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 Post subject: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:51 am 
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Here is a great website for checking the conditions around mammoth. This guy gives a very fair ski report and Some of His photos show areas around town and the crest. Good reference material for BC conditions

http://mammothsnowman.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:02 am 
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So jonsing to ride, I'm sure you are in the same boat Tex :banghead:

Trying to decide on whether or not to head up this weekend or wait for another dump with cooler temps...

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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:53 am 
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IMO - you didn't miss anything last weekend. good website, thx Tex.


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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:13 pm 
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SD, I have the pager so I cant leave town for 2 weeks. Im trying to trade it off, got 2 more guys to ask. If I were you I would go up this weekend


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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Nice link. It sounds like Mammoth fared better than Tahoe in the recent storms.

Anybody have any clue what the coverage/conditions are like around Dana Plateau?


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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:42 am 
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Most likely they got the same as the top of Mammoth. Of course, the usual wind scoured spots up top. Go for it. Take some pics too please


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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:52 pm 
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plateau chutes looked OK on monday, but it is the approach. no snow lower down. v bowl had a little bit of snow about 1/3 of the way down.
if you want to hike up and down half the mountain, then :thumpsup:
i'm sure the runout from the chutes are minefields

actually, from a distance twinlakes area looked better


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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Sweet thread, thanks for starting a place to post about Mammoth! :mrgreen:

Here is an alternate weather link for Mammoth...
http://mammothweather.com/

My buddy and I headed out to Red Cone Yesterday, super creamy snow up top, skied about 6-8inches, then a little heavier wet snow down low but still edge-able and super fun. We road right out on to Horse Shoe lake to end our tour. Pretty good out there right now, so go get some...

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Lap 1
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The competition
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Jaws anyone?
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Lap 2
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Down low
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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:06 am 
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So, yeah, powderjunkie called it. Dana isn't quite ready yet at least top to bottom. Powerhouse was also dry for the first 1000 vertical feet.
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Audibled to the obvious stuff on the Crest, which was surprisingly good. Boot deep wintery snow. It did get windy as all hell in the late afternoon though.

I'm kind of wondering how VA Lakes was though.


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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:57 am 
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So my BC partner and I decided that we were going to skin from Mammoth to June via the San Joaquin Ridge and descend the Negatives. Seemed like a good idea....HA-ha

To the ridge...
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God damn the Sierra is scenic!
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A little pole whacking for good measure
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camp
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Heady Topper for a night cap
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Not too cold in the morning for December @ 11k
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Some 40mph wind to make our day just right
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Some billy goatin
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FINALLY, we made a turn!
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Wind slabs everywhere
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In Yost Meadow, alive.
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Made it to June just in time for sunset and the next storm cycle. Great trip, can’t wait for the TR...
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There will be a full TR here eventually, check it...
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... 5689,d.aWM

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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:44 am 
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Everyone, meet Max. I can vouch for him. He's a safety first kinda dude...and he is living in June. He's always looking for partners. Hit him up. Can't wait for the TR myself Max. You better save me an HT!

I'll be up there the 21st or so and through Christmas.

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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:20 pm 
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Heady Topper for a night cap
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:drool: :drool: :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: Current mammoth Conditions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Nice.

I was going to give you flak for not taking any runs off of san joaquin ridge, but the days sure are short right now!

Jbaysurfer, if you're around towards the new year (i'm out of town until the 29th), feel free to hit me up.

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