Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:09 pm Posts: 626 Location: white room
This thread really got me fired up to ride some volcanoes. Even though it's been at the top of my liist for years, for one reason or another I never made it happen before. Finally motivated this weekend, despite no partners, no veg oil for the truck, and getting full-on Reno'd on the way. Learned a few lessons: 1-Don't depend on your phone to give you directions to the trailhead, because even with a 4x4 truck, I got stopped by snowdrifts on some crazy backroads that obviously didn't end up being the fastest way to the TH. 2-Keep the tunes low and pay attention. While taking a little break and digging through the pack, some random person 100 yards away yelling "ROCK!" saved me from getting pummeled by a 15" boulder that I didn't see coming. Literally jumped out of the way while it took out my pole and continued on down the hill. 3-Even if you are solo, there's plenty of people out there to hike and ride with. Never imagined there would be so many people there. Bumped into Hoglord at the top of Trinity chutes and enjoyed a killer run with him to the bottom. Stoked to see all the rad spring TRs popping up.
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:33 am Posts: 167 Location: S.F.
Brewer creek is still at least a week out, probably a bit more. I went the hotlum-wintun ridge on the 31st and had to leave the Jeep a few miles out due to some very soft 2-5' drifts across the road. It was melting fast though and I probably could have gone a couple hundred yards further up the road by the time I left on the 1st. If it stays hot it should definitely be open for the last two weeks in June.