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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby Sam Page » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:45 am

On January 30, we found continuous, consolidated snow from about 8200 feet to the summit on the south side of Mt. Baldy. We ascended the obscure Goode Canyon. On our descent, we found that the consolidated snow ended at the Ski Hut, but fresh snow was accumulating all the way down to the road. That fresh stuff could already be melted by now.

Here is my trip report.

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~9300 feet in Goode Canyon.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby Luciano136 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:09 pm

So, did anyone feel like fighting traffic to get up there today? It looks pretty plastered. I decided not to risk my life and hiked up Bedford Peak in OC (which has a few inches of snow on top).
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby Rob » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:08 am

The NWS say's there could be another dumping on Friday, just in time for the weekend.
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... it=0&lg=en

Friday Night: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 26. Breezy, with a west wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 9 to 13 inches possible.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby drpw » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:43 am

Luciano136 wrote:So, did anyone feel like fighting traffic to get up there today? It looks pretty plastered. I decided not to risk my life and hiked up Bedford Peak in OC (which has a few inches of snow on top).


Was there on Monday and it was awesome. Some really good hard blue ice going up the chutes. We thought it'd be all pow and just went to boot it up but got thwarted by a few inches of fresh over nice blue ice.

I wanna snowboard Saddleback some day. How much snow was up there? Almost nothing I'm sure, but one of these winters I know it'll be cold enough with enough precip that it will happen.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby Rob » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:20 am

Cool pic from Mt. Waterman, taken last Sunday, confirms that we never get any real powder in SoCal :mrgreen:

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby Blair » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:44 am

Skiied backside (N) of thunder today, snow was variable from soft silky powder to sunbaked crust.

Hope that we get some fresh this weekend and get chair 4 opened again
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby GreenMountainBoy » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:14 pm

from where i'm sitting looks like we got jipped on snow last night? and the forecast is way scaled back now for today/tonight....thinking of Bear Canyon on Monday, anyone head up this weekend?
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby 96avs01 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:41 pm

Rob wrote:confirms that we never get any real powder in SoCal :mrgreen:


There was still cold smoke and plenty of face shots on the North side of Baden-Powell on Tuesday...and only a single track from Monday which was a holiday :?
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby drpw » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:09 am

TacoDelRio wrote:
drpw wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:So, did anyone feel like fighting traffic to get up there today? It looks pretty plastered. I decided not to risk my life and hiked up Bedford Peak in OC (which has a few inches of snow on top).


Was there on Monday and it was awesome. Some really good hard blue ice going up the chutes. We thought it'd be all pow and just went to boot it up but got thwarted by a few inches of fresh over nice blue ice.

I wanna snowboard Saddleback some day. How much snow was up there? Almost nothing I'm sure, but one of these winters I know it'll be cold enough with enough precip that it will happen.


Where did you go?


We went to the bottom of the zen(?) chute before having to stop and change plans.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby drpw » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:57 am

It wasn't a whole lot of it, but under about 3 inches of powder it was hard smooth blue ice. a few guys with crampons decided it was too much for them.
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:30 pm

Was reading some discussion about skiing this weekend at Mt. Baldy ski lifts...
Aside from the runs, they had weak coverage, I don't know to blame the sun or wind but there was... so much exposed rock and dirt I destroyed my new Magne Traction board.

They nailed everyone for an extra $10 for a ticket. Traffic was a nightmare, it took 1 1/2 hours to get down the hill, stop and go. Almost the same going up. They over sold and lift lines were sick.

Then the Rangers gave everyone outside the lot a ticket for not having an Adventure pass.

It's hard to have a bad day boarding, but this was shite...



Meanwhile...far from the lift lines and thin snow coverage, the north side of the San G's was like heaven :)

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby Blair » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:31 pm

I am curious what day that person went to baldy.....
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Re: Baldy Conditions?

Postby climberslacker » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:18 pm

Has anyone been up recently? How are conditions looking for a sunday ascent? Also, is anyone else going to be up there?

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