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  1. #2526
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookeyXXX View Post
    ^assuming they were running Headwall in Sunday?
    Yes, Sunday was the last day of Headwall.

    Thus it was fairly reasonable to make laps in Enchanted, Snag Cliffs, and the Saddle zone... since you could hop back on Headwall and get back in 15 minutes.

    I didn't bother with that zone today without Headwall. Did two West Faces tho... I'd say it was still too firm at noon. Much better at 2:30.
    Still waiting...

  2. #2527
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    I’ve got 3 comps good Thu Fri May 23, 24

    pm me if you want them
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  3. #2528
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    Has anyone been over Carson pass lately? My wife wants to go for a hike (walk, not walk then ski) up there tomorrow (Sat 05/24), Caples Lake Trail to be specific. How has is melted out along 88?

  4. #2529
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    I was there yesterday and there is still lots of snow at the pass. We skied Elephant's Back and were on snow almost all the way. The trail north from the snow park (to Meiss Meadow) is more south-facing and might be a bit clearer but was still pretty fat 2 wks ago. Something lower of fully south-facing would be a better bet. Hope Valley is thoroughly melted out.

  5. #2530
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    Thanks. That pretty much what I figured.

  6. #2531
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    I would assume Caples Lake Trail is a long way from ready. It's pretty dark a lot of the day
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  7. #2532
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    Surprisingly solid at OV today, even with a late 9:30 start.
    Scored me some mid-angle sweet corn next to the Emigrant lift just after 10 and the stuff off the ridge between Sibo and GC was still soft and serviceable at 11:30.
    Crowds were okay, but damn a lotta beginners and drunken fools were out, so head-on-a-swivel was the modus operandi for the day.
    "Man, we killin' elephants in the back yard..."

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  8. #2533
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    Said my goodbyes yesterday...

    Did a couple last hikes to KT, and I can officially say I don't have a strong urge to do it again.

    Great season. I'll take another just like it next year.
    Still waiting...

  9. #2534
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    The hike from Sibo to KT is real. It's easy to forget how much lower the Saddle is compared to the top station.

    I opted to drive to Mammoth instead with Sonora Pass open. Plenty of good looking corn up there.

    I feared the OV crowds over this weekend. And wanted a bit more terrain to play on.

    Talked with a ski racer kid from OV on the gondola. He kept saying how much better Palisades was than Mammoth. He told be about a chute off Broken Arrow that was as narrow as the Gondi car and then how much better the grooming was.

    For Memorial Day weekend skiing tho, gotta say, Mammoth wins even if just because I can ski right back to my car.


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  10. #2535
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    Had some fun on Saturday at PTOV with my kids. Ran into Mr. Alpine Meadows and Dookey...it seemed that we were on the same schedule of following the sunniest aspects early on. Overall, starting on Sibo was pretty enjoyable, especially the center groomer down to Gold Coast. Migrated over to Granite where the groomer skied well but pretty suncuppy off piste. Lapped all of Shirley and of course, had to lap the long wiggle next to Shirley Chutes...which may have been my best wiggle experience to date. The kids and I skied mountain run which was...well...interesting, but at least they kept the option open. While my kids hammered cookies at Wildflour, I did one final Palisades to Slot to Chute 75. All were enjoyable with upper half of Chute 75 being most enjoyable IMHO.

    Skied Mammoth yesterday and had a blast. Sucks they are closing as we slayed great top to bottom corn groomers and soft steep bumps on Climax and on Chair 23. The negative? It was way more crowded than expected. Of course, we got there early and bailed around 12:30pm when most of the mountain was getting pretty sticky and slow anyway.

  11. #2536
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    Seemed like a lot less kooks on the hills at OV today.
    And the snow was the creamiest it’s been the last four days.
    Started out ripping “Mules Ear,” which was sweet corduroy corn. Then I rode Baileys Beach (because it and Mountain Meadow were the only two chairs I hadn’t ridden all spring) and schussed the bonafide WROD that was “Lupine.”
    From there it was down the still firm and crunchy “Marillac’s” to the Shirley lift and then back to the softer snow off Sibo. Did a few off that before a coupla more in/around “Shirley Bowl” before lapping GC. Next I headed back to Sibo for some “Reverse Traverse” to “Hogsback” laps, finally culminating with a “National” to “Reverse Traverse” to
    “Cornice Bowl”/“Classic” area and then down what was left of lower “Mountain Run” to end the day.
    8:30 - 1:30 with no breaks.
    Pretty damn bueno end to lift-served.
    Switching gears to patch-skiing next weekend!
    Last edited by dookeyXXX; 05-27-2024 at 08:30 PM.
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  12. #2537
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    Wow... Sounds like a very solid last weekend was had by many!

    Nice choice to ski C2 for the final hurrah, @dookey. That's probably skiing better than KT at this point. People have been making that look fun.

    I played 18 today and had a blast. Spring is fun.
    Still waiting...

  13. #2538
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    See ya next season…

  14. #2539
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    Any SLT peeps been over to check status of Woods Lake Rd? Alpine County road page hasn’t been updated in a few weeks

  15. #2540
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    come say high
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  16. #2541
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    ^^ Cool, I will drop by. Need a few MTB accessories.

  17. #2542
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    Quote Originally Posted by skier666 View Post
    Any SLT peeps been over to check status of Woods Lake Rd? Alpine County road page hasn’t been updated in a few weeks
    Satellite image says it's snow-free Cannot see any gates or their status at 10m resolution

  18. #2543
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    ^^ Cool, I will drop by. Need a few MTB accessories.
    you didn’t ask for change
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  19. #2544
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongShortLong View Post
    Satellite image says it's snow-free Cannot see any gates or their status at 10m resolution
    Is this like "live", or a coupla years back, like google?

    ...Remember, those who think Global Warming is Fake, also think that Adam & Eve were Real...

  20. #2545
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    you didn’t ask for change
    I got caught up with some other stuff and couldn't make it.

  21. #2546
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    I got caught up with some other stuff and couldn't make it.
    I’m here Friday through Monday
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  22. #2547
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurxSki View Post
    Is this like "live", or a coupla years back, like google?
    Live-ish. New pictures every few days. You must select the date to display. That site also has images from other satellites though I haven't played around much. I think the Sentinel satellites are the current best free option for backcountry snow conditions.

    E.g. I recently checked on Highland Lakes. The road looks clear about halfway. The larger lake is beginning to melt. Still plenty of snow on the peak behind the lakes. Can't tell anything about gates or suncups, So ski access has some snow challenges, and most would say it's too early for backpacking, camping, or fishing.

    Other free satellite imaging I've used -
    Worldview/Terra/Aqua/Suomi - pictures 4 times per day, back catalog to 1990s, 1 km resolution
    NOAA GOES satellites - pictures every 5? 15? minutes, back catalog 5-10 years, 1 km resolution
    ^ both these also have IR scans to detect fire.

    There's also wildfire cams all across the west that I sometimes use to check for live ground/air conditions, or recently for aurora borealises. Pretty soon I'll spend all my time websurfing instead of going outside

  23. #2548
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    Rolling into town next week for an MTB bachelor party. I have half a mind to try to snag my June turns while I'm at it. Palisades seems to have a few good patches. Anything easier access/more worthwhile? The alternative is poking around Shasta on the way home but the time commitment would put me over #days allotted by the spousal unit.

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  24. #2549
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    Spousal ski day limit?!?
    Wrong thread, jong.

  25. #2550
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    Any internet nerds want to join me on Saturday for the Round Top/Sisters quadrifecta? Lookers left of Moon Crescent, and the 3 steep shots traversing the Sisters and down to Round Top Lake.

    Woods Lake parking is open.

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