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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:26 pm

Park service officially declared Tioga/Glacier Point roads closed for the season:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/tiogaclosed12.htm
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby SeanReedy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:24 am

lcarreau wrote:
SeanReedy wrote:The mountains will still be there later on; 'tis the season for this sort of enjoyment.


Sean the SANTA MAN .... 'TIZ the season to get off on your JOLLIES ... :D



I think I posted some obscure winter themed tunes from Johnny Cash and Ray Charles in another thread, matching the more common tune I posted in this one. Larry, somehow you captured my wavelength. While most wouldn't consider it a classic, you posted a scene from my favorite Christmas movie of all time and that is my favorite song from the movie. 8)
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California forecasts are calling for lots of sun and not much snow in December. I wonder what I'll be able to easily access when I have time to head to the high country again at the end of the month!?

Regardless, after a wet start with over 6 inches of rain at my place and over 12 at some of my nearby hiking spots, December is shaping up to be a great time to run the trails around where I live. Much of the state has only approached freezing temperatures one night this fall. Plants are faring well, and so were fall colors prior to winds over the weekend. Our golden rolling hills are green again until the dry season starts. Aside from the short days, it should be a fun time to be outside.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby butitsadryheat » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:46 pm

Sean, you should hear the new Christmas album from Zooey Deschanel. Nice acoustic renditions, similar to the one in the movie
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby dskoon » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:20 am

butitsadryheat wrote:Sean, you should hear the new Christmas album from Zooey Deschanel. Nice acoustic renditions, similar to the one in the movie


Think I'll look for that one. God, she's heavenly. . . :oops:
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby dskoon » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:25 am

Whlle this isn't quite like watching Zooey,(but I'm gonna, because, lo and behold, Elf is on tv right now, so, a very serendipitous present!)
this was originally the one I heard, and we get to hear Ray and Betty playing richly off each other, like a deep red cab and a fireplace in the winter. .
Or, at least a dark smoky jazz club with snow outside on a cold winter's eve. . . Love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IM3weosOTY
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Marmaduke » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:19 am

Sad story, not too many details. They were 4 wheeling and I guess got stuck in a snowdrift. After that details are limited on how they got stuck. Highway 88 though does almost a 180 degree turn around the road (Burnside) there. They were pretty darn close to the highway as well. I guess they got turned around for awhile?

Also, a lot of rain recently and no snow.

http://www.kcra.com/news/Woman-saved-by-brother-man-dies-in-Sierra-mom-details-rescue/-/11797728/17674522/-/hkhjdh/-/index.html?fb_ref=activity-right-rail
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:38 am

Marmaduke wrote:Sad story, not too many details. They were 4 wheeling and I guess got stuck in a snowdrift. After that details are limited on how they got stuck. Highway 88 though does almost a 180 degree turn around the road (Burnside) there. They were pretty darn close to the highway as well. I guess they got turned around for awhile?

Also, a lot of rain recently and no snow.

http://www.kcra.com/news/Woman-saved-by-brother-man-dies-in-Sierra-mom-details-rescue/-/11797728/17674522/-/hkhjdh/-/index.html?fb_ref=activity-right-rail

Yeah not many details. I really don't know how you can get lost when on a road, much less near a highway. Even so about the only time I take a GPS now is in snow conditions below treeline. Best not to depend on it, but good to have just in case.

said Dr. Vijay Maya. "She was lucky. I can’t comment exactly what she did to stay warm, but she was very lucky.

Now I am really really curious as to how she kept warm...
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:44 am

> Yeah not many details. I really don't know how you can get lost when on a road, much less near a highway.

That is fairly odd- most of Burnside isn't terribly far off of 88 or Blue Lake Roads and once you get out of tree cover there is pretty good visibility in that meadow.

Did they really go 4 wheeling in snow conditions w/o snow gear?
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:27 am

More info here:
http://www.recordcourier.com/article/20 ... ofile=1049

I can't remember is there really no cell reception back in that area? Isn't Hawkins peak the location of all the cell towers?
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Marmaduke » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:06 am

Areas of Hope Valley have good cell service, going towards Sorensens a little sketchy, towards Red Lake- better. At the area of the DOT shed at Burnside, pretty good. Back in the trees? Up on Pickett- good.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby SeanReedy » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:37 am

dskoon wrote:Whlle this isn't quite like watching Zooey,(but I'm gonna, because, lo and behold, Elf is on tv right now, so, a very serendipitous present!)
this was originally the one I heard, and we get to hear Ray and Betty playing richly off each other, like a deep red cab and a fireplace in the winter. .
Or, at least a dark smoky jazz club with snow outside on a cold winter's eve. . . Love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IM3weosOTY


Come to think of it, a posting of that version elsewhere might have inspired Larry's post in this thread. It sure isn't cold around here. It might drop below 40 Saturday night or sometime late next week; I guess that might feel cold after all the mild temps so far.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby fedak » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:53 pm

Followup on the Burnside Road couple:
http://www.recordcourier.com/article/20 ... ofile=1049
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Marmaduke » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:45 pm

There isn't any mention of how they were dressed. Being Clifton made it only a mile away from their Jeep, I'd guess he had tennis shoes and no jacket- unprepaired for that weather.
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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:35 am

Get out and GIT SUM!!! (From 12-15/16-12):

Saturday, VA Lakes (road is plowed almost all the way in, Dunderberg still needs a LOT):

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The master at work: it was a pleasure to ski with John Dittli Saturday:

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Sunday, Backsides.

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Little thin up top:
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Bill Crum finding bliss:
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Be safe out there. Heard about a 3-5 ft crown up off of Donner. As for down here, strange mixtures abound from super-thin to 1" wind crust over rain crust over, well, you get it.

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Re: First Snow this Weekend

Postby butitsadryheat » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:46 am

nice pics MooseTracks!
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