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wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 21, 2012 - 08:21am PT
great pics slr,going near there this springhttp://www.skitheeast.net/videos/view/376880311/spencer
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 21, 2012 - 08:33am 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 - 11:09am PT
Gimme a call Ryan!! Pow!!
gf

climber
Dec 21, 2012 - 11:54am 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 - 05:24pm 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 - 05:35pm 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 - 05:39pm 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 - 05:48pm 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 - 06:45am 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 - 08:52am 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 - 10:01am 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
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 22, 2012 - 10:04am PT
this last season,, you would have been skiing on more scree than snow...
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 22, 2012 - 10:22am PT
Credit: east side underground
"winter conditions in April"....... my favorite time of year
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Dec 22, 2012 - 10:28am PT
Credit: east side underground
stoke for sliding...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
Thanks for the pics SLR! Looks like a fun zone. Not exactly sure what Bruce is on about.. There is usually plenty of corn around here in the late spring early summer. I'm usually too busy climbing by that point though..

Allright, I managed to get a few laps in yesterday, before we headed down to squish for Perry's do.

We got 15cms overnight.



I didn't get many pics, but this was last run.




Pillows=Love.





Heaven on earth!





First person this season. Gotta love it!
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Dec 22, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
I'm just hoping for lower winds tomorrow.

briham89, I'm wondering if you are snowed in a Kirkwood right now. 3 feet of new in the forecast there today, another 3 feet tomorrow. Should be amazing conditions when it clears up Christmas Eve..... then more snow in the forecast. And its staying COLD though all of these events.

http://snowforecast.com/resorts/4350-kirkwood-mountain-resort
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Dec 22, 2012 - 01:55pm PT

briham89, I'm wondering if you are snowed in a Kirkwood right now. 3 feet of new in the forecast there today, another 3 feet tomorrow. Should be amazing conditions when it clears up Christmas Eve..... then more snow in the forecast. And its staying COLD though all of these events.

Unfortunately I had pretty bad luck. I slept in my car last night....it consisted of sort of sleeping because my car kept shaking from the insane wind. I woke up this morning and it was snowing and blowing even harder than yesterday. They had guns going all over the place so I was hoping the wind calmed and stuff would open. 9am rolls around and no chairs are moving. I also check hwy 88 status and it is closing at 10am (I have to be home tonight). I wait around a little longer to try and get in at least one run, but nothing is moving and I reluctantly drive home :( after all that waiting I wish I could be there tomorrow and Monday, but unfortunately have to be done on LA for xmas....oh well

Looks like they only opened 7 today....god damn all that untouched snow on top is going to be deepppppp when they get it opened.

Btw mike those pillows are rad!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 22, 2012 - 02:16pm PT

Looks like they only opened 7 today....god damn all that untouched snow on top is going to be deepppppp when they get it opened

oh boy oh boy...Monday looks like it.... yippee, the couple days rest was nice, but this cannot be denied!


Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 22, 2012 - 02:42pm PT
Too bad Briham!! Sometimes you gotta pay your dues to get the goods and sometimes it just doesn't work out. Too bad you couldn't wait it out. I love living at my resort, sleeping in my bed and being 5 minutes from the lift. To think we almost moved south this year! I grew up doing the drive every weekend, so I really appreciate the effort it takes.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Dec 22, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
finally gettin some up here
finally gettin some up here
Credit: wilbeer
great info slr,im hoping to ski at least 4-5 days in the sierras,maybe camp.dmt and cragman turned me on to elderberry canyon on mt tom,depending on conditions ,that ones a go.i have been to eastern sierra twice, 1980 and 1981.i never skied,nor climbed then.but not this time ,after some skiing i plan to climb for a week down towards the valley.then head to orange county,to meet my wife at her sisters place.great pics too
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