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  1. #301
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    I really enjoyed that documentary. Incredible tour!

    The time and dedication to put that together is like another job.

    The kwood patroller group photo shows at least one other that used to live out of his truck or a sleeping bag on the east side mid/late spring for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Stop that.
    I agree it's irritating af, will keep it to a dull roar

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    Quote Originally Posted by byates1 View Post
    I agree it's irritating af, will keep it to a dull roar
    what do you think you're doing with that crap? showing everyone how annoying AI created crap can be? We know.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

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    Well I've succeeded in irritating you so my day just got better

  5. #305
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    Trying to put together a few days in early May, how's it looking down there? Sounds like Mammoth-->north is in OK shape this year?

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  6. #306
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    Quote Originally Posted by fleaches View Post
    Trying to put together a few days in early May, how's it looking down there? Sounds like Mammoth-->north is in OK shape this year?

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    I haven't been down there a ton, but we were around bishop and big Pine this weekend and overall coverage is bad to nonexistent below 8k, aspect dependent but pretty thin below 10k, and pretty good above that. Bring hiking shoes and a good four wheel drive and get some!

  7. #307
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    Got only our second trip this year on the Eastside this weekend.

    One of the north chutes on Basin on day one. Drove to about 8k in the Buttermilks before getting stopped by a drift. Hiked the road/trail for about half an gour then got on snow. Booting the chute took forever, trapdoor breakable crust over deep soft snow. It rode good on the way down though, the crust melted without the rest of the snow getting too wet. Few frozen rollerballs thrown in for good measure.


    The next day was supposed to be shitty and very windy so we did a short run in the Sherwin than did our favorite down day or post ski activity, bowling in bishop. I hadn't gotten any better since last year.

    Sunday and Monday we did an overnight in the Palisades. Weather was still looking poor, with snow Sunday and northwest winds Monday but we decided to give it a try. Hiked the trail for about 2.5 miles before getting continuous snow. As we got closer to the crest the weather got worse. It was snowing lightly and viz was quite low. Got to the tongue of palisade glacier and got a spot dug out and the tent setup in moderate snowfall. Winds picked up and a blizzard ensued for a couple hours, then it cleared up late afternoon. Went for a short tour to the top of the glacier in sunny cold calm weather. There was about a foot of new blower pow that seemed fairly stable. Hopes were high that winds would stay slow through the night and we could get into some couloirs the next day. About midnight, winds came in again. We woke up to plumes and gusty mostly northwest winds. U Notch looked like it might be protected and not getting loaded so we went to the base. Started feeling a shallow soft slab and could see small wind pillows in the couloir. Made the disappointing choice to pull the plug. If we had been on top with what we were seeing i think we would have probably skied it, but we werent gonna climb through that stuff. Skied the glacier back to camp, broke it down, and headed out.

  8. #308
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    Claymond, Rad TR! Thanks for sharing the stoke. Looks like an awesome trip. Always a success when you come back from deep in the mountains!


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    sproing!

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    Anybody got the magic linky for updates on Tioga Pass opening schedule? I think it used to be on Caltrans District 9's FB page, but they have not posted in 2024. Interested in when the road is open TO the pass - don't really care when it will fully open through the Park.
    sproing!

  10. #310
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    Rescue in Coke chute: https://fb.watch/rE_AEFYxS3/

    Meter man, I was getting updates on instagram last year on the caltransd9 instagram account
    Know of a pair of Fischer Ranger 107Ti 189s (new or used) for sale? PM me.

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    That's a good video. Great reminder of how long rescues can take.

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    I got my Vans on but they look like sneakers.....

    Telemarktips.com

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    Does anyone have recent beta on conditions? I'm mostly curious about timing of corn w.r.t. aspect and elevation. Trying to figure out if Saturday will be too cold/windy to be hunting N-ish facing corn up high or not.

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    I just got back from touring Onion to Symmes Creek, and (1) Onion Valley road has a hard closure at 7000', so there's some walking to be done until their road work wraps up, (2) Shepherd Pass trail has an annoying bit below Symmes Notch where there's up to a couple feet of heavy slurpee snow on no base that needs to be sloshed through unless I guess you're there very early in the morning. And (3) Snow gets quite soft not too much after noon, on account of how much late season snow we got, so those people who were going "woo hoo, spring powder" a few weeks ago, blame them.

    Nice time though, having Vidette Canyon all to myself after popping over Kearsarge. Then I took Ski Mtneers Pass to Tyndall basin, and skied down Super Bowl from Polychrome Peak almost continuously down to Shepherd Creek.

    Ugh, I'm not able to post pics, so click to see 'em:
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    Last edited by bobz; 04-25-2024 at 09:29 PM.

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    Eastern Sierra BC 2022-23


  17. #317
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    Claymond and bobz, awesome photos.

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    Any east side beta from today? Did it snow enough out there for powder conditions or are we still in corn season (or somewhere in between)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GKWood View Post
    Any east side beta from today? Did it snow enough out there for powder conditions or are we still in corn season (or somewhere in between)?
    Excellent corn today from 11,000' and below

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    Reporting good corn and enough new snow blown in to features to make north facing chutes quite fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster View Post


    Reporting good corn and enough new snow blown in to features to make north facing chutes quite fun.
    Is this by Emerson? And how is the approach?

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  22. #322
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    Can confirm the corn was great! Found all kinds of snow with some powder on N facing aspects above ~11k, some fun transitional snow above 10k, and good to great corn below 10k. We got the whole Dore cliffs area (Lundy Canyon) to ourselves and then ended the day on the dogleg couloir (getting a bit tracked out but very scenic run).

  23. #323
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post
    Is this by Emerson? And how is the approach?

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    Near 4 Gables. As of Thursday the moraine by bishop creek camp road is fully burned out but the rest of the approach is fairly snowy.

    The sentinel hub imagery is incredibly helpful for this kind of question. Less so for figuring out if a choke is filled in. Imagery from 4/27 https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/eo-bro...D=%22MAPZEN%22

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    That’s a fun link ^^

    I <3 Sierra chuting galleries!

  25. #325
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaster View Post
    Near 4 Gables. As of Thursday the moraine by bishop creek camp road is fully burned out but the rest of the approach is fairly snowy.

    The sentinel hub imagery is incredibly helpful for this kind of question. Less so for figuring out if a choke is filled in. Imagery from 4/27 https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/eo-bro...D=%22MAPZEN%22
    That is sweet, but how the heck do you find an image for Rock Creek area?

    Edit: Nevermind, figured it out.

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