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eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 20, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
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Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 20, 2012 - 09:33pm PT
SO jonesin'. Time to slide, shine & frolic.
Can we please?
Daphne

Trad climber
Black Rock City
Oct 20, 2012 - 09:40pm PT
I'm spending too much time on facecrack because i was looking for the "like" button. ;)

Love !
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Oct 20, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
yeah BITD - but what about now? Montana? Don't do me no good in LA.


Yosemite on Tuesday. That will be a different story.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2012 - 09:47pm PT
Montana. . . .
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 20, 2012 - 09:49pm PT

Please send some to the CowLowRado high country!!!!!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Oct 20, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/wide-view-us-pacific-asia-sat.html
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 20, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
Fortunately for Idaho, we rest against(or for) Montana. Therefore we get snow. Without the Rockies, we're nobody. Just another desert.


Thanks be to high rocky places.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2012 - 09:56pm PT
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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 20, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
Noooo. Say it ain't soooo. Extended Indian summer down here. Hiked Santa Cruz mtns today, then kayak paddled th Oakland Estuary and now sleeping on the boat. Headed down to Red Rocks and Moab tomorrow for a few weeks then J Tree end of Nov. I soooooo want the snow this year but can you send it down the end of next month? Prudy please?

Enjoy....get the jump on it all!


Susan


Ps. Geez those Montana flakes sure are stunning.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 20, 2012 - 10:20pm PT
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:^)
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
Nice turns!

:-)
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Oct 20, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
[snowgrinch] BOOOO!!!! [/snowgrinch]
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Oct 20, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
IT'S SNOWING , translates to , neener neener neener, I got snow, you don't!

Charlie D, COOL!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 20, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
Snowing in Whistler village this morning as well. A little more sunshine would be ok before the 7 month cloud settles in :-)



Charlie D does the most creative thing I've seen with a keyboard in a while! Bravo sir!

Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Oct 20, 2012 - 10:43pm PT
It's snowing!! and we were looking for lost hunters in the snow......time for the hot tub and hot toddy.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
Credit: Beautiful Norway.
Norsk vinter.

Snow means chocolate.


Hottest chocklit sip

I ever took: while tryin'

to read a book. Dang!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 20, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
Sounds good to me.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2012 - 11:18pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#220307
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 20, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
Fischer schusser skis <br/>
flying down in total control. <br/>
Powdery soft s...
Fischer schusser skis
flying down in total control.
Powdery soft snow.
Credit: Beautiful Norway.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
photo not found
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Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Oct 20, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
I am so happy! :)
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 20, 2012 - 11:50pm PT
i was thinking about climbing at City of Rocks next week.

Snow is forecast with highs in the 40's & lows in the 20's.

Damn!
--



I liked winter more in the "old-daze."


Enjoy that skiccising shist!

Winter!
Winter!
Credit: Fritz
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 21, 2012 - 12:23am PT
Credit: mouse from merced

1981 but where?
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 21, 2012 - 12:27am PT
You guys gotta get with it! Winter is Kickass!!!6!!
Snow changes everything. It's a new World every day!
Wah. It's cold. you wanta live forever? Plunge in.
It's The Way.
It's all in yer mind, anyway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 21, 2012 - 01:41am PT
I'm spending too much time on facecrack because i was looking for the "like" button. ;)

Like
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 21, 2012 - 02:18am PT
It snowed quite low last night on the North Shore peaks !
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 21, 2012 - 02:42am PT
Credit: Jim Shirley

1975 but where?

Credit: Jim Shirley

1975 and you know where.

But where from?
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 09:06am PT
* * * * * It's STILL snowing * * * * *
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 21, 2012 - 11:05am PT
Red sky this morning on the western slope and the skiers awake from mourning. The game changes tomorrow in the Tahoe Sierra :^)
The local playground
The local playground
Credit: Charlie D.
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Oct 21, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
are you the same guys who start bitchin' when it's snowing in April?

everyone "jonesin" to wreck their skiis in Nov.

then when it's good in april they're whinnin' that winters too damn long.

god were hardcore!

god were cool!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Oct 21, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
Hahaha... your hate makes me feel strong!

So strong, I'll post THIS again....

[snowgrinch] BOOOO!!!! [/snowgrinch]


Stoopid snoe!
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 21, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
Hi EKat,
What do you do for track and skate skiing? Come down to Stillwater? Nothin groomed up your way is there? Do you know what there is close by in Canada?

Cheers,
Arne
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 12:08pm PT

are you the same guys who start bitchin' when it's snowing in April?

Not me. . . winter's never long enough . . . if it peters out where I am, I go find it somewhere else. . . LOVE IT.

:-)
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
hey. . . the last 3 winters I stayed at my little ski house on Mt Shasta . . . the track skeezin there is remarkable. . . there's also a home town Alpine area that I have been known to get top to bottom black diamond runs - TO MYSELF, all day long. . . it's a neat little ski area.

Up here?

Stillwater ROCKS. The people who own/run it are really neat.

Your place is great, too. . . I'll ski there as often as I can.

Been known to run around out at Star Meadow, too.

Izaak is undoubtedly the best. . . they're runnin' a Pisten Bully and almost nobody skis there. I've never seen another skater.

Kimberley Nordic, just north of me is also pretty incredible. . . community owned and operated with KILLER grooming (Bombardier) and get this, STREET LIGHTS for night skiing:

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The Nordic area at Fernie is INTENSE. . . I call it the Franz Klammer School of Nordic. I just learned of tracks that are set out behind the Canadian Tire, too. Gonna hafta check that out this season.

I ski set a little course right here on my 20 acres, too.

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Old, dear friends, and their kids have moved up here (he's the Chief Ranger at GLAC) and we're gonna hit Blacktail a lot this winter. . . we hear it's pretty fun for families.

As for droppin' knee, Fernie, Kimberley, Big. . . and now, Blacktail (never skied there, before.)

I'm giving thought to renting a room in Whitefish to cut down on the driving. . . so if you hear of anybody who'd be into a roommate 2 or 3 nights a week, let me know.

BRING IT!

P.S. Oh, yeah. . . supposedly, Wilderness Club is going to do some kind of Nordic skiing. . . but I don't know the particulars. I'm looking out my loft windows at the place, as we speak. . . it's not even a mile away.

P.P.S. . . . and. . . Arne. . . what ever happened to the tracks at Big Mtn. They used to groom a ~ 10K and it was pretty good. . . now there's no mention of it, at all.

?

telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 21, 2012 - 02:10pm PT






Ekat, Glacier Nordic Club groomed the Big Mt. trails all last winter.
This year we have permission to groom there until December 21- then we need to vacate for the xmas season. Their biggest concern is nordic skiers taking up parking space. Don't get me started...

But the main focus of the Club's grooming efforts is the golf course in Whitefish. We have 4k of lights, 13k of total skiing







eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
WOW. . . teach me to ski on TheMountainShasta for 3 years. . .I'm totally out of the loop at Big Mtn.

RAD that they groom some of the time. Why in the SamHill don't they have a map of their trails on their site anymore? There's no mention of them, at all, anymore.

?

I've skied at Glacier Nordic a lot. . . I think it's a blast. . . especially when I have "NeverEver" house guests who want to play in the woods without pointin' down too many hills.

Do you volunteer to do the grooming or is it a job?

eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 21, 2012 - 06:46pm PT
A N D . . . NICE SET UP, by the way!
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Oct 21, 2012 - 08:12pm PT

Grooming is a job, my winter gig, a labor of love. I am still looking for the summer equivalent; something other than building, which is what really pays the bills.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Oct 21, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
Drooling isn't polite, I know...but nonetheless...

Someone said the other day that New England is in for a lot of snow this winter. My fist pump got me a really strange look.

Sigh. Snow envy.
stunewberry

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Oct 21, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Was at Mount Spokane in E Washington today, the last nordic trail work day of the year, and it was a good thing. Started snowing about noon, was sticking pretty well by 4:00. We have ~35K of trails, and are getting a 14' bombardier this year. It's a Washington State Sno-Park, so for $80 a year, you can jam as many people in your car as often as you can and ski all day. Quite a deal. It's the best x-c between Methow and...I don't know how far east.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 21, 2012 - 11:59pm PT
Waxed & edged. Ready.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 22, 2012 - 12:28am PT

Mouse,...your picture from Winter 1981...
Snow
Snow
Credit: MMOHYOUESEE
My picture from spring 2012...perhaps the same place....Sunset Inn.
http://sunsetinn-yosemitecabins.com/
http://sunsetinn-yosemitecabins.com/
Credit: nita


Getting creaky and cranky when it gets cold...me no like winter.....
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 08:00am PT
stu. . . . your area sounds great. . . maybe I'll head over there this winter, I would love to ski the Methow, too.

TFPU!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Getting our first winter sierra storm right now!! Oh I hope it's better than last year.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Oct 22, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
Credit: Walleye
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 12:52pm PT
PISTEN BULLY PORN!

Damn. . . I've driven in some outrageously beautiful places. . . but none come close to that!

BITCHEN!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 22, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
telemon...They don't want nordic skiers taking up parking places..? ...!!!!..WTF...? Sounds familiar..RJ
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Oct 22, 2012 - 01:09pm PT
Stuneberry...I think i skied at mt. spokane back in 85 before they were grooming...if i remember correctly the road to the ski area was long , straight , and steep...? I remember skiing at this funky little bootleg ski area called achilles ranch near Priest River.. The care-taker had turned the property it into a small nordic center...On the sly i think...? wet snow falling here...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 22, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
Awesome! Thanks for sending the white stuff down our way. I think it's just a teaser but it got me all tingly. I'd love to return from the red southwest to the white mtns. Oh yeah



Susan
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 22, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Nita, it looks nice with the ornamental artsy-woodsy Billy-porn above the window. But it's just not "the same place."

Know what I mean? And did you mean http://sunsetinn-yosemitecabins.com/ ?

Hey, Nickell's one of the most repressed artists I know. If he let himself go, he'd surprise us. He's gotta make a living, though.

He's an old wooden ski guy. The tales he and Mathis got 'bout skinny skiing could fill many a night.

Is it snowing anyplace in the Park? Is Tioga gonna close? Has it closed?
bergbryce

Mountain climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Oct 22, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
I think I'd call what he have right now snain. Snow/rain. But the ground is white so it's all good!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#269498

Actually. . .

I WANNA SKI THIS, TOO!
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Oct 22, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
Whistler Mtn was bone-dry until Friday night...been snowing up there since..and the boys n girls are wide eyed and happy faced...bring it on!!!

Credit: from the net
Live web cam image- 1pm Monday
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 22, 2012 - 04:19pm PT
"Oh," he said, "it's only Canada. But at least there's snow."--Snow-Shovel Face and the Elves :0)
crasic

climber
Oct 22, 2012 - 04:26pm PT
Is it snowing anyplace in the Park? Is Tioga gonna close? Has it closed?

Snowing above 6k, tioga is closed for the time being, but maybe not for the season. They will reassess after the storm.


http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21828955/calif-s-first-storm-season-brings-2-feet
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 22, 2012 - 05:13pm PT
It started snowing on our mountain(Shafer Butte, where Bogus Basin is) this morning about 9:30....Had a couple inches by 11.
Bring it!
Barbarian

Trad climber
New and Bionic too!
Oct 22, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
eKat -
Why do you torment me with pictures of skis and powder? I have spent the better part of the day trying to chew my leg off and escape from this cubicle. Why do you torment me so?
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 05:45pm PT
So sorry Barbie!

:-/

Tiz the season to go skeezin. . . almost!
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 05:50pm PT
YAY, Cappy!
rectorsquid

climber
Lake Tahoe
Oct 22, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
Had to shovel snow this morning. I love winter but yuck, the first snowfall is always a bit of a bummer because of the shoveling.

Dave
eKat

Trad climber
BITD3
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 06:48pm PT
What? You don't have to shovel the rest of the year?

Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 22, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
Gives up, maybe?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
I don't know if you're allowed to give up. . . I'll have to check the rule book. . .

:-)
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Oct 22, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
Lee Vining Canyon, 9:30 this morning. Snow level was a few hundred feet above town. Hopefully it melts soon!






eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
Hopefully it melts soon!

It will!
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Oct 22, 2012 - 08:57pm PT
Indian summer in Nu Mexico.
It was 70 at Sierra Blanca and 68 in Taos,that’s just not right. ... of course i have a prepaid season pass.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 22, 2012 - 09:09pm PT

Fritz, just because you had short telephone poles back then. . .


hee hee hee. . .
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Oct 23, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
Got snow on the ground here at 43.49°N 110.75°W (Elev. 6327 ft). It may be here to stay for a week at least.

Dealing with muddy sh#t pens filling with water. My girly tiny trench digging skills are coming back to me........it's gunna be a long winter.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#269718
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#269720
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#269722
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 23, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
I didn't know you did that much of it. Yeah, Izaak absolutely rules. Been skiing out there my whole life. You know we have races out there right? Mostly skate.

Big Mtn was up and running last year. It was cool cuz they connected it with Iron Horse so I think about 20K groomed for skate. But it's up to Glacier Nordic to groom it and they don't do it when there's good snow at the golf course in Whitefish.

On Blacktail you can skin runs on Mondays and Tuesdays when they're closed. If it snows on Sunday you got untracked to yourself.

Cheers,
Arne
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
I didn't know you did that much of it.

Started in 1968 and have been seriously involved with the industry since 1974 (PSIA Certified instructor, Avalanche Certified, sponsored, guided, coached, raced, groomed, patrolled, tech . . . that kind of stuff). Used to get 160 + days a year (easy to do when you live at the ski area or have your office at one and it's your job) now I'm gettin' 45 - 75 days a year. My place on Mt Shasta is 7 minutes from the Nordic Center and another 3 minutes to the Alpine area.

More driving up here. . . but. . . this place BLOWS THE DOORS OFF SHASTA!

I'm really looking forward to being back up here this winter!

We're gonna hafta meet up. . .

ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 23, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
BLOWS THE DOORS OFF SHASTA!

They must have some great big cat grooming though. I've always heard Shasta is one of the very best ski descents.

We're gonna hafta meet up. . .
Yeah but you might have to come climbing too. I know you don't care for Stone Hill that much but some of the routes there are my all time favorites.

How about the OSCAR down in Seely? What a cultural event!
Arne
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 05:02pm PT
Mt Shasta Ski Park (Alpine) is tiny (425 skiable acres) . . . you could lose it at Chair 1 on Mammoth. Highest lift tops out at 6,800 feet. . . really small. The rest of the mountain towers above it. . . don't get me wrong, Shasta's beautiful, but living there doesn't hold a candle to living up here and there's way more skiing up here, by comparison.

And. . . TheKook (StoneHill) is only 10 minutes from my place.

You'll have to head this way - I'm less than 5 miles off 37.

YAY!

What's OSCAR?

?



Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
I love the early season banter of skiers! Soon I'll be hearing tales of cold 5% Montana smoke and artic wax on squeeky skis in the Teton's! I'm typically driven crazy every year hearing all about it when that mid winter warm Pacific front waters down our home range to 9,000 ft. Our windows to awesome conditions are smaller and farer between.

But you know it's all good, never had a bad day on skis as long as you avoid bad company! Would love to join in up there with eKat and ionlyski in the far north of Montana one of these days. I'll be in Bozeman hiking Bridger Bowl at some point, never seem to go much further north unless it's to the Selkirk's......so many great options, the work thing sure gets in the way!

Have a great winter season everyone, the Tahoe Sierra is off to a great start with 24" as of this morning up on the summit and more expected into tomorrow. Next week more on the way!!!

Berg Heil,

Charlie D.
The Alpine

climber
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:33pm PT
Turn up the volume and go fullscreen. This is the pow of pow:

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 05:50pm PT
Hey, CharlieD. . . if you ever head this far north, please let me know.

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
The Alpine. . .

That was EVERYTHING. . .

sight
sound
stoke!

TFPU!
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Oct 23, 2012 - 05:59pm PT
What's OSCAR?

Ya gotta look it up. Not sure about the spelling. It is an epic 50k race through the woods, one big lap, crossing over a mountain pass. It's been going over 30 years with some years nearly breaking trail along the way. But recently it is quality grooming the whole way. People come from all over for it with some racers logging in 25 or more OSCARS over the years.

Ah, here it is

http://www.seeleylakenordic.org/
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
WOW. . . that site is FABULOUS. . . tfpu!

I'm goin' back there - right now.

Stevee B

Mountain climber
Oakland, CA
Oct 23, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
Whaddya think Bryce? Should I head up there instead of the valley this weekend?
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Oct 23, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Monday morning 22 oct.....
Monday morning 22 oct.....
Credit: JOEY.F
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 24, 2012 - 01:10am PT
Our first taste will be gone soon. The days are just too damn warm yet. It's ok, though.
Winter is just thinking about showing up, in full regalia.
You'll soon behold the Splendor...Might as well dig it. Life is Now.
I'm glad I was there for the first bit.That's always wondrous.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 24, 2012 - 01:40am PT
Ollie! Feelin' the stoke.
Why am I not surprised? ;-)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 24, 2012 - 04:29am PT
hey there say, ekat and all...


wow, my twins buddies got snow this morning, well, tues, that is, :))

i am LATE to the snow thread, wow--it's gotten long, :)


i liked what capt. or skully, helped start it all out with:

Fortunately for Idaho, we rest against(or for) Montana. Therefore we get snow. Without the Rockies, we're nobody. Just another desert.


Thanks be to high rocky places

:))


not sure YET when ours gets here...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 24, 2012 - 06:22am PT
Norway ski skies.  All night long!
Norway ski skies. All night long!
Credit: Spaceweather.com
What spf?
What spf?
Credit: spaceweather.com
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Oct 24, 2012 - 09:26am PT
JOEYF where did you take that picture? Is that out here? Did you know there's about 30" in Tahoe right now at the higher elevations on the west and north.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Oct 24, 2012 - 10:44am PT
Here's a Sun Valley real-time shot this morning. Great, great nordic trail system there, and the World's easiest 30 k. race, the annual Boulder Mountain Tour.

Baldy this morning.
Baldy this morning.
Credit: Fritz

and on the other hand. No snow here and we had a great garden harvest yesterday. The last tomatoes, arulgula, carrots, onions, parsnips, and 10 gallons of potatoes.
fresh from Heidi's garden.
fresh from Heidi's garden.
Credit: Fritz
Credit: Fritz



(Arnie! Great to see you posting!)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 11:37am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#269855
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2012 - 08:42pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#269941
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 24, 2012 - 09:04pm PT
hey there say, all, as to the newest pics...


joey F.... great shot!


mouse, very nice norways skies!


ekat:
i love that webcam... thanks for sharing...


ps:
always loved how the sun shines through clear skies onto
the fresh-snowed-up mts, too...

zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 24, 2012 - 09:28pm PT
Started in 1968 and have been seriously involved with the industry since 1974 (PSIA Certified instructor, Avalanche Certified, sponsored, guided, coached, raced, groomed, patrolled, tech . . . that kind of stuff). Used to get 160 + days a year (easy to do when you live at the ski area or have your office at one and it's your job) now I'm gettin' 45 - 75 days a year.

Gee whiz Looeez! Remind me to be out a town when they start looking for opponents for ya in the BJeanKing-Bobby Riggs charity ski-off.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 24, 2012 - 09:30pm PT

It's supposed to be doing it in Cowlowrado tonight!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 24, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
Headed to Bishop ... on our way to Red rocks and Moab....thought we'd go 120.....nooooo....closed. Just last Saturday went through there at 80 degrees! So we'll go 88....at least we can pick up our season passes at Kirkwood.
Hoping to return from mountain biking and going right into skiing. Oh body, please hold out, purdy please.


Susan
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 26, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Winter, toiyabe National Forest.
Winter, toiyabe National Forest.
Credit: Andrew Crofni
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 26, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
None here yet. Bridge over untroubled water.

Credit: zBrown
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 26, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced

Anyone ever make any of these trips?
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Oct 26, 2012 - 02:15pm PT
I heard Bear Valley had a free day yestday or Wednesday to help say sorry for all the confusion about weather thye would open or not this year. . They said it was for Even the lower mountain was open. I am not sure if it is true or just a rumor.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 26, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
It's snowing here in Whistler too but not quite in the valley. Its so cool to see the fall colours in the foreground... We don't always get that.....

HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Oct 26, 2012 - 03:09pm PT
Y'awl are lucky!
You've got snow. I'm visiting on Long Island for two weeks.
Hurricane Sandy on it's way for Tues/Wed.
Got to prepare for high wind, downed trees and possibly multi-day power outages!

I'd MUCH rather have that beautiful High Sierra Snow right now.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 03:49pm PT
Hey, BigMike. . . . what's up with that gorgeous place. . . is it a bike path?

WHOA.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 26, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Oh my, Fred do be careful. My family is all in Pa. I'm worried about them. Got a 90 year old Dad but he's rather spry and has good neighbors. My brother is down by Philly.
Drove through the East Side of Sierras today....beautiful. More than a dusting, less than a blizzard.


Susan
stunewberry

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Oct 26, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
Mt Spokane has 5" right now, more predicted. Discovered on Tuesday that the km of trails at the nordic area is going up by some 10-12 km. The State Park and Inland Empire Paper Company both have x-c skiers as head foresters. All the new trails are ones that the paper company won't let snomobes on anymore because most of the drivers are stupid, so it's all x/c! More trail days coming up to help prepare the new trails. Think snow!
Credit: stunewberry
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
Ekat this beautiful place is what happens when you get Jack Nicklaus to design a world class golf course next to million dollar homes.

















These pictures are what you get when a self professed snowboard bum who just happens to own a window washing company 6 months a year goes for a walk around his current property on a snowy fall day with a new iphone armed with a 2.99 hdr pro app which he's currently amazed and enamored with...


And sometimes the peaks pop out of the clouds and make us smile... ;)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
Not many folks appear to be playing.

EDIT: thanks for explaining. It's kind of eerie to see millions of dollars of investment and absolutely no people. The photos are great, I'll have to look into that gear.



Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
Bitchen contrasts, Big Mike!

I wonder how much snow there is at 12k right now. The pull is strong.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 26, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
zbrown that would be because it is closed for the season. soon to be a cross country ski haven...

Thanks Capt. This app is so cool. I spend multiple hours in photoshop to capture the snow/sky and foreground effect. this app just takes two pics and stiches them together instantly, adjust your saturation.. bam! i'm playing with brackting on my reble now so hopefully i can acheive that same effect with hdr in photoshop and make my life somewhat easier..
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2012 - 10:19am PT
Thanks, BigMike. . . that place is beautiful!

There's a similar golf course up here, now. . . designed by Nick Faldo - it's called The Wilderness Club.

http://www.thewildernessclub.com/

The golf course alone cost $19m to build - not counting all the roads and sub-divisions for condos and homes. . . and it almost immediately went belly up.

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It's not even a mile from here - as a matter of fact, I'm looking out my cathedral windows right into the place. . . 525 acres. . . gorgeous. . . owned by oil rich Calgarians, of all things - who picked the whole shootin' match up, from the bank, for a mere $8.2m.

Seems really, really out of place. . . I mean, Eureka, Montana has a population of 1007 people, you can't buy underwear here, you can't buy Levis here, and above all else, there's no place to buy diamond earrings. . . SO. . . what are all the golfer's wives gonna do here - there's nothing to buy!

The place is magnificent - but somehow I don't see it making it.

:-/
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 27, 2012 - 11:14am PT
Hey eKat do you know the Hood family there in Eureka? Charlie & Dixie Hood had a log home building business there, I've skied and climbed with their three sons.
Borut

climber
french
Oct 28, 2012 - 02:16am PT
This morning offered the first snow flakes of the year in Ljubljana (Slovenia), exactly for DST end.
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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 28, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
Anyone remember skiing with these long thong bindings? I remember thinking I had died and gone to heaven when I graduated to these in about 1961. I thought I made the big time when I no longer had that funky little cable wire with the snap latch thing in front of the toe. Of course these did hold your heel down so well that a fall could keep your boot secured to the ski, and the heel of the boot (held in with cobbler's nails) stayed with the ski while the upper part of the boot came loose....I know of what I speak! Yes, injuries were rather significant.

ahhh, memories of thinking I had hit the big time.
ahhh, memories of thinking I had hit the big time.
Credit: SCseagoat



Susan
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 29, 2012 - 04:17am PT
Monday: shoveled for almost 6 hours. Could not believe the needles due to immense winds. It was like I'd done nothing all summer and into fall. Tuesday skinned up Alpine Meadow and skied down, the first skiing since last May. Some good powder turns.
Wednesday: overcast, flattsh lightning, not motivated -- and tired -- to hike and ski. Shoveled for maybe 4 hours.
Thursday: unbelievable! Made being here worth all the needles and yard work crap. Skinned up Five Lakes Trail from Alpine Meadows Road into Squaw Valley terrain. Made 4 laps of fantastic powder on the Olympic Lady East Bowl. Only a few other tracks, ie. hardly any competition for fresh tracks, followed by a pretty great run down KT's iconic West Face (really, more north facing), arguably Squaw's best line. Other attendant things happened that made it an amazing day.
Friday: skinned back up same trail. Wanted to make one more run near East Bowl. If not for 2 gents I encountered skinning up from a different direction I would have been oblivious to the 6 point buck just below me. I'd crossed its tracks but didn't think deer, only coyote. On my return traverse I saw it again and more of its tracks. It had gone either to the highest point of KT, the "Eagle's Nest" or almost to the very top. I was blown away.
Then I traversed to "The Slot" which I hadn't skied in powder for something like a quarter century. There was one set of tracks -- someone had gotten there before me, possibly the day before. But it didn't matter. Due to the return of summer (hiking/skinning up bare chested) the powder had settled somewhat, but it was still worthwhile...and the buck made the day. Got a ride from the resort parking lot the mile home.
---extract from my very latest email from Rick Sylvester at Tahow.

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2012 - 10:38am PT
IT IS NOT SNOWING. . .

:-(

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Missing photo ID#270773

It's WARM down here. . . left home at 7a for the Toyota dealer in Kalispell and the weather report said:

HEAVY SNOWFALL REPORTED IN YOUR AREA.

huh?

It's 42F and RAINING.

You can't go skeezin on RAIN.

And. . . CharlieD, no, I don't know those dads.

stunewberry

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Oct 29, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
Well, it WAS snowing. It's all gone from Mt. Spokane. Sigh...
in the meantime, till it starts again, this will have to do.
Credit: stunewberry
Credit: stunewberry
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 29, 2012 - 11:38pm PT
E Kat, golf courses are wierd eh? this one wouldn't fly either if it wasn't in "Whistler".....

Raining here too!!
this cam is at about 5000 feet....
this cam is at about 5000 feet....
Credit: Big Mike
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 09:45am PT
E Kat, golf courses are wierd eh?

VERY!

And. . . good one stu!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Oct 30, 2012 - 02:49pm PT
I'm going to learn this after learning base jumping and skiing:




There's a whole playlist of these things at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/HCFtzC4iCmuSg?feature=relchannel
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Don Paul. . . some dads used to do that off Mammoth Mountain and land on Lower Twin Lake (right in front of my house)

LOVE IT!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Oct 30, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Cool! Is it legal? I dont think anyone gets arrested for backcountry skiing or snowboarding, don't know about paragliding but it doesn't seem like it would fall into the illegal base jumping category.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 30, 2012 - 03:11pm PT
Ekat do they let you go skeezin on the local course? Or do they get all lame about it??
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
Is it legal?

Hmmmmmmm. . . good question.

Both of the guys I know who do/did it were long time employees at MMSA. . . they'd go off the backside and wrap around from Mammoth Pass then down from Horseshoe Lake, out over Twin Lakes and land there.

One time I was skating up by Horseshoe Lake and saw them . . . I screamed and waved and skied like a maniac to see if I could beat them to Middle Twin. . . and I have that road WIRED. . . skied it like it was a race. . . and they blew my doors off. . . I got to the lake just as they were packin' up their chutes.

It's THRILLING to see in person.

OBVIOUSLY, they don't thread the needle between towers of rock like that video, but it's rad, nonetheless.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 03:15pm PT

Ekat do they let you go skeezin on the local course? Or do they get all lame about it??

They used to get ten kinds of LAME about it.

It was fully private until they went belly up - then the bank opened it to the public. . . it's still public under the Calgarian ownership. . . so MAYBE they'll let people in there this winter.

Their website spews CROSS COUNTRY SKIING as an amenity, but. . . what that means, exactly, remains to be seen.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 30, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
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Missing photo ID#269271
eKat, I sure like your catchy thread title, mainly because it's convenient to look for it and find it so easily, but also because it's just what it says, there's no trolling, just poling, cajoling, and maybe some post-holing, which can have its moments.

So here's a little drooler of a trip report for yez, kid. Waiting for snow is harder than waiting for Christmas ever was, huh?

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/229585-Lego-amp-Divegirl-do-the-Alps
Soccer field converted to a cross-country course.
Soccer field converted to a cross-country course.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2012 - 07:40pm PT
Waiting for snow is harder than waiting for Christmas ever was, huh?

Especially when it SNOWS then turns back into the Tropics. . . phooey!

:-/
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 30, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
Word, EKat.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 30, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
ahh comon Ekat.. this is typical and you know it.. ;)

You tell those Calgarians that they better let you guys ski on the snow (aka their golf course) because they do it here in Whistler and we're a world class resort for f sakes!! ;) hahaha.. if not.. just poach... i'm sure you know the deal.. ;)

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 30, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
The old "Yosemite Lodge shower gambit" is the kind he's talking about. shh...
shh...
shh...
shh...
Where's the tenth tee, man, I thought it was right here?
Nah, I think it's over there.
shh...
shh...
shh...
I think maybe you should use the blue. It'll be good for now. When the sun sets below that row of pines we can go for the green.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvX4bqQsbjY]
This is a chocklit-sippin' tune, an instrumental. Or wine.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 31, 2012 - 08:34am PT

ahh comon Ekat.. this is typical and you know it.. ;)

I know, BigMike. . . but I'm like a little kid. . . I get SO excited for skeezin season that I forget it takes a while for it to stick. . . I've only been at this for 45 years, maybe it will sink in soon.

One of my neighbors (at my little ski house on Mt. Shasta) told me that she admired my dedication to skiing. . . I assured her it was purely ADDICTION.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Oct 31, 2012 - 09:58am PT
Tis the season to be haunted by ghosts of winter's past:
Credit: Charlie D.
Dreaming in white here waiting for renewal.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 31, 2012 - 10:16am PT
Lookin' kinda steamy on TheBig!

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hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Oct 31, 2012 - 11:16am PT
Yeah, I missed my chance to make some early season turns on Teton Pass last Friday. It had warmed up too much by Sunday morning. Rats!
The terrain right out our door should be fun, if it ever gets covered! We be at 6,600', at the junction of the Hoback and the Snake.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 31, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
Time to bust out yer rock skiis, peeps! Keep posting tha pics!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 31, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
Ekat I know the feeling!!! I'm a self professed powder whore extraordinaire. I'm still working though and for that reason only I can put up with the rain... It will come!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
IT'S BAAAAAAAAAAACK!

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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 2, 2012 - 12:20pm PT
Not here yet.... But it's comin...
Whistler web cam
Whistler web cam
Credit: Big Mike


That's ok still have one More week of this which really sucks in the snow..
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 11:01pm PT
Dood . . . you've got that gig WIRED!

AlanJ

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Nov 2, 2012 - 11:07pm PT
Snowed here 5 weeks ago. It's just butt ugly now...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 3, 2012 - 12:03am PT
Ekat thats the cheap fast way.... these guys ain't gonna pay to get em done by hand so that's their option... Tucker Poling is always our last option. It's best to do it when it's raining for optimum results but they aren't the same as by hand for sure.

alan- warm up there too eh? hmm makes sense.. ENSO is calling for netural to weak El Nino conditions... so warmer..

The Jetstream is also south right now bringing a lot of warm air....


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 3, 2012 - 12:17am PT
this stormsurf site has a much better jetstream model...
http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display_alt.cgi?a=npac_250
AlanJ

climber
Anchorage Alaska
Nov 3, 2012 - 03:00am PT
I hope it's not warmer here this winter - last year was the best winter ever, deep record snowfall and no rain, just beautiful winter the way it's supposed to be. Of course, it would have been nice to have a real summer too but that's asking too much...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 3, 2012 - 03:03am PT
ya we got your summer. the high pressure bubble sent all the precip your way....
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 4, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
NOTHING LIKE WINTER IN CANADA (AT LEAST IN 1977)

QITNL

climber
Nov 5, 2012 - 01:35pm PT
not snowing yet, but:

Special weather statement
National weather service san joaquin valley - hanford ca
444 am pst mon nov 5 2012

...Warm through wednesday then a big cool-down and showers by
Friday...

A strong area of high pressure will remain over california for the
Next couple of days. This will result in warm temperatures during
The afternoons today through wednesday. Highs in the central and
Southern san joaquin valley and the kern county deserts could
Reach the mid 80s monday and tuesday...Some 10 to 20 degrees above
Normal.

The high will be replaced by a strong low pressure system later
In the week. The bulk of the storm will move into central
California thursday night into friday...Though this timing is
Subject to change. Temperatures will plummet with this
System...Dropping between 20 and 30 degrees from wednesday to
Friday. High temperatures friday and saturday may not climb out of
The 50s for some valley locations. Overnight low temperatures may
Approach or fall below freezing in some valley and desert
Locations friday and saturday mornings.

Rain and snow showers are likely with this system. While it is
Very early to discuss total amounts...This will be a cold system.
Snow levels will fall from near 7000 as the system moves in to as
Low as 3000 feet during the tail end of it on saturday. This storm
Has the potential to impact travel and activities in the southern
Sierra nevada and the tehachapi mountains above 4000 feet including
Well traveled passes such as interstate 5 over the grapevine and
Highway 58 through the tehachapi pass.
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Nov 5, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
http://www.ggweather.com/loops/gfs_00z_sfc.shtml
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2012 - 05:53pm PT

Thursday
Night

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%

Snow

Low: 16 °F
***

It's lookin' good, dadz!

Right now it's crystal clear down toward Kalispell, but BLACK and kinda creepy everywhere else.

Oh, please!

OH, PLEASE!

BRING IT!

P.S. OhPoop. . .I copied that stuff above from NOAA. . . but it looks dorky, here.

Oh well. . . I guess the words are the important part, eh?

:-)
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Nov 7, 2012 - 07:11pm PT
It's snowing in Boston! Yay!!!!! I just wish it would stick so I could shovel.

Did I just say that? :D
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 7, 2012 - 08:40pm PT
It's snowing in Boston! Yay!!!!! I just wish it would stick so I could shovel.

Did I just say that? :D

Yes you did, Sista!

And that means you're gonna hafta come to Montana and help with snow removal.

:-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 7, 2012 - 09:15pm PT
Not snowing here in the valley quite yet but there is snow in them thar hills!!!!






Soon grasshopper..... Soon.....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 8, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
1942 National Geoggraphic Expedition. <br/>
From May 1943 NG.
1942 National Geoggraphic Expedition.
From May 1943 NG.
Credit: mouse from merced
Meanwhile, there are armchairs, fireplaces, Chinese tea.
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 8, 2012 - 06:16pm PT
1-3ft forecasted here in the Wasatch over the weekend. Let it snow!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 8, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
hey there say, lilabiene..

i just got a report from a friend in boston, last night, :)

as to your quote:
It's snowing in Boston! Yay!!!!! I just wish it would stick so I could shovel.

Did I just say that? :

SHE SAID the very same things, as to shoveling, :))

she had to clean off her porch, but it didn't shovel too good, :))

it stuck better, by evening, though, (she's in waltham)

thanks for the fun share...




big mike:
thanks for the lovely canada pictures, (i think i read your icon said canada) :)


mouse:
say, is this a recent post?
wow--thanks for the history...i WILL go look up that mountain now...
must be snow there, still, :) of course, :)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 8, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
Neebee- yup! Here's some more!

My office for the day...




Got a inside gig this afternoon which sure was nice considering how darn cold it is outside today!!!!


Gonna snow soon!! I can feel it coming!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
Snowin' here. . . been spittin' all day, but now it's REAL.

YAY!
QITNL

climber
Nov 8, 2012 - 07:25pm PT
SR 120, 108 & 4 are closed.
http://yosemitenews.info/highway-status/
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 8, 2012 - 07:27pm PT
Credit: Reilly
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 8, 2012 - 08:10pm PT
Supposed to snow here outside of Yosemite tonight, but I'm just a bit under the snow level of 3800ft.

I'm bummed.

It's not even that cold.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2012 - 08:27pm PT
It's NOT snowing. . .

Poop.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 8, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
its snowing here Ekat...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 8, 2012 - 09:53pm PT
It's coming Ekat!!!!!!!
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Nov 8, 2012 - 09:57pm PT

Here is a little snowlove from Glacier NP. (a couple weeks ago)


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goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:43am PT
Bear #46 getting psyched for the season.


Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:49am PT
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Missing photo ID#273075
Yep, It's snowing. That don't mean much just yet.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 09:50am PT
Yep, It's snowing. That don't mean much just yet.

NOT snowing here. . . and that means a lot!

:-/
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 09:59am PT
One of Them, huh? We've got several(!) folks chmping at the bit, just dying to get after it in the Snow.
We await Mom's Good Graces. All in the Fullness of Time.
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 9, 2012 - 10:32am PT
Well it's snowing here finally. Supposedly we might get a whole inch. I'll believe it when I see it.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 10:36am PT
One of Them, huh?

Yeah. . . I kicked ass getting all the outside stuff ready for a MINIMUM of 6 inches (which I thought would be the REAL start to the season) and. . . let's just say. . . I'm glad the work's all done, but. . . it might have been more fun to enjoy it instead of crankin' like a fiend.

:-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:35am PT
we only got a skiff over night- the lake effect snows they were predicting didnt happen yet. It is cc-cold though!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:45am PT
Butte, Montana right now :-)))))

back yard
back yard
Credit: mojede

street view
street view
Credit: mojede



...still coming down hard--time to shovel, again!
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:48am PT
About an inch here in Wawona
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 9, 2012 - 11:58am PT
BUTTE, MONTANA! .....bring it on....headed up to Bozeman in a couple weeks to ski at Bridger Bowl and hopefully conditions will be ready in Hyalite Canyon for some ice fun.



Susan
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:03pm PT
Snowing here. NWS keeps upping the amount, let it SNOW!
We've got about 3 inches at 6,500'

Teton Pass web cam here: http://www.wyoroad.info/highway/webcameras/Wyo22TetonPass/Wyo22TetonPassAll.html

The base that was there a couple of weeks ago is gone. Poop.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
Some of Hyalite has been "in" for the last two weekends--I expect that it will only get better from now on with all of this moisture :-)

Hopefully, Bridger Bowl (Discovery, too) has a normal year for all to enjoy!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
So who's got the cool tree house there, Mojede?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:14pm PT

Some of Hyalite has been "in" for the last two weekends--I expect that it will only get better from now on with all of this moisture :-)

Hopefully, Bridger Bowl (Discovery, too) has a normal year for all to enjoy!


Oh boy. Music to my ears....didn't get up there last year cuz of minimalist conditions.



Susan


eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 12:46pm PT
mojede. . . damn. . . you got it all. . . it's bone dry up here, looks more like Dillon than the Northern Rockies!

:-/
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Nov 9, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
Skully, that tree house was built for the only child of an alcoholic father whom died and left the entire property to that minor son in State Custody, weird--too bad, as you're right about the loft...
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 9, 2012 - 01:04pm PT
Already about half an inch here but it's too warm to stick much.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 9, 2012 - 01:09pm PT
My all time fav t-shirt. Goes with me where ever I go....if I were a bunch years younger it would probably be a hunk-magnet, 'cause they all stop to ask me about it! I say "just donate"...if not to Bridger Bowl Avalanche Dogs, then to some other worthy animal rescue


front:

love 'em, hope to never need 'em
love 'em, hope to never need 'em
Credit: SCseagoat

back:

A wonderful cause!
A wonderful cause!
Credit: SCseagoat


Susan


edit: great article about Bridger's avalance dogs:
http://montanastatenews.org/2012/02/26/bridger-dogs-the-last-line-of-defense-in-avalanches/
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#273102

Puny!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 9, 2012 - 01:27pm PT
Still coming!!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 9, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
BigMike. . . ohhhhhhh. . . you lost all your red leaves!

:-(

But. . . BRING THE WHITE STUFF!
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:48pm PT
Awesome shirt, Susan-- I have a vintage "Give me Rossignol or give me Head" shirt that keeps my psyche up...

http://www.skidiscovery.com/current.htm

My 249 buck pass purchased last season's end was skied off last season's end and is ready for the 12/13 season (my son Ladd's 120 sawbuck pass, too) !!!!





edit: Mmmmmmm, Pickle Barrel !!!!1111666
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
It's hailing in Moab.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 9, 2012 - 02:57pm PT
lake effect snow now falling,, rather heavily...ugly crap that it is...
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 10:04am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#273226
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:12am PT
Woke up to a solid three inches. I can't believe I'm getting excited about 3"... but I haven't seen much snow the last couple of years.
Lasti

Trad climber
Budapest
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:25am PT
Woke up to a solid three inches. I can't believe I'm getting excited about 3"

I'm just gonn sit back, pour myself some single malt and watch the screen, waiting till Tami happens to get an eyeful of Khanom's post... Talk about a !!!GUFFAW!!!! waiting to happen.

Lasti

(ON topic: it snowed here in Budapest two or three weeks ago, but has been unseasonably warm ever since; no outlook for powdery goodness)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 10:31am PT
uhhhhhhhhh. . . you don't have to wait for Tami. . . I'll jump in. . .

HohMahn!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:43am PT
Hells bells....it's even snowing in Moab, well sorta kinda, I could maybe count the flakes on one hand as I walked from the house to the car.....and it's COLD....time to move from the desert to the mountains....been a wonderful time here...catching up with Jaybro et al....aww the nomad life....I rather like it!


Susan
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:55am PT
Hey, I'm from the great white north. But living in Oregon and California I haven't had a "real" winter in 15 years. I've been deeprived, I tell ya. I don't even own skis anymore. Not even a toboggan!

So to see this stuff in November... it's, well, special.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 11:03am PT
Dood. . . I think lasti was referring to something a little more off color than the actual amount of snow you got. . . and I thought it was HILARIOUS. . . maybe *I* am the one with the off color mind!

A N D . . . never feel bad about the STOKE that comes from SNOWPACK! I wish I could jump in there with ya. . . but it's SUNNY AND CLEAR AND BONE FRIKKEN DRY HERE!

It's only 12F. . . but that doesn't count!

:-)
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:13am PT
Oh boy am I slow...
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 11:14am PT
Whew. . . I'm glad it wasn't just *MY* off color mind!

:-)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Pervert ;)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 11:34am PT
HA!

oxoxo
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 11:49am PT
Lol!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
Not snowing yet in Squamish....
Mt Garibaldi is looking pretty good...
Mt Garibaldi is looking pretty good...
Credit: Big Mike
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:45pm PT
Six inches at Cedar Ridge this morning, according to my sister Lenna, who called her neighbors. She is in town looking after Dad's place and looking through photo boxes, etc., but they said six inches. The oaks haven't shed there yet, and the trees are all bendy. It will likely melt away by this afternoon, I'm thinking. Looks to be clearing fast over the range of light. Their snow level's around 3,500 around Sonora, likely mushy and bothersome.

From my perch I see snow down to the top of Guadalupe Ridge, the Mariposa foothills. Exactly on time. Keep it coming for Thanksgiving!!!

edit: Quick conversation with Mathis in Greeley Hill--four inches, clear as a bell when he went to bed! It's clearing off, but how warm will it get?
locker

Social climber
Nov 10, 2012 - 12:46pm PT


It was snowing here moments ago...

CRAP!!!...

;-/

khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 10, 2012 - 01:18pm PT
Ironically I was planning to go to Sonora to get more appropriate tires for the truck... ie snow-rated. Guess that'll have to wait.

Oh, and it's sunny and about 40F in my part of Greeley Hill.


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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 10, 2012 - 03:24pm PT
hey there say, all.... well, the boston gal has said her snow turned fast to rain... warmed up a tad, too, there....


as to us all, in mich:
we are 63* now... mostly rain and cloudy...

i like having snow late, due to me being so used to sanjose fall, and south texas fall... (both non-snow) so it's like a childhood fall here for me...

will let you all when the snow DOES hit, as from what i learned:
it can be anytime from oct-march... though it's gone on into april and may, as a 'trick' at times, :))

the heaviest however seems to be in jan and feb...
'course the oldtimers around here knew differently...

most folks agree--winters are lighter now...
Leggs

Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Nov 10, 2012 - 03:31pm PT
“Woke up to a solid three inches. I can't believe I'm getting excited about 3"


“Oh boy am I slow...”


Damn, that's some funny sh#t.

eKat, so glad you jumped right in! (hilarious) ~xo
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 10, 2012 - 05:03pm PT
Wowsa.... Stuck on I70 by Richfield in Southern Utah trying to get to I15 headed back to Red Rocks. Probably too cold and windy down there to snag a few climbs.. We shall see.
Snow plows where are you....Dealing with about 3 to 4 inches fresh on the road. 4Runner handling it pretty good.

Susan
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 07:03pm PT
eKat, so glad you jumped right in! (hilarious) ~xo

HA!

Somehow I just couldn't let that one slip away!

:-)
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:07pm PT
6 deg on top today, with knee deep freshy. not a bad first day
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 10:08pm PT
On top of what?

MMSA?

Or in the backcountry?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
Sweet east side...

Looking like winter in whistler!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
Man. . . that place has IntraWest written all over it, eh?
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
mmsa
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
BITCHEN!

I'm STOKED MMSA is open and GOOD!

YAY!

TFPU!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:18pm PT
Oh hell ya. This is the intrawest mold Ekat!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2012 - 10:28pm PT
Yeah. . . mold, indeed. . . they tried really hard to re-cast Mammoth . . . got so heavy, after 20+ years I had to bail! I ain't complainin'. . . just sayin'!

:-)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:40pm PT



Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Nov 10, 2012 - 10:43pm PT
^^^Whiteout at Z's.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 11, 2012 - 07:50am PT
Sheesh you guys, he said he hadn't gotten any in a while , give him a break.


Just read yours Susan. Safe travels out there! Thanks again. 21° in Moab this morning traces of snow on the ground. Extreme for here, though I'll probably remember it as tropical paradise when I'm in wyo @ Xmas!
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Nov 11, 2012 - 09:50am PT
Real rock climbers hate precipitation in any form . . .
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 11, 2012 - 11:52am PT
^^^ a real mountaineer is just happy to be in the mountains regardless of conditions, season and terrain.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2012 - 11:56am PT
I'm with you, CharlieD!

:-)
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
bluebird and chilly, on the search for ice, not the climbing kine........
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
HohMahn. . . if the eastside gets another good ice skating year, I'm shuttin' down TheHolyMont and drivin' down there!

GO.

Post up what you find! (pretty please?)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:12pm PT
We had some snow here this week, it all melted out though.

If Jay Peak gets snow like it usually does, I'll be up there whenever possible.

It sounds crazy, but Jay has steep, krummholtz terrain up on top, and well spaced trees down low. All steep. Cliff drops too, that's what I live for.

Here's the kicker, Jay gets around 350'' a season. That's CO type numbers.

Fingers crossed, it's about time I got back on the GNAR train.

I can totally throw a better rodeo 7 than any of you.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
Credit: east side underground

tricks are for kids....heh heh heh

And I can out crack climb Donini any day :)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
OK, I'll bite. I'm bored.

I competed in the IFSA Big Mountain Series from '99-'01.

Never did well, top twenty once.

But, I know a thing or two about charging steep lines.

:)
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:30pm PT
" I know a thing or two about charging steep lines" Cheers!
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
Brandon: Jay Peak!!! Haven't thought about that mountain in years. In the late 1980's, I worked as a sales-rep for a now extinct skiwear company that was based near Jay Peak.

The company hosted a annual mid-Jan sales meeting at Jay Peak. We were expected to ski one day during the meeting. I will agree the area is fun and challenging, but at one meeting the ski day was also a rain day. The Colorado rep & I both said "fuk-it we don't have to ski in the rain," and drove to Montreal for the day.

Management was pissed-off at our bad-attitude. We were the two best skiers in the rep-force, and our not being there for the shist-day of skiing set a bad example.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 11, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
Full disclosure, I haven't thrown a rodeo seven in two years. I'm 33 now, and I'm sure my muscle memory is sufficient to allow me a sick off axis flip. Hopefully my center of gravity hasn't changed drastically enough to preclude this. ;)

Get some, snow lovers!
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:22pm PT
Yesterday in the Valley...


John M

climber
Nov 11, 2012 - 04:29pm PT
Holy Frijoles Jerry !!! Thats a stunner..
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Nov 11, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
Thanks John. It was a magical day.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Nov 11, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
WOW Jerry!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 03:11am PT
Sic pic Jerry!

It's Fuvking snowing alright!!!!


Angel's Crest, Squamish Chief. First winter ascent 2012?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 11:40am PT
It's still snowing and I gotta go work in it today ... Ughhh
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 12, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
Big Mike, jealous...

Hoping for another winter like this (2 years ago). But this year we are building our own pulks, too old for humping big loads into the back country.

Glacier Point Road, Yosemite
Glacier Point Road, Yosemite
Credit: SCseagoat

Ground is packed, tent is set, and we even got a picture without yello...
Ground is packed, tent is set, and we even got a picture without yellow snow in it!
Credit: SCseagoat

edit: Backcountry Love; please have snow like this again.

Backcountry touring and snow camping...a love affair.
Backcountry touring and snow camping...a love affair.
Credit: SCseagoat




Susan


Jay, we did well, couldn't believe the number of jack knifed big rigs, however.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 12, 2012 - 04:34pm PT
Nice Susan! Looks like fun!

It's snowing for sure...
Snow golf anyone??
Snow golf anyone??
Credit: Big Mike
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 12, 2012 - 09:13pm PT
summer's back..... no ice for you..... go climbing.....
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 12, 2012 - 09:20pm PT
Relax, SnowLovers. You know ALL too well the Trials & Tribulations of the dreaded Between Times.
Well, here we are again, just wait yer turn(s).....It gets better. ;-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 11:48am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#273561

Still drier than a popcorn fart here on TheHolyMont. . . but. . . Big's gettin' somethin'!

YAY!
steve shea

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
I just got back from five days in Summit co. Loveland A Basin and Copper. We had great weather, even six new one day for dust on crust. It was a veritable arc fest. They really know how to farm early season snow in Co. Especially Copper. Two feet of pure chalk, no rocks with the odd patch of frozen liquid just to keep you honest. Ripping good fun to start the ski year. Ski teams from all over the world training full speed GS on the new FIS mandated 35m radius skis for good imagery. Remember folks the lifts are there for a reason. Screw the backcountry! It's all about taping your ears back and going fast, truly fast by fixing your heels and following the path to ski enlightenment by laying down the big arcs. It is all fun, snow sliding, but feeling like you have wheels of steel after an arcathon session is better, yes folks, better than POW. Heh, Heh. You surfers should be able to relate. A groomed hill, 800m vertical, honed and waxed GS skis etc. What's it like? Every turn you are proned out feeling the energy and pressure build , setting up to release and dive into the next turn over and over. Carving clean arcs at 45mph. I'm not a very good surfer but GS reminds me of really clean fast bottom turns, feeling the energy of the wave build and pitch up, going faster and faster pushing the ride. On skis you get it over and over all day and you get to rest your wheels between runs on the lift rides. After near 20yrs working for Rossignol/Rossignol Race Dept, I have not gotten it out of my system. Let it snow!
John M

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:43pm PT
Great description Steve.

Looks like the weathermen are starting to agree that at least Tahoe will get some dumpage this weekend.

http://tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 03:47pm PT
After near 20yrs working for Rossignol/Rossignol Race Dept, I have not gotten it out of my system. Let it snow!

I couldn't agree more. . . I'm just about to start my 45th skeezin season and I'm like a little kid. . . so frikken excited.

LET IT SNOW!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:52pm PT
My longest lasting love affair has been with snow and skiing. My first ski season started in 1956. I’m standing behind my brother holding his poles (I wasn’t allowed poles) in a wool knicker suit, that get this, was a hand down from my Dad who wore it in the 30’s when he learned to ski.

My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
Credit: SCseagoat



Love the look on my brother’s face as he’s probably thinking, “duh, we aren’t ice skating”. Wish he were still around to give me that look. In high school we were allowed to use touring skis to get to school. Where California schools had bike racks, we had ski racks in the winter!
Not successful yet in transitioning from ice skating to skiing.  Big b...
Not successful yet in transitioning from ice skating to skiing. Big brother wondering, WTF is she doing.
Credit: SCseagoat



Since that winter in 1956 I have only missed 1 full and 2 half ski seasons. Half a season because I was hugely preggers, another half defending my dissertation and a full season when I was on chemo and blood thinners. Even though I thought I could lightly ski that year the doctor said a fall could be fatal because of being on blood thinners. That got my attention.

Now, high tech gear and photogs on the mountains
Not sure my ears are flattened back and I'm not roaring down the mtn.....
Not sure my ears are flattened back and I'm not roaring down the mtn...somethings do get left behind as we move through life.
Credit: SCseagoat


Over the last ten years every time I bought new skis I thought, “ya know this is probably the last pair I’ll ever buy”…but with a ready supply of Advil and Ortho docs that keep honing their skills in putting back together old bodies, my love affair with snow and skiing just might be, just really might be, the one that lasts until “death do us part”


Susan
steve shea

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
Hey eKat do you live in Whitefish? It's one of my favorite ski towns with some great sliding. If so do you know my old ski bud Cody Thompson? She raced alpine for years with Team Breck then skied on the US Natl tele team. Raced tele World Cup for a while. We, Rossignol, sponsored her while on the team. I skied with her a bunch when in Whitefish. The Big rules!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 13, 2012 - 05:14pm PT
TFPU, scSeagoat. That's stoke all the way through.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 13, 2012 - 05:22pm PT
Hey, SteveShea. . . I don't live in Whitefish, but my local mountain is THE BIG (unless I turn left at 93 and go to Fernie)

The very best part of living up here is being near ski areas that CARE YOU'RE THERE!

I think they should use that line in their marketing!

:-)

Ya know. . . Big's been bought out and now they TRY to call it Whitefish Mountain Resort. . . HA. . . crack me up. . . there are cars driving around town with DUCT TAPE words stuck on the side that say:

IT WILL ALWAYS BE BIG MOUNTAIN!

And, no, I don't know your friend. . . but if you get back up this way please shoot me some E. . . I'd love to connect!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:58am PT
Bump for major weather event heading to our home range this weekend and on into next week. We'll be eating more than turkey Thanksgiving!!!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 14, 2012 - 06:58pm PT



I'm waxin' and just shoveled the bucks out for the season pass. Good thing my buds told me that Nov. 18th was last day to get pass for Kirkwood...new owners this year, different rules I guess.

We'll be eating more than turkey Thanksgiving!!!!!

ummmm....
ummmm....
Credit: SCseagoat


Susan
khanom

Trad climber
Greeley Hill
Nov 14, 2012 - 11:35pm PT
No snow for meee!




A weak weather system will move onshore early Friday and into Saturday, bringing widespread light precipitation to Northern California. Snow levels will range from 6000 to 7000 feet. Saturday, a second system begins to combine with the first and precipitation increases late in the day. This second system is considerably stronger with higher winds and increased precipitation. Winds may gust up to the 30 mph range in the Valley and up to 50-70 mph over the higher Sierra ridges on Sunday and Monday. Snow levels will start out at near 7000 feet then drop to near 5000 feet over the weekend. Unsettled weather will likely continue into next week.



Edit: SCseagoat, I'm digging the history. Thanks!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 15, 2012 - 07:30pm PT
It's not snowing so much today..
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 17, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
Whistler Mountain opened today with a 10' base + man made on 6 runs. I skipped it. Didn't have my pass yet plus I just can't get all cranked up about crowded groomers anymore..

We did get another 10' during the day though and it's still snowing so i think i might hit up a few runs tomorrow.

Got my pass today.


I've been skiing since I was five, and in high school I switched to snowboarding for powder, and I never looked back.

I moved to Whistler when I got out of high school so I could do stuff like this.

Lapo, Powder Mountain.



Eventually I bought a sled so I could do stuff like this,

Luke Roopin Brohm






And of course jump stuff,

Eric SENDING!


I wish I had the balls to go that big off a hip!


I love snow in all its forms, but powder is the best!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 17, 2012 - 10:50pm PT
Oh Big Mike, NICE NICE NICE.
Anyone with real time, "boots on the ground" info on Bridger Bowl or conditions in Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman please chirp up. I'd like to head up there after Thanksgiving if conditons are good.

Thanks,
Susan
John M

climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:33am PT
Looks like its snowing pretty hard at Donner summit.

http://video.dot.ca.gov/
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 19, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
Yup. It's snowing!!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 19, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
Yeah, it's snowing on ya'll, Big Mike, but it's just raining on us. :-(
Snow level at 7000 or so. Aggravatingly normal!
Yarrr.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 21, 2012 - 01:49am PT
Bummer Skully!

It's been snowing for five days here! On and off in the valley.


Today we left here,


Went here,


After work it started to clear up so I went down to green lake.


Last day of outside work for the season!! Stoked! One more day if insides then Blackcomb opening day on thurs!!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 21, 2012 - 02:20am PT
Hoping,,,,Hoping....

but not for this:

Oops, with a 40 pound load and night approaching....
Headed towards Dewey Point....that's why we're making pulks this year.
Headed towards Dewey Point....that's why we're making pulks this year.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan





Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 21, 2012 - 08:36am PT
D'oh.
It gets better. ;-)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 11:29am PT
Things are looking better on TheBig. . . even though it's sunny to the north of here, raining overhead, and BLACK as the Ace of Spades to the south. . .

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telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
Big Mt is shaping up day by day.

Yesterday with my daughter-









(sorry about the runny nose on that last pic)

and today with my wife-





Our attempt at, as you say, "Keeping The Magic Alive"
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 06:10pm PT
Youz Dadz ROCK!

How darling is that!

ThankYouSoMuchForPostinUp!

It's sunny up here. . . but I keep checkin' the webcam. . .

Here's the latest!

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eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2012 - 06:11pm PT
Our attempt at, as you say, "Keeping The Magic Alive"

Let me tell ya. . . those are the best words, IN THE WORLD, to live by!

TFPU!

oxoxo
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Nov 24, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
This little puppy just popped up in the fantasy charts for next week. Snow levels are predicted to start high (above 7k) to start but lower over the 5 day storm period. Mammoth Mountain is thinking 10:1 ratios out of this monster - woohoo - think 5-6 feet!!!!


Snatched from the MM forums.
Snatched from the MM forums.
Credit: Ricky D
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 24, 2012 - 06:31pm PT
hey there say, ekat... we just got our first snow...
well, had a few flurries, but this stuck a bit...

VERY thin, though... not much...
but it more of an 'offical' snow is here now...
had it off and on for two days...
maybe tomorrow, not sure...

none on sidewalks, it melts off... but
the grounds are dusted here and there now, and
topped little bits, on 'tops' can now be noticed... :)

will try to post a tiny pic of the
view of it, from last night, through the ol' window, :)

it will be the shed, with it's first snow...
:) (not first HEAVY snow, mind you) :))
telemon01

Trad climber
Montana
Nov 25, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
skinning and skiing earlier today with the whole family



It is winter above 6000'
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2012 - 06:23pm PT
LOOK AT YOU!

So full of life!

TFPUFS!

Crank!


mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Nov 25, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
Ladd and I rode lifts at Discovery today, decent base and it snowed most of the day for some early area pow.

Tomorrow off to Big Sky for a few days to use up some of my "Free(k) Week" card :-)))
Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 25, 2012 - 11:30pm PT
Excellent! At least somebody's gettin' some.
Our rain turned into thin snow. Meh. It's still November.
Waiting...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 28, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
It's not snowing here yet but it will be soon.. up high.
oh well... here's a kitty for Ekat
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 05:09pm PT
CAT PORN!

:-)

ox
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
Ya Ekat.. ;) ill get a shot of the alpine shop where they park em, next time I get some decent light.


It's pissing here today!!
Looking wet up there....
Looking wet up there....
Credit: Big Mike
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
BigMike. . . seein's that it's IntraWest, methinks they've got a huge bank of Pisten Bullies, just like Mammoth.

SHOOT 'EM UP!

POST 'EM UP!

I'd love to see them!

The garage at MMSA is actually bigger than the Kassbohrer Factory where they're built.

I've been away from Mammoth for about 10 years - but when I left, they had 53 of them. . . my heart would RACE every single time I'd go to the garage.

Those machines are an Anal Retent's Dream Come True!

:-)

P.S. The only thing that comes close would be a Zamboni!

Nothin' like driving something that takes total dog squeeze and turns it into GLORY!

HA!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:48pm PT
finally gettin some here
the dacks
the dacks
Credit: wilbeer
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:54pm PT
Ekat- You got it. Two big yards full o' PB's. One for each hill. I had the pleasure of cruising around with a buddy on his shift one night last year. Pretty sweet! I got first dibs on the 40cms we got overnight!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
YAY.

So. . . did your friend let you drive?

OH, PLEASE SAY YES!

Once you've driven one of those puppies, your dreams of PERFECT SNOW change forever!

:-)

I can actually HEAR that perfect roar in my dreams!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
No. We were in the Winch cat, so he didn't want to risk it. He said if we were in a normal cat it would have been all good. I did however get to drive our snowmobile clubs PB a little bit last year. Super cool. Thing is like a tank! Ill see if I can scratch up a few pics.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
Yeah. . . everything Kassbohrer builds is totally bitchen. . . built, as my sainted father would say, like a brickshithouse!

:-)

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 03:04pm PT
Hey, wilbeer. . . how big are those trees?

NICE!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 29, 2012 - 06:15pm PT
they are somewhat midget spruce trees,near the timberline,there is a name for em,but i dont really know.only above 3000 ft.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
there is a name for em,but i dont really know

Ahhhhhhhh. . . the ever beloved krummholz!

Nice to see that many of them in one place!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:26pm PT
krummholz eh? we are always hoping for more slides to wash them off the peaks,open up some lines,they are fun to slalom though!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
Hahaha... In golden they just take the chainsaws and glade their own runs.... ;)
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 07:29pm PT
yeah:

krummholz |ˈkroŏmhōlts|
noun
stunted windblown trees growing near the tree line on mountains.
ORIGIN early 20th cent.: from German, literally ‘crooked wood.’

Sound right?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
Ekat here's one of me in our club's 200d


Cool machine!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
LawdyLawdyLawdy. . . look at that thing!

POETRY IN DESIGN AND FUNCTION!

Your club must have some $$$$, eh?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
Actually we got it donated and we did a lot of work on it. We struggle to keep it running every year.

Here is another one.

Our cabin behind it is a lease and we take care of it for the province for a song, but they won't give us a long term lease right now..



Grooming into the sunset.

eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 08:31pm PT
NICE. . . do you have a garage for it?

We didn't, at Tamarack. Blanchard and Dit had to keep both of them running OUTSIDE at 8,600 feet in the shadow of the Sleeping Giant Herself, Mammoth Mountain. HUGE snow loads, mega wind, gnarly conditions. Guess all that jive just upped the pain threshold for later in life, eh?

:-)

SOOOOOOO. . . this club is for snowmobiling?

Do you let Nordic skiers play on your grooming?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:36pm PT
Nope. No garage. She sits out in the elements at about 5500feet a lot. Unfortunately. Working on her in the snow sucks. It is what it is, so we try and bring her down to the parking lot for small maintenance and one of our members has a shop in town for the big stuff..

We have tenure to access our cabin via a public forest service road so yes, anyone can come play, not that we wouldn't allow them to if we could. We have people hike up all the time. We just aren't very fond of it when they break into the cabin...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:09pm PT
Couldn't resist... here's another shot.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
Hey big Mike , lets go drop those lines on the peak behind you and the cat......sick
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:27pm PT
ya eastside.. bring your split!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:32pm PT
you know ive read that the dacks are compared to the black forest,germany,hey ekat thanks for learning me.......krummholz.....
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:36pm PT
I'm all about the AT gear these day..... and really fat skiis....would love to bring my sled .... I MUST sno-mo up there someday. the terrian is mind blowing. Cheers
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:37pm PT
if you come, you have to bring your sled!!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
Hey, wilbeer. . . can you imagine getting to see the Black Forest?

WHOA.

That would be pretty rad!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 30, 2012 - 07:38am PT
yeah,id bet it looks like this
wrights peak ,adirondacks
wrights peak ,adirondacks
Credit: wilbeer
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:16am PT
Eastside underground...Was that my skis making that chattering eeeyiiii sound the other day or was that you...? Saw Bondo up there looking for ice skating...eeeyyyyiiiiiii
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:18am PT
had no idea ,ekat,how simular they look[photo
Credit: wilbeer
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wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 30, 2012 - 08:20am PT
Credit: wilbeer
one is the dacks ,one is the black forest.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2012 - 08:22am PT
WOW, wilbeer. . . neat photos. . . amazing.

I used to climb with a German guy who loved the Black Forest, his stories made me want to go there. . . maybe someday!

TFPU!
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 30, 2012 - 08:23am PT
No, JWerd. . . that was your chainsaw making that noise!

HA!
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Dec 22, 2012 - 12:07am PT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 8, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
It's coming down pretty good in East Redlands ( 2,000' ) right now. I haven't seen this in a while.

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 8, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Brace yourselves, east coasters, it's actually going to snow!

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 8, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
Everyone freak out!!!!

LilaBiene

Trad climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Nah, Brandon...I live for this!!! The only thing I'm freaking out about is that I'm not up north to take advantage of the awesome slope conditions. Should be fun taking the muppet to sled, make snow angels and build a snowman tomorrow -- it's the first time she's of an age to understand what's going on. (Earlier today she told me that she wants to find climbing rocks AND play in the snow tomorrow. So freaking cool.)

Not for nothing, but I'll take this over that heat reflecting off of El Cap any day. (Heresy, I know.)

Edit: Hey, how was the trip?!!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
I'm not freaking out, it finally feels like winter. Six inches of styrofoam here so far, going skiing tomorrow on the wide skis.

Edit: the trip was epic!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
I am with ya there Brandon,gettin after some tommorow
just the other day,w/the marquettes
just the other day,w/the marquettes
Credit: wilbeer
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 9, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
WyoRockMan

Trad climber
Flank of the Bighorns
Feb 9, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 9, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
yes it is!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
IT NEEDS TO SNOW IN THE WEST!

:-)

And. . . my traveling pal, Joni, from Philly, tells me that the BREAD AND MILK thing is serious business when a storm rolls through.

HA!

I just sent her that YouTube!

LilaBiene

Trad climber
Feb 9, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
HiLARious video! Bread and milk...and TP in these parts!

Pics are awesome. "D
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 25, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
snowing in Bozeman. Cold smoke, pleeeeze

Our digs in Bozeman....
Snow time
Snow time
Credit: SCseagoat

Tomorrow

Yep!  Love this drive...beats the 3.5 hour slog up to Kirkwood from Sa...
Yep! Love this drive...beats the 3.5 hour slog up to Kirkwood from Santa Cruz
Credit: SCseagoat

And some time to be spent at Yellowstone and Big Sky...and some work time at the university.
Oh well can't be all fun and no work.

Susan
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Feb 25, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
26 inches Thursday night through Saturday. 6 to 9 inches expected today.

424 inches and counting. Base at 148 inches. We generally get a huge accumulation in March and start slowing down in April.

One more teaching day, then it is fun time in the snow. Thank goodness we won't run out soon.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Feb 25, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Wow!

Please send some South. Nothing happening down here.........
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2013 - 09:43am PT
Waxin' 'em up!

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Missing photo ID#307801

Shortest shoulder season. . . EVAH!

:-)
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jun 21, 2013 - 09:46am PT
Screw that noise,,,it's summer, I'm going surfing.




eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Goatie. . . that is one of my all time favorite surfin' tunes. . . picture my 65 metal flaked root beer brown, split window bus (with a Super1600 Porsche in it) parked at the Cliffs (along Bolsa Chica - back when you COULD park there). . . the wayback opened wide (with speakers in the door). . . and THAT song blasting to distortion!

DOOD!

I was a BAD girl!

:-)

TFPU!

frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Jun 21, 2013 - 11:56am PT
I know we always need the moisture, but we are taking a beating with the large HAIL everynight. Garden is a disaster, Greenhouse getting pummeled with Very large hailstones and wind...
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2013 - 11:58am PT
Dood. . . at least you have your garden planted. . . mine's just sittin' out there, completely ready. . . waiting for the sun. . . nawmean?

:-/

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Missing photo ID#303567
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 21, 2013 - 11:58am PT

Send some to Cowlowrado--we're on FIRE!!!
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Jun 21, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
eKat...Nice raised beds...oganized...and bird house...My greenhouse is nothing more than a "See through storage shed"...
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 21, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
Thanks, Frank. . . the old dad who built this estate put that garden together for his wife. . . it's really nice. Excavated, lined with this radical highway building fabric, beds built, filled up with great soil and surrounded with gravel. . . pretty much vermin-proof. . . and the wolf, fox, deer, elk, bear, moose and other beast-proof fence really works, even though it's dog ugly, that's for sure!

:-)

I've been wanting to build some cold frames on a couple of the beds. . . I've got some new, never used, skylights. . . but. . . seasons come and seasons go. . . and it never seems to get done.

LAZY WOMAN!

Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Sep 28, 2013 - 11:23pm PT

Oh my, we could be going from summer straight to Winter around here..

Credit: Saugy



Of Mt. Currie - this morning..


Snow's' at about the 4000ft level <br/>
Snow's' at about the 4000ft level

Credit: Saugy




...I like the sounds of your old bus, Ekat ^^^

Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Sep 28, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
..and a minute later the El Cap report comes up. Wow, what a contrast :-(0)
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Sep 29, 2013 - 02:00am PT
10 to 14 inches of rain for the cascades this weekend
fire season officially over,
all lifts open,
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2013 - 08:08am PT
Northern Rockies nice and white. . . really, really early!

BRING IT!

...I like the sounds of your old bus, Ekat ^^^

Me, too!

:-)
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 29, 2013 - 10:37am PT
Yeahoooooo!!!!

(wish it'd dip down this way)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2013 - 10:46am PT
WhoaNelly. . . it rained at altitude. . . now that the clouds are lifting I see that there's not a single flake left. . .

What'sUpWithThat?

:-(

10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Flagstaff
Sep 29, 2013 - 11:10am PT
^^^^ :-(
the goat

climber
north central WA
Sep 29, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Shortest shoulder season ever? Try no shoulder....what happened? Instead of "Early Winters" call it "Nofall"

Why fight it. Thanksgiving reservations for Silverstar!!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2013 - 11:52am PT
No shoulder season here, at all. . . went from the high 80s and low 90s to socked in like Juneau. . . I can stand out by my shop, looking toward the Whitefish Range (NorthernRockies) and convince myself that I'm on the Lynn Canal!

TRIPPY!

POOP . . . ya can't go skeezin on rain. . . but, then again, you don't have to fire up the blower, either!

:-)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
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Missing photo ID#323257

OooOoo. . . it's startin' up, again!

:-)
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Sep 29, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Silverton scored some goods last week.

Credit: goatboy smellz

http://durangoherald.com/article/20130923/NEWS01/130929802/Turns-of-the-season-

Courtesy of Silverton Mountain

Time to sharpen the edges? Silverton Mountain reported as much as 2 to 3 feet of fresh snow from the weekend storm. Silverton Mountain ski patroller Marc Kloster takes a run Monday after several patrollers jumped on the chairlift and made their first turns of the 2013-14 season. The area is scheduled to open Dec. 21, but that date could be moved up if conditions allow, area spokeswoman Jen Brill said in an email.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 29, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
^ ^ ^ WILL YA LOOK AT THAT! ^ ^ ^

SuckerFish!

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 29, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Tuolumne Meadows, 9/22/2013
Tuolumne Meadows, 9/22/2013
Credit: SCseagoat

Didn't last long, but was beautiful

Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
sheepdog

Trad climber
just over the hill
Sep 29, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
been doing this for a week at Lonesome Lake

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=42.7781245931096&lon=-109.21628952026367
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 3, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, MT.  10/3/13
Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, MT. 10/3/13
Credit: SCseagoat

Oh yeah, Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, MT. BRING IT ON!


Susan
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Oct 3, 2013 - 07:52pm PT

Credit: wilbeer

Damn,^^^
We have got nothing. But ready.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Oct 3, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Discovery Basin, Montana this afternoon:

Credit: mojede
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 3, 2013 - 10:57pm PT

Supposed to happen in Cowlowrado tonight too. . .
mebbe eben Denber. . .
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:14am PT
We're supposed to get some snow tonight, too.
Well...it's north Dakota.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:19am PT
Just watched the local news and they said two to three feet with up to 70 mph winds in the next two days.

They said 3-6 inches of water. That is a lot for around here.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:30am PT
We've been busy pulling people off the Pacific Crest Trail - several feet of snow here in southern WA. Lots of snow over 4,000'. It's a month earlier than normal.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Oct 4, 2013 - 02:40am PT
heard that on the radio, some gal is back at it, hiking roads instead,
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 4, 2013 - 08:06am PT
About 6 inches of heavy wet snow so far and it is just getting started. School has been called off. There is thunder snow and branches are breaking off trees all over the neighborhood.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 4, 2013 - 10:45am PT
Credit: mike m
About 11 inches since 3am. There will be massive tree loss since all of the trees still have their leaves. Still another day of snow predicted and 70 mph winds, but it is calm and dumping right now. No power, no school, no work.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Oct 4, 2013 - 10:50am PT


What the living hell???...

It's SNOWING here in Westminster Colorado right now...

;-/

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 4, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
At least 18 inces and counting.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 4, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
24 inches and heard reports of 30 inches in lead. Still dumping well over an inch an hour.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 4, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Got 3" here at 7250' in Boulder Heights.

What's next Dad, frogs and locusts?
What's next Dad, frogs and locusts?
Credit: Edge
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 5, 2013 - 10:53am PT
I would estimate that we have 40 inches of super heavy wer snow. Trees are completely screwed, no power, no water, not plowed out. Time to go for a ski.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 5, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Credit: mike m
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Oct 5, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Almost four foot of fresh snow
in Lead South Dakota today and
even more in the higher hills.

Elk rifle season started on the 1st and I saw quite a few hunters up there in their little campers. It will be several days before any of the main roads will see plows and of course the forest service trails never get plowed.

Top this with 60+mph winds all day and all the dead beetle bark trees getting laid over as well as the aspens that still have their leaves busted up all over and it could be a good spell before some of these hunters get out.

Hope all them make it through OK.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 6, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Third dat with no power which means no water since we have a well. Can get out of our little street and into town today. Need to get the chainsaw fired up.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Oct 6, 2013 - 04:05pm PT
Mike -nice to see you got the driveway plowed out
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Oct 7, 2013 - 12:55am PT
Wow. Crazy snow in the Black Hills!

Somewhat cheezy, but a welcome vid showing the new snow in the back yard..

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 11, 2013 - 01:23am PT
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
A3 to get on this limb off the rope swing that has been hanging for 10...
A3 to get on this limb off the rope swing that has been hanging for 10+ years
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Here is a buddy that skiing after just one day of snow with no previou...
Here is a buddy that skiing after just one day of snow with no previous base in the Lead area,
Credit: mike m
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 17, 2013 - 12:14am PT
It snowed another foot in the higher hills which made for some really nice skiing last night and this morning.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
command error

Trad climber
Colorado
Oct 17, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Dang. Just when I was getting used to liquid water everywhere!

Credit: command error
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 16, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
What happened to "skeezin season" thread? That was a nice thread!
Bridger Bowl is coming along!
About 6 weeks and counting before it's time to head to Bozeman. Yipppeee
Sluice Box, Bridger Bowl
Sluice Box, Bridger Bowl
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 16, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Snowing nicely in Ouray.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Nov 16, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
Credit: nature
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Nov 16, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
Opening day on Whistler today! I didn't go because i haven't got my pass together yet and it's pretty low snow still. I really can't afford to mess up my spine again, so i'm gonna wait for a bit more..
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 20, 2013 - 06:46pm PT
These are beautiful

http://www.demilked.com/macro-snowflakes-diy-camera-alexey-kljatov/

Susan
Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Nov 20, 2013 - 06:53pm PT

Here's my ski blog, hours of fun here...

Maps, paintings, photos, etchings, history, etc.

You can click "archive" if you want to speed through it. Lots of text under the photos too.

http://vintageski.tumblr.com

Credit: Jim Herrington

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 20, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
^^^^^^ Oh Oh I LOVE it. Reminds me of so many places back East where I grew up and learned to ski.
My contribution to "vintage"....my first year learning to ski when I was about 6, and wearing wool knickers and matching jacket (with some sort of fur collar) that my DAD wore when he learned to ski in the 30s! My brother is in the foreground.
My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
My brother in front, me behind in wool knickers, 1956.
Credit: SCseagoat
I saw this sweater in my Title 9 catalog and really really want.
Title 9 women's sportswear
Title 9 women's sportswear
Credit: Title 9 Women's sportswear

Susan

Edit: WOW WOW....I went back to the Vintage site...I had hardly scratched the surface. Thanks so much....what a collection! Thanks Jim Herrington. So much!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
OhYeahBaby. . . 52 inches on TheBig. . . now if the frikken grizz would just go to sleep, maybe they'd be able to open!

:-)

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Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Nov 20, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
Herrington, awesome collection!!!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 20, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
Great blog Herrington.

Credit: not me

Whiteface today!

Captain...or Skully

climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
5 inches in Watford City today.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 21, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
currently snowing in the greater tahoe area and nevada. A TONOPAH low has formed- getting a precip band from near SLT Lake to tahoe now.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Crystal clear and BUTT COLD up here!

10F

Nothin' could be better for that pre-season base on the ski areas. Thank goodness TheBig is out groomin' that stuff. . . gotta do whatever it takes to make it STICK!

:-)

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Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Nov 21, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Three inches of snow in Longmont, Colorado today.

My goal when I retired from the tropics was to never sweat again. Today I remembered that vow as I shoveled with three layers of clothes on and no sweat! I succeeded!

Last night I also had no heat in the house while it was snowing as I'm installing a new furnace and they couldn't get it finished yesterday. Yea, I feel like a Sherpa again!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 21, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
Nothing like going bonkers in the opposite direction eh Jan!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Nov 21, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
Bridger looking good, but I won't be there until January
Credit: SCseagoat

Kirkwood, not so...but getting there
Credit: SCseagoat
And I don't know what's happening at the other places the Epic Pass is good for. I think they added several resorts.

Susan
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2013 - 06:17pm PT
TheBig from Whitefish Lake. . . DOOD!

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cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Nov 21, 2013 - 07:33pm PT


eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 21, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
LET'S GO!

:-)
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 21, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Cintune,was that today?

Lots of Love for Gore.

How about the glades?
cintune

climber
The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Nov 21, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
That was last season, but they're opening a few top-to-bottom trails next weekend. We go up every Christmas. And I can't wait....
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 21, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
Yeah Man,That is one damn nice mountain.

Just had to ask,snows coming this weekend they say,maybe.....
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
. . . . IT SNOWED!

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Missing photo ID#331747
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Nov 24, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
Junkboarding Today!
Credit: wilbeer
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 1, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
Credit: wilbeer


Skiing 3 of 4 days and this is all I have .

It is all good,and can only get better!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 1, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Wilbeer, very very nice, man and dogs having a wonderful time.
Where my Dad lives in Western Pa he said he had some temps around 12 degrees.
Out here in Cali we are waiting. Waiting. Waiting.
Susan
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 1, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
SC ,Me and a couple buds were heading to Vermont ,when we decided ,there was more snow here [WNY].

One of the main reasons I prefer BC skiing is,I can ski with my dogs.

They really love it.

EDIT;Do not worry,it is not even winter yet.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 1, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
Willbeer is wise.....btw no snow in Springfield Mo. Alas.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Dec 1, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
I'll be working at Kirkwood as a snowboard instructor on weekends. Hopefully I'll see some of you out there :) and hopefully it starts dumping!!!!!

*Continuallysnowdancing

Credit: briham89
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Dec 3, 2013 - 12:36am PT
Mega cold front comming...

EXPECT THAT THE OUTLYING
VALLEYS SURROUNDING RENO-SPARKS WILL ALSO DROP TO BELOW ZERO
ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. SOME OF THE
TEMPERATURES AROUND THE REGION MAY BREAK RECORDS FOR LOWEST
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES AS WELL AS LOWEST MINIMUM TEMPERATURES
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. HOON
Yikes
!
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Dec 3, 2013 - 12:38am PT
rent the demo skis when it gets like this,

no use in tearing off the edges of your own boards,
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 3, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Yep Joey,, here right now at 5,000 feet, its nealry 60 still! By the early am tomorrow here its expected to be in the 20s/30s..And snowing!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 3, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
Yeah Babaay! Less than 1 Hour accumulation in Reno so far, not bad! About time we got a decent storm over here.



Still going

3 Hrs later :)

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 3, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Yep- currently DUMPING at 5000 feet here at the break from the pine nut range to the virginia range. Carson, Reno, Tahoe, MRKL all getting dumped on at current time. And increasing. To be followed by several days of COLD temps.. VERY COLD temps.
bergbryce

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
there has been a huge hole in the precip over the tahoe basin this whole event. we've got maybe 1/4" on the deck and a few measly flakes falling.
truckee seems to be faring a bit better, and reno even better. Seems about right for this year.

Good riddance to 2013, the driest calendar snow year ever for Tahoe. May 2014 be cold and wet.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 3, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
This is coming from the East Beg,, hence you rain shadow effect..3 to 4" here and building rapidly.!
bergbryce

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 3, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Derek, you must have missed this...

No more pictures of snow covered patio furniture!

climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Dec 3, 2013 - 03:59pm PT
Fair nuff lol. Stoked to get out for some turns soon but not looking forward to a job I have to do in Fernley in a couple hours. Folks here are driving 5 Mph yet they still tailgate.. drives me nuts.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 3, 2013 - 04:01pm PT
Just listened to the "traffic report" - which took five minutes to list all the accidents.. Our new batch of flatlanders are now being introduced to the great basin winters...lol!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Dec 3, 2013 - 04:05pm PT

Not snowing here yet but it's supposed to real soon...


EDITED:

I take that back...

I was wrong...

Not going predicted to be 7 degrees tomorrow...

Predicted to be 16 degrees...



That's still fuking COLD!!!...

;-/

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 3, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
Supposed to snow here soon plus the long range (six week) forecast is for below average temps in Arizona. Damn, Angela and I don't go to Patagonia until 2/1....looks like i'll have to ice climb after all.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 3, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
theres always "SLEDS" JD...;-)
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 3, 2013 - 04:18pm PT
Send me one.....actually, Birdbrain Boulevard is in good nic, that might be actually kind of fun.....type 2 anyway.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 3, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
Started snowing in Minden too! I was supposed to clean the backyard. Hmm, too late :)

Credit: moosedrool
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
14 degreeas currently in Moundhouse,with wind chill factor, hgwy 50 is a skating rink-snow/ice packed with many accidents reported. I have folks near my street chaining up to get home to Dayton..


Just got back from town where on the way back i watched a small car zip on off the road into a shallow ditch, and another wreck into the same ditch cuz he was watchin the first wreck lol!
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Currently snowing lightly but enough lay down. Calling for up to 30 inches tonite. Certainly won't help my job. 1/4 of a roof on, 3/4 to go!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Stolen from the Whiteface webcam this morning.

More coming this weekend!

Credit: wilbeer
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
We got 2"; covered the mess in the backyard nicely. Hope it stays that way for a few weeks, or my wife will find out that I actually didn't clean the backyard ;)
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Dec 3, 2013 - 08:33pm PT
Approaching 10" in my yard here on the east side of SLC. More to come, and cold.
This might be the weekend to break out the skis.
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 3, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
Epic drive home tonight.

The road up the mountains to our place was closed for an accident, and the round-about back way is still closed from the floods. The only other way up is "Winding Trail Road" which is a steep, curvy one lane road through a gated community posted "No Tresspassing". Karol drove it once in the daylight and dry conditions when our road was closed, and vowed to not do it again because of the hairpin turns, steep drop offs, and lack of guardrails, but then again she is a bit of a wimp about such things. I had to do it.

Fortunately I had 30 minute-old new sneakers on the Tundra, slipped it into 4WD, and crept up the 10 miles through 4" of untracked powpow. It was dark and the headlights wouldn't show past the falling flakes, so I have no idea how stupid this might have been, but I got home to a big batch of homemade chili.

Prospects are not good for getting down tomorrow, there are severe weather advisories for heavy snow and high winds through Wednesday night. At least I brought home some much needed dog food.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Dec 3, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
4F and snowing out here on the Divide in Montana. Lots of slipping and sliding today as noobies got their first taste of snow on ice on ice.

Saw two slide-offs on the country roads home from the hospital. I plan to watch it fall from a house window tomorrow. So glad I have wood and coffee.

You all stay warm and safe our there on the windy roads, and let's all dream of dragonflyskis. I am going to need to paint my skis, I can see this already. :) Doug once had a polka-dot pair he filmed on one of his Alaska climbing films. Old Super 8 film. :)

And keep on having entirely too much fun. I must ponder stenciling skis with some snowflaked dragonflies.
feralfae
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 3, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Be careful driving in it!

Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 3, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Headed for ND. Into the snow with Thee.....Arrggh.
Ah well, I signed up for it. A few snow slidin' mountains would be handy.
None there. Couple three good hills is all. ((sigh)).
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Dec 4, 2013 - 12:44am PT
stock up on oranges, citrus crop about to take a hit in the central valley,
hossjulia

climber
Dec 4, 2013 - 01:21am PT
snowed all day at 4200', picked up 2-4". Temps plummeted from a high of 40 at 6 am to about 10 now at 10:15pm.

Hope I can make it to Truckee in the morning to get my F-ed up collar bone/neck/shoulder tweaked & acu-punctured. Not even sure I could make a pole plant with out extreme pain right now. FACK!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Dec 4, 2013 - 01:26am PT
12 degrees and dropping in south lake tahoe
Dr.Knox

Trad climber
Salzburg, Austria
Dec 4, 2013 - 08:35am PT
Snow in Austria, Kitzbühel
Snow in Austria, Kitzbühel
Credit: Dr.Knox

And in the back - Kaisergebirge
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 4, 2013 - 10:26am PT
Started later than forecast but currently snowing nicely in Ouray. 12 in. on Red Mt. Pass last night with more to come.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 10:45am PT
Been outta town for a couple days and came home to 4 inches here. . . completely tracked out by elk, deer, ermine, fox, turkey and BEAR.

DOOD!

There wouldn't have been this kind of traffic if I'd'a been home!

WHOA!

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 4, 2013 - 11:27am PT
its 6 degrees above here this am...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 4, 2013 - 11:31am PT
Funk snow
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Oh yeah. . . it's cold here, too. . . 4F. With a gnarly inversion. The webcam on TheBig shows SUNNY and clear. . . but the low lying areas are socked in. . . can't see any of the 360 degree mountains surrounding me up here. . . it's all gray like I'm out on the prairie or something.

So far. . . in 11 years, here, I haven't seen any rhyme or reason to the weather patterns. . . other than a shift from a Continental to Intermountain to Maritime, read: an EVER WARMING, snowpack.

WEIRD!
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 4, 2013 - 11:40am PT
So far. . . in 11 years, here, I haven't seen any rhyme or reason to the weather patterns. . . other than a shift from a Continental to Intermountain to Maritime, read: EVER WARMING, snowpack.

That can't be good. You're going to end up with Montana cement.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 11:46am PT
That can't be good. You're going to end up with Montana cement.

Already have. . . it was a challenge to the Alpine areas. . . they're not used to having to HAVE to groom. . . but the new owners of TheBig have figured it out. . . after a hundred skiers have tracked it all out, there's nothin' very fun about trying to ski through mashed potatoes. . . the locals (born and raised on freguent pooferschnee) ridin' early risers on 110 inches of groomed snow HATE IT. . . but. . . they'll figure it out. . . ya gotta be on the right stuff so you can ride a flat ski, find an edge (the right one) when you need it. . . and TURN UP THE HEAT!

:-)

This coming from someone who was born and raised on Mammoth Mountain. . . they wrote the frikken book on grooming an ever-warming snowpack!
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 4, 2013 - 11:53am PT
EKat, what is the elevation at the base of The Big?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2013 - 12:10pm PT

EKat, what is the elevation at the base of The Big?

Base ~ 4700 ft
Summit ~ 6790 ft

Which, as you probably know, is still pretty high, considering how far north it is . . . since life zones change as you travel north.

BUT. . . and there's always a BUTT (if you're an Alpine skierlady). . . the times they are-a-changin'!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 6, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Snow Bump, or is that a mogul?

Starting to fall lightly here in Redding,
had a low of 20 deg. this morning,
expecting up to 3 in. overnight.
Been real cold for here,
I don't ski, but Mt. Shasta Ski Park has been makin snow for the past few days, boarders and skiers rejoice!

Tad

eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
IT SNOWED!

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Missing photo ID#333838
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 6, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
That^^^^,looks awesome.

62f here yesterday,lost our groove.Damn.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
FIFTEEN BELOW here. . . at noon!

MotherFather!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 6, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Redding update,
6 inches in my yard,
I-5 closed to tractor trailers,
chains required 10 mi. north of Redding.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 7, 2013 - 12:04am PT
Snowing here at 5000' moundhouse.. It warmed up to close to 30!
bergbryce

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 7, 2013 - 08:29am PT
14" on the ground in town in South Lake. It was nuking last night and it was awesome. Praise Ullr.
adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
Dec 7, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Snowwww
Snowwww
Credit: adikted
Still coming down in Tahoe City!!

Greg
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 7, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Woke to this
6 in. in yard
6 in. in yard
Credit: T Hocking
12-7-13
12-7-13
Credit: T Hocking
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 7, 2013 - 11:32am PT
6 to 8" here at 5000'
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Dec 7, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Adikted, you know it's snowing hard when it turns your whole world sideways!
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 14, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Still comin' down....

Makes the hike to the outdoor jacuzzi a little more of an alpine adven...
Makes the hike to the outdoor jacuzzi a little more of an alpine adventure...
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Dec 14, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Crow rippin it up.



Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 14, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Snowed for the first time in Cairo in over 100 years. However NBC news tonight said: "just a skiff of snow."

Sooooo-----reader beware. These images may be photoshopped.

Credit: Fritz
Credit: Fritz
Credit: Fritz
Credit: Fritz
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 14, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Looks like powdered sugar on them pyramids...yum!
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Dec 14, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
SNOW JOB



I RECALL DRIVING THROUGH A SNOW STORM ALL THE WAY FROM BISHOP TO LANCASTER ONCE. CAN'T RECALL WHAT YEAR IT WAS. DO RECALL THAT THERE WASN'T MUCH TRAFFIC
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 14, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
I RECALL DRIVING THROUGHT A SNOW STORM ALL THE WAY FROM BISHOP TO LANCASTER ONCE. CAN'T RECALL WHAT YEAR IT WAS. DO RECALL THAT THERE WASN'T MUCH TRAFFIC
I drove from Mojave to Bishop one time in a snow storm. The road was only open to those with 4wd, and there weren't many cars, either. It was about 1988.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Dec 14, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
1988 TIMEFRAME IS ABOUT RIGHT, MAYBE WE PASSED EACH OTHER.

WE WERE IN A LITTLE HONDA STATION WAGON WHICH COULD HARDLY KEEP THE SNOW OFF THE WINDOWS.





wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 15, 2013 - 08:01am PT
Like a SOaB.
Credit: wilbeer

A Great resource:www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html?ql=station&zoom=&loc=44.23+N%2C

Gone Skiing!Cheers
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:23am PT
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2013 - 11:03am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#335239
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 15, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Its brutal here right now



I need a cold beer!



DMT
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 15, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Warmist^^^^^^ha ha ha *It is still snowing.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Dec 15, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
nice legs, DMT

yeah it just stopped snowing a couple hours ago. we got over a foot of snizzow.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Colden Slides
Colden Slides
Credit: alex
A skier friend sent this tonight,A spot where BC skiers around here all know.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Dec 15, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
I dig the panorama, eKat.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 2, 2014 - 07:10am PT
I have actually heard the word "Blizzard" today at least 5 times.

We shall see!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 2, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
Hey Wilbeer, heard the same thing talking with my 91 year old Dad last night who lives in Western Pa. I admonished him NOT to get out on the snow blower. He has assured me that he's finally hired that out.
Stay warm and safe all you East Coasters!!! I'm headed out for a bike ride in regular bike shorts. Go figure...too warm here actually.

Susan
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 2, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
GUESS WHAT!!!!???? IT'S STILL NOT SNOWING IN TAHOE!!!!!!










At least the climbing is good.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 2, 2014 - 01:22pm PT
Chance of light snow next week and then the high pressure ridge returns for most of January.... I'm trying to stay positive but man I chose a sh#t year to move to Tahoe.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 2, 2014 - 01:26pm PT
It's the whole west coast this year Brian! The only escape is north or inland. When i say north, i mean prince george north!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 2, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
How's Whistler Mike? I'm thinking about watching the weather up there and making a trip so I can get my pow fix.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jan 2, 2014 - 01:55pm PT
Depression and sense of doom is the prevailing mood here in the Tahoe Sierra. Yea you can go climbing but man it's January, things are not right! There's been talk in the Trench of burning the Ghoulwe snow god Ningue and to praise Ullr, these are times that test faith.
Credit: Charlie D.