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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:11am PT
A couple inches of snow last night....the sky cleared around 0330, then the temp plummeted.

Presently 8F, clear and calm.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:25am PT
I appreciate these reports even though I hate snow and don't really need to know what's going on up beyond the grade.
Chinchin's reports would be helpful for many! (even if it is the "economic climate")

*And by the way, Jason is a super resourceful, talented, and motivated dude, maybe just frustrated right now, so don't be too much of a dick Crag.*
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:31am PT
Hit -1F early this morning, then a breeze began around 0400 and the temp soared to 13F.....back down to 10F now, with a high in the upper teens expected today.

Colder tomorrow.

Yesterday's snow was 4 to 6 inches of really light stuff.

Some interesting dynamic going on right now regarding skiing/poaching on June Mountain. I'll post more info here later on the subject.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:45am PT
Looking good out here in Bishop, should be a killer day at the boulders. HIGH friction. Cold as a room full of nuns.


Stay the hell away.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 11, 2013 - 08:34am PT

Some interesting dynamic going on right now regarding skiing/poaching on June Mountain. I'll post more info here later on the subject.

Dean, maybe you can address this later. Someone told me that MMSA is thinking of re-opening June Mtn next year.
Also, I wonder why June was never opened to mountain biking.
WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Jan 11, 2013 - 08:56am PT
Mmm hmm, on the East side of the Spring Mountains this go-round, still in Vegas for a second round of interviews...sunny, cold for vegas (high temps in 30's), and a bit of a breeze here in the NW end of town at my Dad's place. Supposed to be rather chilly this weekend, sunny easy routes are sounding more appealing by the minute...
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:00am PT
WML, be a man...go get on Frigid Air Buttress! :)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:01am PT
Good luck on the job front, Weston my boy. Chip chop chip.

I may need a ropegun down yonder in March, so you need to place yourself there and plan your vacation time accordingly ;).

WML

climber
Biggest Little City, NV
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:05am PT
Dean, but...but...but...I was thinking Epinephrine might be pleasant this time of year. Especially the belays...GAH.

I may just go cruise on Solar Slab depending on which partner I get. Flailing on hard cracks in the sun doesn't sound like a bad idea, either, if I'm the one flailing. My belayer, on the other hand... *shiver*

Zach, ten four brother. Would be nice if I could be man enough to take you up The Warrior when you're healed up. That would require me becoming a man, though...*whimper*

On a serious note, when you able to start TR'ing things?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:25am PT
June Mountain is definitely a quandry. The present issues are with the safety concerns of skiers heading up there to poach.

More directly, the liability related to those skiers, and exactly how to mitigate that.

The USFS has never had a management/lease plan written for a ski area that is non-operational during the winter months.....herein lies the problem. With nothing in writing, what entity is responsible should someone get hurt or killed?

The ski area is doing limited AC this year, just to protect structures and emplacements from slides. Obviously, there is no patrol of any kind, and although signage prohibits snowmobiles, they are being used. All of this makes for a strained relation between the USFS and Mammoth Mountain.

As far as next season, the FS has been pressuring Mammoth to submit their business/operation plan for next year. Rusty Gregory has stated that they plan on operating, but I personally believe they will sell, given the chance.

I know there are suitors....two very major players whom shall remain nameless for now....that may make a move.

In the meantime, let's hope there is no tragedy up there to complicate an already extremely complicated issue.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 12, 2013 - 06:08am PT
A small but energetic cell of moisture came through here last evening, and layed down 3 inches of pure powder.

Presently, it is clear, calm and -4F.

High today in the upper teens. Expect similar conditions over the next few days.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:57am PT
Down to -8F now...brrrr
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Jan 12, 2013 - 08:06am PT
Dean, you haven't skinned up there yet? (Surprised)

I probably would not, unless I could hook up with Eric or something. I'm friends with too many people involved.

Besides, there is a skin track going up through the steep trees, I would probably do that. (Still need new boots though)

I think it might be colder there than in WY right now.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 12, 2013 - 08:08am PT
No, I have not, Julia...not skiing this winter. :(

The ski area has been driving a cat up the road, so the access is pretty easy.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 12, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
One of the colder days we've seen in a long time.

We had a high of 23F, but it certainly didn't stay there long...and already at 4:45, we are down to 12F.

Low this morning was -8F. I battled some ice in the fuel lines in the Worm this morning.....thankfully, I was able to get it in the garage to deal with it.
John M

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Nice sunset.

Credit: John M
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
It's the "park it inside" Season, man.
One Winter in Pocatello, I let my Pete run for a month.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 12, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
We just hit 0F.....gonna go REALLY low tonight!
John M

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
It hit minus 20 degrees in the meadows last night. Suppose to hit minus 22 tonight up there.

Brrrrrrr...

Inside my house was 34 this morning. The water line to my toilet froze.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
John M...dude, that's harsh.
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