Miguel Carmona and I skied the Three "Ts" traverse couple times in the late 80s as part of our training for bigger and better things. Skiing up Baldy and then the three other peaks is a wonderful (overnight) experience one hour from downtown Los Angeles. You would never believe AT terrain of such a great quality exists in Southern California.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."