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Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 20, 2012 - 11:04pm PT
I bet. So? It was good for you?

Anybody do Lavanche today?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2012 - 11:29pm PT
Cool pics slr!! Thanks for the write up!

Looks like you had fun up there Susan! Don't you hate it when then groom good powder!! ;)

Bruce! First rule of fight club man!! Yes three laps today and three yesterday. It was EPIC!!!


So juicy up there today. The alpine was open and I didn't even care.

Whistler may get more snow as per pig alley, but it's rigged! That spot is a notorious wind deposit. Beautifully sheltered and snow just seems to add up there. They posted 50cms this morning which was the whistler number but then quickly changed it to 34 when Blackcomb reported.....


Just a couple pics today. It was GO, GO, GO!

The truck





Wizard line, 8:00am


That's it for today, but tomorrow is looking good!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:20am PT
Secret weapon
Secret weapon
Credit: RyanD

It was good Bruce but ripping the plastic off this thing for tomorrow is going to feel much better. Looking forward to lower mtn pow tomorrow!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 21, 2012 - 12:23am PT
I skied past south side deli yesterday and it was tempting but I really doubt its fat enough yet. I bet I would have jumped in regardless this morning!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2012 - 02:54am PT
Nice deck Ryan!! I got a new one too!


Now that we officially have over 200cms I can bring it out! Speaking of which I should probably go scrape it.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 21, 2012 - 03:20am PT
Yeah Big Mike, didn't see your post above but i'll give u a shout when i get up there to see where ur at, would be fun to hook up for a lap.
gf

climber
Dec 21, 2012 - 08:53am PT
After a rest day to recover from 6 in a row dawn patrols we are back at it this am -the double crown of holyburn and strachan loom -pieps on high though, we'll be sticking to the trees.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 21, 2012 - 09:00am PT
ata boy greg. let your go pro freak flag fly

Next few days are looking very very promising. A cool stationary trough with a little cold outflow from the interior. Stability likely to heal up nicely with only minor additions of light fluff on the existing right side up . White christmas in Vancouver?

http://wxmaps.org/pix/avnmr.72hr.html
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 21, 2012 - 10:24am PT
Credit: east side underground
sliding has been really good here on the eastside, very cold temps with the fluffy variety. 3' - 5' , that 's 1 - 1.5 meters for you hosiers eh, expected this weekend. Looks like the lower elevations will see some action.......yes... thankyou... photo of whistler... don't know the name of the lift....... edit.. the Palisades, the Chamonix of the eastside.....u-notch can be rowdy..... then there is the clyde couliar..... "v'' notch...... underhillll..... thunderbolt...... nw silll....... nw temple.....
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 21, 2012 - 11:21am PT
great pics slr,going near there this springhttp://www.skitheeast.net/videos/view/376880311/spencer
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 21, 2012 - 11:33am PT
Credit: Annie Leduc
Credit: Annie Leduc
Credit: Annie Leduc
Credit: Annie Leduc
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 21, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
Gimme a call Ryan!! Pow!!
gf

climber
Dec 21, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
Bruce -it rocked! Rumour has it a ST lurker who was out on DP today will post up a shot or two of one of our intrepid group dropping into the "dadoir"
I hope to get some in tomorrow but then off to the ancestral homestead by jordan river for xmas -the only sliding there involves a wool lined wetsuit and my trusty walden 8'0"
Plumbbob

Mountain climber
Juneau, AK
Dec 21, 2012 - 08:24pm PT
If folks havent seen this article about the avalance just out of bounds at Stevens Pass last Spring. Here is a link.

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek

Bob Plumb
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 21, 2012 - 08:35pm PT
iPhone sideways fail
iPhone sideways fail
Credit: briham89

Whiteout and high winds at kirkwood today. Only one lower lift open :(

Now to find a place to sleep in my car and pray the top of the mountain opens tomorrow.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 21, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
Whiteout and high winds at kirkwood today. Only one lower lift open :(

Oh boy...we pulled into the parking lot at 8:30 am and thought this doesn't look too good and came home. But we had 3 good days up there. We'll head back up after this storm moves through. Looks like a good dump!

Susan
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 21, 2012 - 08:48pm PT
Good call Susan. I'm just hoping for lower winds tomorrow.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 22, 2012 - 09:45am PT
Sounds like a you're going to have a great time wilbeer. How much time will you have? Have you been there before?

It's a long walk to Sam Mack Meadow, which is where most people camp. I just really hate that steep climb out of the meadow every morning, although that means you get an exhilarating descent back into the meadow at the end of the day. Plus in Sam mack Meadow you're in a hole and can't really see very much.

That's why I like to move my high camp up onto the moraine, above the lake at the foot of the Palisade Glacier. The view is spectacular!
Palisade glacier in early July
Palisade glacier in early July
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

It take a Herculean effort to get all the way up to the moraine with all of your gear. But to me, it's worth it.

Later in the summer you'll be skiing on corn in shorts and T-shirts!
Thunderbolt Glacier
Thunderbolt Glacier
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 22, 2012 - 11:52am PT
SLR - I've heard those rumors about the amazing spring skiing in the Sierra. Our spring skiing is spotty at best, something about the elevation and weather I guess. Is it true that you guys really get a dependable period of good corn skiing every year?
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Dec 22, 2012 - 01:01pm PT
I've been skiing on the Palisade Glacier as early as mid-April and as late as late July. For optimal conditions you've gotta watch the snowpack and pick the right conditions. But yeah - you can reliably ski corn every year.

I would say that the best time for corn is probably mid-to-late June, before the suncups appear and get too gnarly. Believe me, trying to ski frozen sun cups before the afternoon thaw is a thrash. (:

Norman Clyde's favorite area was Rock Creek - much easier access (trailhead at 10,000 feet) and lots of rolling terrain.

Palisades in April - full-on winter conditions
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Palisades in June - sometimes not much different than winter
Sam Mack Meadow in early June
Sam Mack Meadow in early June
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Some outstanding breakable crust in May
Palisade Glacier
Palisade Glacier
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat
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