right now. But you never know.

  15. #165
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    Good to know, thanks akb.

  16. #166
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    My buddy and I were thinking of doing a tour next week from North Lake -> Goddard -> South Lake. It seems like close attractions are pretty melted out but peering out over into the *higher* Sierra how does it look?
    Last edited by stoepstyle; 04-27-2021 at 03:30 PM.

  17. #167
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    Iíve been using sentinelhub playground lately. Itís pretty rad: you can see pretty recent satellite photos (no older than a week I think) to see what coverage is generally like.

  18. #168
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    I wasnít sure what to expect today from the sawtooths but I definitely did not expect to spend several hours wallowing in waist-deep pow. Iíd say I need to buy verts but I wouldnít have brought them today anyway. A partner to share the load wouldíve been good though. Iím guessing the southwest winds loaded it up during the storm and then the north winds have deposited all the snow from the apron up higher.

    Mostly crap skiing and several hours of dryland hiking, but hey, there was an insanely good 500í or so and face shots are face shots

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  19. #169
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    Eastern Sierra Backcountry Thread 2020-21


  20. #170
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    Thanks splitter......would be nice if caltrans updated their road conditions page instead of putting the word out on facebook.......cuz....fuck facebook

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimpy View Post
    Thanks splitter......would be nice if caltrans updated their road conditions page instead of putting the word out on facebook.......cuz....fuck facebook
    I agree. NPS.gov/yose could do a helluvalot better at updating the tioga plowing page as well.

  22. #172
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    Quote Originally Posted by splitter View Post
    I agree. NPS.gov/yose could do a helluvalot better at updating the tioga plowing page as well.
    Or update it at all. Yosemite has become a complete disaster with how it is run now.

  23. #173
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    Eastern Sierra Backcountry Thread 2020-21

    Short clip of the fun part of the Hulk Left Tuesday.

    https://youtu.be/dbsv92ODXCo

  24. #174
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    Awesome Hulk vid Jorion! looks like you had great powder

    on 120 opening - great to see, but i saw a pic from a couple weeks ago looking at Solstice from the Plateau. looked doable but more than the usual rocks showing to navigate around. Hopefully conditions up there are still good.

  25. #175
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    I’m fired up to shred Dana couloir is prime blue ice climbing conditions.......at least that run won’t be mush with the lack of a solid overnight freeze
    Saw a pic of Main/far right north peak couloir and there was already exposed blue ice on the skiers right side of the upper pitch.....check out daieks insta......unreal,how fast he flashes that thing
    Xmas poo- did that pic you looked at show if unknown is in shape?.....thanks

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