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eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 01:58pm PT
It's been snowin' here. . . but with that came the holiday crowds. . . I am seriously counting the days til they all go home!

:-)

Big's got just under 7 feet!

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HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jan 2, 2014 - 02:05pm PT
hey eKat
what's with yer piston bully fetish??
;-)

Ain't snowin' OR rainin' here in the SCruz mts. I took a cross country hike on New Year's Eve and the criks which should be runnin' well by now are just pathetic trickles. All the ground is dust. The last rain here was Dec 8 and we've only got 2.8" total fer the season. Last year we were at 21" and THAT was a dry winter.

Flew over the Sierra on Monday coming home from the East coast. Good snow cover on the peaks west of Pine Creek Pass but all the foothills and the east bay hills are brown.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 2, 2014 - 02:17pm PT
http://www.earlyups.com/videos/ht-fk-conditions-is-that-a-likebomb/

Sh#t f*#k conditions......everyone with low snow has to watch this now haha
SOOOOO GNARLY!!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 2, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Where is the damned snow???

Not in the Lake Tahoe area :(

Why is it snowing in Chicago? There is no mountains in Chicago.

That's messed up, man!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 02:46pm PT
what's with yer piston bully fetish??

Have you ever driven a PistEn (as in piste) Bully?

They are an anal retent's dream come true. . . the next best thing is a Zamboni!

All it takes is 5 minutes in one of those things to be hooked for life.

FUNNY. . . the cat in that BigMtn webcam shot is probably a Bombardier, though.

:-)
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jan 2, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
In the Northeast, a couple of days of rain, snow and ice before Christmas and now this.
The ice should be getting FAT in New England. Just wait a week for the stuff to consolidate.

hey there eKat
in fact I have driven one. An ancient growler (can't remember the brand name except I remember changing the plugs on the anemic Falcon straight six engine) when I was working maintenance at Solitude back in the stone age. Crawling through deep powder up to the top lift stations to get the communications equipment in order so they could open. Hoping the beast didn't slide sideways and backwards down a couple of gullies.
Dyamn, I'd almost forgotten about that pay-my-way-through-college job.

YUP it was a Tucker. Even new, they looked like they'd been welded up by an Oklahoma farmer! No wonder the Euros/Canucks have taken over the market. As they have so many markets, like buses, mass transit movers etc etc.

Stop you?
as if that were possible!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 03:02pm PT
HohMahn. . . I have driven some really funky snow cats! A particular Tucker comes to mind. . . all kinds of tall and tippy. . . YIKES!

So far, the Kassbohrer Pisten Bully is the finest. . . sorta like the Mercedes of snow cats!

:-)

I've also driven a high end Kassborrer Setra tour bus. . . they're remarkable.

I just have a thing for certain high end, precision machines. . . whether it's a Sikorsky, a Pisten Bully, a Zamboni. . .

SOMEBODY STOP ME!

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jan 2, 2014 - 03:38pm PT
Ooohhh Dawggy! Pisten Bully is the bees knees of kitty cats, that's for sure. When u run em like they do here, only the best will do!!

Took this yesterday.



Brian-

Snow conditions are severly lacking here too. It will come. It's snowing a bit today.

Blackcomb Glacier has a few holes in it still.. ;)
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Jan 2, 2014 - 06:32pm PT
Yep,It is a full on "Blizzard".One inch an hour easy,50 ft. visibilty,It just took me 45 minutes to drive 14 miles.

Sorry,eKat.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 2, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
My neighbor took this shot of me about 2 hrs ago.
67K20 earning it's keep.
67K20 earning it's keep.
Credit: tradmanclimbs
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 06:46pm PT
BigMike. . . that thing is gorgeous. . . I remember you postin' up some shots of your Pisten Bully parking area up there. . . damn. . . all them there bitchen red units all plugged in, READY TO ROLL!

LOVE IT!

:-)
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2014 - 06:50pm PT
Stop you?
as if that were possible!

HA!

Yer killin' me, HT!

:-)
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Jan 2, 2014 - 08:20pm PT
I'm praying like a little kid that the sky drops enough snow that we can use our new snowshoes tomorrow. (Thanks, mom!)

Walking home from the bus stop was a bit on the frigid side, but frigid temps + darkness = a blanket of snow crystals as far as you can see...herrlich!

But, I have a bone to pick with the Weather Channel...since when did they start naming snow storms??? Hercules? Seriously? It'll be maybe 10-15" of snow -- what's the rest of the country going to think?!! Hercules deserves better, like 3', maybe.
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Jan 2, 2014 - 08:25pm PT

There's no snow in Tahoe because it's all on the roads in Colorado and Wyoming. ;-)

I've had some hellacious driving lately.
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:09pm PT
There is plenty here in the Bronx tonight too ;)
Our cat must be descended from snow leopards because she wants to go back out in it.....
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 2, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
What Jan said! We're holed up here in northwestern Wyo, snowshoeing and shoveling. We made s'mores tonight around a fire and ran back into the cabin to eat them, the wind is so strong.
Bonnie and Clyde, enormous black lab siblings, sat this one out inside! Though they did have two hikes in the snow today.

Credit: Jaybro
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
TheBig's GOT SNOW. . .

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But. . . it's also got all these dads. . .

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I'm actually heading down there Monday for DAY FRIKKEN ONE!

This holiday season has been EXCRUCIATING! Usually there's enough snow to tour on around here while I wait for the crowds to GO HOME. . .but all we've got up here at the Canadian border is WATER ICE. . . and not the skatin' kind!

STILL COUNTIN' THE DAYS, MOTHER FATHER!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 3, 2014 - 12:50pm PT
WOW eKat that roof is gnarly!!!

Day 19 in progress for me right now at Heavenly :) the snow is bad, but I can't complain, I'll pass 150,000 vertical feet today.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
Jan 3, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
I give up on getting this upright.!
I give up on getting this upright.!
Credit: LilaBiene

Apparently, Heaven is only two feet from our front door. ")
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2014 - 10:13am PT
LAST DAY OF CHRISTMAS VACATION:

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That means my skeezin season starts TOMORROW, suckas!

:-)

P.S. A N D. . . that gnarly snow covered roof is still there. . . my mind is blown.

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