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bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Dec 3, 2012 - 10:24am PT
that was a really disappointing book, imho.
it was a struggle for me to finish.

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 3, 2012 - 11:10am PT
looks like your big storm is done. how'd the mountains fare out of it?
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 11:45am PT
Yeah. . . here's that 200+ inch storm that fell on Mt Shasta!

:-)

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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 3, 2012 - 01:03pm PT
Ive had Life of Pi sitting on my nightstand for a long time, Burl gave it to me. Haven't cracked it. Worthy read?

I'm told it's excellent. I don't know. I don't like to spoil my movie viewing experience by reading the book ;).
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 3, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
The movie was better than I expected but I've heard the book is excellent.
For those of us with ADD the movie will have to do. But the Meerkats were
a bit much.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Dec 3, 2012 - 02:27pm PT
If i do get my flu shot, that's what makes me fat, right?

lol
John M

climber
Dec 3, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
We got 9 inches or rain here in Wawona and 10.5 inches at the south gate in 5 days. If that had been snow at badger it would have been epic. High snow lines and just enough time between to empty the streams and it did no damage.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 3, 2012 - 02:55pm PT
Haven't seen the movie, but Life of Pi was a most excellent book.
John M

climber
Dec 3, 2012 - 03:07pm PT

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IN INCHES FROM 400 PM PST TUE NOV
27 THROUGH 600 AM PST MON DEC 03...

...CALIFORNIA...
BRANDY CREEK (SHASTA) 23.48
STERLING CITY (FEATHER) 21.24
SIMS 17.90
PETROLIA 7.4 SE 17.50
NORTH COAST CAMP SIX 16.64
BRIDGEVILLE 5.2 ENE 15.72
OAK MOUNTAIN 15.16
MIRANDA 4.1 SW 14.98
CAZADERO 6.9 WNW 14.45
KINGVALE 1.3 WSW 14.37
LOS GATOS 6.1 S 13.89
BLUE CANYON 13.41
REDWAY 1.8 WSW 13.39
BRANDY CRK 12.60
SECRET TOWN 12.55
BEALE AFB/MARYSVILLE 9.55
SAN FRANCISCO INTL AIRPORT 4.09

If that 23 inches of rain had fallen as snow..
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
8 1/2" total for storm.
Near Castle Rock
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 3, 2012 - 04:33pm PT
BRANDY CREEK (SHASTA) 23.48

That's Shasta County. . . way down the5 near Redding. . . it has nothing to do with Mt. Shasta.

John M

climber
Dec 3, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
I understand that Ekat. All I meant was that the moisture was in that storm and if just a few small things would have been different, such as snow level, then we could have had more epic conditions.

Plus the storm spread itself out just enough to keep many streams and rivers from flooding.

Some people were saying that this really wasn't that big of a storm. I was refuting that. 23 inches is a whole lot of moisture. So was the 9 inches we got here in Wawona.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 3, 2012 - 05:36pm PT
Sucka fish creek got 6 inches....RJ
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:13pm PT
The same storm piled up a bunch of snow in Idaho's Mountains.

Some of it avalanched on Sun Valley's ski mountain, but since it happened at night, no deaths or injuries.

Buried Seattle Ridge chairlift on Monday morning.
Buried Seattle Ridge chairlift on Monday morning.
Credit: Fritz
http://www.ktvb.com/news/Avalanche-at-Sun-Valleys-Bald-Mountain-181917921.html?fb_action_ids=3959837565494&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%223959837565494%22%3A252776234851774%7D&action_type_map=%7B%223959837565494%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%7D&action_ref_map=[]

SUN VALLEY -- The Sun Valley Ski Patrol reported an avalanche Monday morning.

Jack Sibbach, Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Sun Valley Company, said, "This was a big one."

Sibbach said the avalanche occurred on Lookout Bowl and slid down the length of the mountain. The Ski Patrol noticed the slide and reported it Monday morning. There is no way of knowing exactly when the avalanche occurred, according to Sibbach.

Sibbach said a pile of snow from the avalanche had gathered at the base of the Seattle Ridge lift. There was no damage to the lift.

Lookout Bowl was not open at the time of the avalanche and is currently still closed.

No one was injured in the naturally occurring slide.

Sibbach said the resort has received 35 inches of new snow since Friday. Winds were high and visibility was low on Sunday. In fact, the resort had to close a few lifts Sunday because of high winds.

Tuesday update:


The Sawtooth National Forest Avalanche Center is reporting considerable avalanche danger in the Sawtooths, along with the North, Central, and South Wood River Valley.

Scott Savage with the avalanche center says two factors are contributing to the avalanche danger.
The first factor, or primary avalanche concern, is a layer of wind affected snow called a "slab" that built up during last weekend's storm.

The second factor, or secondary avalanche concern, is made of two weakened layers in the snowpack buried deep beneath much of the snow in higher elevations.

Anyone going into these mountain areas is cautioned to read the avalanche center's full report, and stay below higher elevations with open, exposed slopes.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:15pm PT
getting sprinkles on and off here on the mound 5000'..
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