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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Burchey » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:10 am

The cube does suck. We got very lucky this weekend, only saw one group of three on sat, and nobody today. Felt very lucky to have the whole place to ourselves.
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Burchey » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:09 pm

Chief, I am impress.

9/10. No troll.
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Deb » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:13 pm

Saw blue ice on Mt. Morrison yesterday; southeastern aspect in a thin "Y" shaped gulley....I have pics if anyone is interested.
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Burchey » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:32 pm

Deb wrote:Saw blue ice on Mt. Morrison yesterday; southeastern aspect in a thin "Y" shaped gulley....I have pics if anyone is interested.


Thanks Deb, we'd love to see.
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby sharperblue » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:45 pm

Burchey wrote:
Deb wrote:Saw blue ice on Mt. Morrison yesterday; southeastern aspect in a thin "Y" shaped gulley....I have pics if anyone is interested.


Thanks Deb, we'd love to see.


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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Deb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:17 am

Ok, give me a day. Got the Banff Film gadget to attend tonight. :)
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Vitaliy M. » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:55 am

Deb, take your time. These wankers would be too afraid to climb it anyway... :)
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Deb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:11 pm

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Blue ice in the chokes and start of right-hand of "Y"
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Burchey » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:39 pm

Deb wrote:Image
Blue ice in the chokes and start of right-hand of "Y"


Hey Deb! Thanks for posting, but I don't see it. It's probably my tired eyes from staring at this screen for too long.
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Deb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:25 pm

Coming off Aggie. More than couple hundred yards, easy half mile.
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Deb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:26 pm

Coming off Aggie. More than couple hundred yards, easy half mile.
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Deb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:46 pm

I'd love to do it with someone hard-ass and a good plan for getting down. :)
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:56 pm

Someone went up to do U-notch recently and found some good ice there. Right now would probably be great to do that route since rock fall should still be minimal (but don't take my word for it, bad things happen).

http://mountainproject.com/v/north-pali ... /108080523
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Burchey » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:12 pm

Early U! I'd imagine one good snowstorm and you'd be back to square one.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... 3809814453
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Re: East/ Sierra Tahoe ice right now?

Postby Fire4x4 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:42 am

Vitaliy M. wrote:Someone went up to do U-notch recently and found some good ice there. Right now would probably be great to do that route since rock fall should still be minimal (but don't take my word for it, bad things happen).

http://mountainproject.com/v/north-pali ... /108080523


That was me who posted that on MP. We did have rock fall and with warmer weather on the way I wouldn't expect it to get any better. If your thinking of making a go at it, be prepared for full on snow conditions from the cabin on. HIGHLY suggest snowshoes, i wouldn't even consider it with out them. It was one helluva approach. The ice is beautiful though!
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