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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Carson Pass

Heard things were good up at Carson Pass after last week's new snow, so myself, Rick, Fernando, Adam, and Adam's buddy Walden met up at the parking lot at 8:00am. Snow skied great, it still hadn't fully consolidated.




Our Tracks

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tamarack Peak

A week ago I probably would have said it wasn't worth heading back off the Mt Rose Highway anymore, head for the closed ski resort if you want some skiing. But after a week of snow (and rain), I figured it was worth a look. Snow was actually very spring like, soft 1/2-1" on a carvable base. After skiing the gut of Hourglass Bowl I went back up and skied one of my favorite little north facing lines that I hadn't skied yet this year. I then headed over to Proletariat bowl, very rocky and the snow as softer then the first two lines. A great day of backcountry skiing in Tahoe!

Rose with a fresh coat of snow up high.

Top of Hourglass with Houghton behind

Springy snow on run #2

View towards the meadows

Run #3, found a few rocks in there

Snow "almost" to the car

Monday, May 26, 2008

Mt Lassen Skiing

Finally, what we came for:


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mt Lassen Camping

It's been one of the driest springs in recent history, of course, the weekend we have 17 people heading for Mt Lassen it decides to rain and snow. They even reclosed the road Friday night. Still, we ate VERY well and had a great time "luxury" car camping.

Use #2 for air mattress pump


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

F#!@ Yeah - Battle Abbey Feb 2007 Video

Steve put together a great video from our Battle Abbey trip last year:


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mt Scowden

Today we left a car down in Lundy Canyon (we were able to drive all the way to the trailhead) and then drove up to Saddlebag Lake Rd. near Tioga Pass. We climbed up toward Tioga Peak from the snow covered road, then contoured along the Tioga Crest towards Mt. Scowden. We gained the ridge a bit sooner then we needed too and ended up going up and down a bit as we contoured, but it was beautiful terrain. It was a bit late in the day by the time we reached our goal, but the NW aspect and a breeze that blew most of the day kept the snow really nice.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Virginia Lake - Black Peak

It's just sitting there waiting...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

East Sierra Camp

After recon drivebys of the Green Creek Couloir and VA Lakes and a stop by to say hello to the Simeons we found a great little camping spot. Plan is to ski VA Lake tomorrow and a car shuttle down to Lundy Canyon with John on Saturday.