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Postby Luciano136 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:40 pm

Looks like they did plow it! So maybe TP will re-open after all!
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Postby DanielWade » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:56 am

Anyone seen what the Palisade area looks like?
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Postby Guyzo » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:12 pm

salad wrote:im pretty bummed about this. took friday and monday off to spend my 40th baggin peaks.


Owens Gorge..... when the pass closes, the crowds thin out.

I think this weekend is going to be pretty nice, the snow will melt quickly, everything will be washed down, all nice and shinny.
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Postby rhyang » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:38 pm

Nice to know that the pass may open sooner than next spring :)

Sounds like a lot of snow may have gotten dropped above 10000'. Anyone hazard a guess if the couloirs on Dana & North Peak are 'out' for the season ?

Been discussing this with another SP'er ..

edit: Caltrans reports Tioga Pass reopened at noon !
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North peak or Dana

Postby rowantrollope » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:40 pm

We were planning (before the storm) North Peak, Dana Couloir or Palisade (U-Notch) this weekend. Anyone have any guess on conditions?

With everything I've read it seems like they might all be out, but any other opinions?
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:04 pm

According to the phone recording, Tioga Pass is already reopened, that was quick!
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Postby RyanSpaulding » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:19 pm

I can confirm that Tioga Pass is OPEN.
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Postby Guyzo » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:33 pm

So where are you-all going???
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Postby The Chief » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:35 pm

Guy..... A-Hills through Sunday.

GAME!!!! Come on up and let's play!!!!




****Be advised, I would stay off anything that has 30-40deg slope. AVY Conditions are prime for disaster through the weekend.****
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Re: North peak or Dana

Postby rhyang » Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:16 pm

rowantrollope wrote:We were planning (before the storm) North Peak, Dana Couloir or Palisade (U-Notch) this weekend. Anyone have any guess on conditions?

With everything I've read it seems like they might all be out, but any other opinions?


Headed for the Valley this past weekend -- did anyone go look at the couloirs ?
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Re: North peak or Dana

Postby The Chief » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:12 pm

rhyang wrote:[Headed for the Valley this past weekend -- did anyone go look at the couloirs ?


Headed to North Peak Weds... Maybe Ice Nine next Monday/Tues.

These last two events were prime for forming the illusive Queen of the Sierra.
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Postby WML » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:47 pm

The Chief wrote:
rhyang wrote:[Headed for the Valley this past weekend -- did anyone go look at the couloirs ?


Headed to North Peak Weds... Maybe Ice Nine next Monday/Tues.

These last two events were prime for forming the illusive Queen of the Sierra.


Please keep us posted here about how the Ice Nine adventure goes....
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Postby thexcat » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:40 pm

Guyzo wrote:So where are you-all going???


On Saturday, went to Crater Mountain near Mono Lake. Some of the best Sierra views I've seen.

Was surprised to see only 3 people sign summit log this year. Also, I found a summit log dated on 1966, brought up by Joe Kurtak. Cool. Below some pics.

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Postby JHH60 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:23 pm

I see that Hwy 120 through the park, and Tioga Pass, are closed again. Anyone have any info on whether it will be plowed again?
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