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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefrush View Post
    It's because I've been in St. Louis for work since mid-October and won't be home til later this week, then *have to* go to Cabo San Lucas for a friend's wedding the following week.

    Super stoked to get a good base down early season though! Gotta figure they'll be able to pop the top by the end of this week, and touring options should open up.
    Have you hooked up with Cono for beers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thefrush View Post
    It's because I've been in St. Louis for work since mid-October and won't be home til later this week, then *have to* go to Cabo San Lucas for a friend's wedding the following week.

    Super stoked to get a good base down early season though! Gotta figure they'll be able to pop the top by the end of this week, and touring options should open up.
    Then I will say a hefty Thank You!!!

    Up Thursday night w/ mini Comish who is not so mini anymore. At least this storm is coming in right side up. Maybe it will stick to the top?
    He who has the most fun wins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    Have you hooked up with Cono for beers?
    Who? And I spend pretty much every waking minute working so meeting up is hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by comish View Post
    Then I will say a hefty Thank You!!!

    Up Thursday night w/ mini Comish who is not so mini anymore. At least this storm is coming in right side up. Maybe it will stick to the top?
    I hope to be on mtn Fri. I expect the top will pop by Fri/Sat which oughta appease the crybabies who don't realize every season that the announced opening date is arbitrary.
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    Break out the rock skis....will be interesting to see how windy it gets as well. Hoping that last week's storm will be pretty receptive to this one but a lot on the upper elevations looked pretty bare still so who knows...

    Trying to convince the Mrs. & Mini Me that an early season mission is the call this weekend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefrush View Post
    Who?.
    Cono Este - a maggot that lives in St. Louis - good guy
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    Cono Este - a maggot that lives in St. Louis - good guy
    Isnt he the insurance salesman?

  7. #32
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    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.

  8. #33
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    So patrol.mammothmountain.com now redirects here: https://mammothmountain.westernweathergroup.com/

    The new site is honestly pretty slick. But the Patrol site had a lot of features that have without warning disappeared. The one that I appreciated the most was the atlas of zones and avy paths. I've been able to go through the Wayback Machine to screengrab a lot of it. But some of the data isn't archived and certain elements, such as historical avalanche photos, are gone entirely. I really hope this stuff is archived with the Patrol, would be a real bummer if all that data got wiped.
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  9. #34
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    Was out storm skiing for most of the afternoon until it blew out and everything shut down around 2:30. By then it was zero vis & my last ride up ch 6 was sketchy.

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    Chair one went down first,

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    followed shortly by Thunder bound.

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    Big winds and dumping snow turned the Main Lodge parking lot into a disaster at the end of the day. Watched this tricked out 4Runner nail a 3ft berm and get epically high centered.

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    Jeep wrangler stuck and spinning all 4 tires. Watched them try to dig out with their boards for 10 minutes before I took pity and loaned them my shovel. Get a Tacoma boys.

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    Nuking down right now. Just made a run for Vons. Driving down Meridian.

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    Old Mammoth Rd.

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    Vons parking lot.

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    Weather apps on my phone started blowing up with lightning alerts a few minutes ago. This thing is moving right over Mammoth.

    Back out tomorrow.

  10. #35
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    MAMMOTH 22/23 - LIFE'S A BEACH

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    One more quick pic to give some scale to the amount of new snow. Vons parking lot at 7:00 pm. Most of this has fallen from about noon on today.

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    Wow!!!

    What a start.

    Hope you at least got some fun turns ESS. Good luck tomorrow.

    I probably won't get up to Mammoth until early December. Hope the rest of you guys have fun packing this down.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


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  12. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefrush View Post
    So patrol.mammothmountain.com now redirects here: https://mammothmountain.westernweathergroup.com/

    The new site is honestly pretty slick. But the Patrol site had a lot of features that have without warning disappeared. The one that I appreciated the most was the atlas of zones and avy paths. I've been able to go through the Wayback Machine to screengrab a lot of it. But some of the data isn't archived and certain elements, such as historical avalanche photos, are gone entirely. I really hope this stuff is archived with the Patrol, would be a real bummer if all that data got wiped.
    That sucks!

    I always really liked the slide paths and the atlas of zones. They had pitches, which I really liked.
    "Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."


    "You ever hear of a little show called branded? Arthur Digby Sellers wrote 156 episodes. Not exactly a lightweight." Walter Sobcheck.

    "I didn't have a grandfather on the board of some fancy college. Key word being was. Did he touch the Filipino exchange student? Did he not touch the Filipino exchange student? I don't know Brooke, I wasn't there."

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    That sucks to lose all that to delete. Hopefully itís archived somewhere and can get posted up somewhere again

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    In mammoth now, still whiteout outside. 395 is closed.

    Sounds like Thursday will be the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long duc dong View Post
    That sucks!

    I always really liked the slide paths and the atlas of zones. They had pitches, which I really liked.
    . Atlas is up on Mammoth Snowman’s site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkPomegranate View Post
    . Atlas is up on Mammoth Snowman’s site.
    It redirects to the Western Weather website.
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    Looking really nice this morning. From this picture I think they could open a lot of terrain once the staff shows up to run it.

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    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.

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    Drive up this morning.

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    McGee Mtn

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    Busy relative to the amount of terrain open.

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    Broadway is loading! Time to go out and get amongst it.
    The Tahoe vibe is strong today. Lot of Bro’s are here (which is cool.)

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    The dream is real!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefrush View Post
    It redirects to the Western Weather website.
    So it does. It was working a couple of days ago.

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    After a bit of a delayed start yesterday, it turned into a super fun day. Temps stayed on the brisk side with highs around 14 deg and big wind chill on top of that. I ended up skiing until last chair, and the legs are feeling it today.

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    I parked at ch 2, not really expecting it to open but by 12:30 it was up and running.

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    Lots of fun lines to be had.

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    Where the snow was un wind affected it was really good.

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    Winds were ripping over the top of ch 1 all day.

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    Around 3:30 the clouds lifted off the Top and the coverage looks good the this time of year.

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    Looks like a few small slides, but nothing major and no big fracture lines in sight.

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    The night mode on the new iphone camera is really cool. this was well after dark last night.
    Back out again today.

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    Wow, that looks sweet! We won't be able to go this weekend, but we'll be back in a week.

    I did notice the change in the patrol website, thefrush. I kinda liked the immediacy of the information in the old website, right away you got temperature and wind and base and top. But the new website is really cool and there's a lot of information, I just hope that it remains free. I didn't think of the atlas, that's sad that it's gone.

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    A surprise late in the day opening of the Top yesterday turned a good day into a really good day. Glad I stayed til the end.

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    Top opened just after 2:00 pm and a short time later I was at the top of the Paranoids by myself. Looking down P2, got my line spotted.

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    Looking back up. Skied the ridge between
    P2 & P3. Snow was a little more wind affected than down low, but still really good. Didnít hit a thing.

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    Finished the day off with a hike up to the top of ch 22 and skied avi 2.
    The snow was meh. The bowl (shown) was better, less slabby.
    Great week overall. Looking like a busy weekend.
    Cheers!

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    Jelly, will be one of the kooks heading up for the weekend.

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    Awesome pics Eastern Sierra Skier. Some buddies and I got up there Thursday morning and skied till last bell on Sunday. I think I must've skied below your lines on both Avy 2 and Paranoids.

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    Thanks to my buddy's less-than-stellar bladder performance, we ended up stopping at McCoy on Thursday afternoon and much to our surprise a line was forming for the Gondola! We ended up on the ~10th one up and scored some fresh tracks up top for the rest of the day.

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    The next day on Viva and the edge of Avy 3 were the best runs we had off the 22 traverse (no hiking for us... only sidestepping).

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    Dry creek was also a blast... held great snow all the way until Sunday, even after being ravaged by the massed Jerry assault on Saturday.

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    Met this good boy up top on Saturday...

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    And finally this view welcomed us back to reality on Sunday evening. Until next time!

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