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Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:03pm PT
Riley, where did you ski? We've gotten a whole lot of dick and squat out here in CO.

All the resorts I'm aware of that are open are on man-made.

Send some our way!

Copper Mountain - man made but it was spectacular groomed skiing. Perfect for teaching my kids and i was back on skis for the first time in almost two decades so it was perfect for me as well- I think i am over boarding - so nice not to have to sit down and hop around on one foot -really really love the new Parabolic time I ever used them and I was better after 2 days than I was ever was on 2x4s..yayayaya

Skiing 165 parablics - last time I skiis i was i was on 225s!!!

You are ons of the boys TR..

But let me add . Boys and girls!!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. They forecast Sandy demolishing New York almost a whole week out with erie accuracy on all counts. I think forecasters have made leaps and bounds in the past decade or so. I hope they're wrong at least in terms of the precip amounts. No one needs 250 mills in 3 days! I bet you guys also hope they're off in freezing levels eh?
Captain...or Skully

Nov 28, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
Step-in snowboarders only sit down when they're tired. We don't run no "strappy Nelsons"...Those guys missed the boat. Poor bastards.

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:21pm PT
You are ons of the boys TR..

haha, yup :)

Social climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:58am PT
Has anybody posted this link ?
Sure looks like N CA is going to be pounded. Wishin' all yooz to batten down the hatches and use your avalanche poodles when out on the hills.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:19am PT
I still love Boarding - dont get me wrong - I hadnt touched skis, except for one alpine traverse, in 16 years or more.
But the new skis are awesome - I had 5 days with no falls and that dont happen with boarding.

I have used those kick in bindings years ago - wondering where they went...they were good.

But what did me in a bit for boarding is the fact that twice last year i almost tore every ligament in my knee - pushing up on the lift line I hit a stretch of ice and the board went one way and my knee tried to go another way - never have i felt the anatomy of my knee like that,,,lol
And I'm tired of imagining i am going to buy a split - time to hit the back country.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:11am PT
You're all a bunch of weather wankers and pussies and full of wind.

God gave us Gore-Tex and we still talk about the weather! Sheesh!

As if we can do anything! F'n Dingus...

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:16am PT
Send it to the mountains where it belongs. Spare the desert!! There's more climbing to be done!

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:37am PT
Minor Truckee Flooding Possible by Weekend.

Been about 7 years since last one.. Hopefully not this time but...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Truckee River at Vista
* from Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon.
* At 1:15 PM Wednesday the stage was 4.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by Sunday afternoon.
* Impact... at 15.0 feet... minor flooding begins in lowest portions
of the Truckee Meadows, including Truckee River bike path through
Sparks, University farm, Boynton Slough, Rosewood lakes Golf
course. High stages on the Truckee begin to cause backwater
flooding from storm drains in lower Sparks Industrial area, and
along Steamboat Creek.

Flood watch in effect for other areas of CA and NV. Don't be dumb out there.


If you or your business may be in the affected areas here is where you can get free sandbags.

Due to the current weather forecast and the potential for flooding, sandbags and sand will be available to the public at one location beginning Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8 a.m. This site will be accessible and materials will be available daily between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., including this Saturday and Sunday.

Parking lot of Governors Bowl Park located at the end of Line Drive off of East Fourth Street. Line Drive is on the North side of East Fourth Street just East of Sixth Street.

BYOS (Bring Your Own Shovel)

Play Video

Watch a video on how to properly use sandbags
Please be advised that you will need to bring a shovel and fill the sandbags yourself.

Should the potential for flooding and the demand for sandbags increase, we will activate additional sandbag sites pursuant to the city's flood action plan.

Soda Springs, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:53am PT
Yes up at Donner the fluffy 5 inches has been sogged down to 1 by rain...still going to head out for a saturated ski workout, gotta get what I can, someday it will snow, and we will have races!


Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:05am PT
YES Jaybro, i agree, please spare the desert!!!!

Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:50am PT
The Mammoth Mtn web cams are really quite humorous.

Credit: TwistedCrank

Trad climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:09pm PT
Big Mike

Trad climber
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:15pm PT
You guys aren't alone... This is never a good sign....
Looking wet up there....
Looking wet up there....
Credit: Big Mike
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
When I worked at Squaw Valley in 1980, we had a good 6' base by New Years day. A few days later we got hit by the Pineapple Express and it rained continuously for 3 days. The whole East Face of KT-22, Reddog and Reddog Ridge climax avalanched. It took out most of the lower lift towers of Olympic Lady and ruined a lot of buzzez that winter. There were 4' water erosion channels on most of the Mountain Run. This winter could shape up to be something similar IMO.

Truckee, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:28pm PT
Nothing but rain at my house, 40 degrees right now, ~6900 ft. Got a butthair of snow yesterday, but gone.

Biggest Little City, NV
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:55pm PT
howling wind here in South Reno

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Nov 29, 2012 - 12:57pm PT
Here in SoCal, the combination rain guage / squirrel feeder is showing about an eighth of an inch, so we're getting the hell hammered out of us too.

Mountain climber
where the wild things are
Nov 29, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
i'm really mad it's raining so much in the mountains. this is bullsh*t!!
Captain...or Skully

Nov 29, 2012 - 01:56pm PT
Patience. It will come.

T*R edit: Warm is a relative term.
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