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Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 5, 2011 - 06:43pm PT
Ice climbing the Water Cracks!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 5, 2011 - 07:31pm PT
Gas? Check. Four Wheel Drive? Check. BIG ASS CHAIN SAW? CHECK!!!!!






































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crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Oct 5, 2011 - 07:59pm PT
Glad we were up Bishop Creek Canyon last weekend to see the aspens - this probably is the end of those (at 9000 ft. anyway). Was thinking the color was earlier than last year too. This snow as well!

Just clearing up now down here in L.A. Maybe we'll have an early season Santa Ana this weekend, then it'll feel like Fall.
Brian

climber
California
Oct 5, 2011 - 08:35pm PT
Thanks for the updates Dean!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 5, 2011 - 11:12pm PT
Beraetta...check....goretex , plaid jammies....check...lift off...!
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 5, 2011 - 11:27pm PT
Is "WX conditions" some sort of cross-country skier jargon for "what wax should I use?". If so, I suggest purple klister.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Oct 5, 2011 - 11:32pm PT
If so, I suggest purple klister.

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm. . . doubt it!

:-)
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Oct 5, 2011 - 11:37pm PT
try blue/green mixed in a pot over a Svea. Applied with a brush. Carry a can of purple and a tube of silver just in case.
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Oct 6, 2011 - 01:19am PT
It is snowing here at 4000 feet on the west side.

Wawona

T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Oct 6, 2011 - 02:02am PT
It wouldn't be beyond Mammoth Mountain to take advantage of a storm like this, to get press for the earliest ski area opening.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Oct 6, 2011 - 09:32am PT
^Sounds like good business sense to me.




30F here this morning...off and on snow showers....light winds with occassional gusts.
klinefelter

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 6, 2011 - 12:06pm PT
This morning's web cam from Round Valley.
This morning's web cam from Round Valley.
Credit: klinefelter
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Oct 6, 2011 - 05:52pm PT
Probably a foot of snow at the most on top of Mt. Rose hwy this morning.

So question for you all out there. As I understand it a glacier is a mass of snow and ice that starts when a large amount of snow and ice does not melt from the previous winter. This is the first year I can remember that the snow did not melt completly off of Mt. Rose. I know as well many other areas in the Sierra it did not melt as well.

So are we starting a new Ice Age here. Many science people say the sun has the least amount of sun spots in the last few years sice the mid 1800's. They say the last time this happend a small ice age happend. Anyone think the huge earth quakes over the last few years have change our axis or created a small wobble that has resulted in what I consider two of the biggest winters I have seen in this area. It snowed this week 4 months after our last snow. 8 months of winter is not something I find appealing.
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Oct 6, 2011 - 05:55pm PT
Silver all I can do is hope so.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Oct 6, 2011 - 05:57pm PT
8 months of winter is not something I find appealing
forecast 80 in Bishop, 95 in Riverside, 89 in San Jose, 83 at Castle Rock by next Wednesday. I'm worried more about Santa Anas and a hot end of October. At least my firewood will get a chance to dry out.
QITNL

climber
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:01pm PT
Thanks everyone for the updates.

What looks like the last band of precip is passing through the bay area as I type. Coming down pretty heavy at the moment.

Silver, I'm no expert but a few friends and I have been talking about that. Many of the Sierra glaciers/semi-permanent snowfields have made it through the summer relatively intact. With the new snow arriving on top of what's left, they should be even beefier next year. Neat. I don't think I'd call it an Ice Age yet, but a nice couple of years without drought.
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:27pm PT
QITNL

I have a BS in Geography and some twenty years out of school I can remember small bits and pieces of classes that we discussed this stuff. I think we are on the front edge of a climate change here. Will it last? Who knows, but my passion for geography and weather have me thinking this may be a change we as people living in this area of the world have never seen or expected to happen. I have lived in this area 40 years plus and I can recall almost every major winter from 71 to present. This summer was by far the most moderate summer I have ever had in Reno/Tahoe. I can not tell you a single day of 100 degree weather and as far as 90 degree days we had plenty but they seemed come later and we had more low 90's than high 90's it seemed.

I suppose I could go and do the history for the last 4 months and over 10 years but I am just happy to see water in our lakes and a river flowing through our town.

Funny side note our local water authority is thinking of raising rates because we did not use enough water this summer and they did not make enough money. How wack is that?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:28pm PT
Definitely the most moderate Central Valley summer in my 25 years here. We didn't have a single >99 day in AUGUST! (Sept was hotter, lol)

DMT
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:41pm PT
Silver,

I recall 4-6 years like this, where snowfields lingered into the beginning of the next winter. Including '69, just before your first obs in '71. None of them lasted more than 2-3 years. Used to be pretty tuned into that from living up in the Palisades every summer.

I too am a bit surprised that it snowed so much so early this fall, after snowing so much so late last spring. I just read prediction of a second La Nina season, though probably not as big as last year.

Wax up the snow shovel!
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Oct 6, 2011 - 06:48pm PT
Doug thanks for the FYI. I'm not as old as some of you only being in my mid 40's but weather has always been a passion of mine. I wrote the weather history for Tonopah Nevada for the state climate office. My grand mother was from Tonopah so it was fun for me to collect the data for all the years and see what she lived through in those days.

I know I promised you a Summit with you in it and I apologize. The great flood of my basement destroyed my collection and your issue was not spared. Sorry for not getting it out to you when I had the chance.

Silver
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