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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 18, 2014 - 10:56am PT
Seriously, this is getting VERY serious. This thread should be on the front page every day highlighting all kinds of outrageous snow adventures…. It's a sad sad season here in California. I'll be leaving hotter-than-summer-temps in Santa Cruz soon for Bozeman and hoping that at least up there they are getting some reasonable stuff. Haven't been on boards since December. Not good. not good. Getting tired of two wheels.

Susan

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 18, 2014 - 11:45am PT
Bruce said
ts called the climate change deniers are wacked thread.

Geez Bruce, ah, duh, I totally get that. I'm lamenting the outcome.
As for my CO2 emissions. Being retired they are pretty reduced. (Unless I eat something funky). I probably bike, hike and run more miles in a month than I now drive.

But thanks for the education, anyway.

Susan
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 18, 2014 - 01:14pm PT
Get used to it.

Yep, 'fraid so. The bitch is that at my age it's not like my skill increases every year, but certainly my caution does. The last few years I've had to really take stock every time I went to buy a new bike or new skis…."at my age is this really a wise investment?" The problem is you get to a certain age where you can finally afford the equipment that could have made a huge difference when I was younger.
OK enough, boo hoo, I'm getting old crap.
End of thread drift, back to regularly scheduled Shredding!

Susan
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 18, 2014 - 02:35pm PT
Trying to keep a positive attitude up here in Tahoe. It's sad up here :( but going xc skiing today :)
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 18, 2014 - 03:41pm PT
Trying to keep a positive attitude up here in Tahoe
Thanks Brian. I had hoped to bump into you at Kirkwood, it may still happen. Otherwise I'm riding my bikes but missing my bike mechanic ;)
I hope you guys are still having a good time…I'm sure you are!

Susan
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 18, 2014 - 09:19pm PT
Thanks Susan. It's ups and downs here. We are still having a blast, but man....I miss the white stuff!!! Hopefully we'll get some snow and I'll see you at Kirkwood! But until then, enjoy this awesome cycling and climbing weather!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 23, 2014 - 07:49pm PT
IT'S SNOWING IN TAHOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unpredicted and awesome! Will probably be just a dusting but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Stevee B

Trad climber
Oakland, CA
Jan 23, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
It's something. Praise Ullr.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:01pm PT
Spring skiing in January !

So I took a chance on a seemingly healed knee without a ligament and pushed off from the chairlift at the top of Cypress today...

It was incredible to go skiing again. 4 hours of bliss with a get out of jail free card fully redeemed !

Doesn't this picture make your think of a Tami cartoon ?

Credit: Jim Brennan
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Feb 2, 2014 - 12:29am PT
Got some fresh turns in the backcountry today

Credit: briham89

I'm stoked winter is back in Tahoe. Hopefully it continues...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 2, 2014 - 01:42am PT
Good to see u back on the horse Jim!
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
January sucked, February is pissed off so far, I might get to ride this year. So far it's been a bad year to buy the girlfriend a snowboard.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:20pm PT
I'm at kirkwood right now. 4-6" in the last 24 and it's nice and fluffy!

We are going to get absolutely hammered by this storm coming in!!!!
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
Sh#t yeah briham, we need it. Enjoy your turns.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 11, 2014 - 11:55am PT
Ya boys! Nice to see everyone getting some turns! Hey Nature! I know you got some pow pics! Post em up! Colorado is going off!!

We had a nice little system over the past 24hrs which has resulted in about 15 new centimetres. Boy did we need it.

Beauty day


Groomers are sweet!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 12, 2014 - 11:13am PT
My truck turned into a mushroom overnight.


Yesterday was ok, but a little bit of dry snow over ice makes for some interesting icy/powder conditions..

It was beautiful out though.


I'm trying out the excalibur midstation approach today.


Should be a sweet day!!
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Feb 12, 2014 - 12:58pm PT
Nice Mike! I'm at heavenly right now, everything off piste is garbage....must have melted and froze. I think I might have to rally for some bc action later...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 14, 2014 - 04:42pm PT
Credit: SCseagoat

Valentines Day....Bridger....works for me...

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2014 - 05:00pm PT
Sick Brian and Susan! It looks like this snow is just going to keep coming and the jetstream is gonna dip down south again next week so hopefully we all just keep getting precip!

I'm on a day off because the next three days look epic and i was too lazy to get up early this morning.. So I'm watching olympics and doing physio instead.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2014 - 11:08am PT
Woke up at six this morning and checked the numbers. 30cms was definitely worth waking up for.

Less snow in the Valley


A wee line for fresh tracks breakfast at The Roundhouse.


The Blackcomb line is pretty manageable at 7:30.


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