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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby bscott » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:32 pm

Oscar68 wrote:Hello there...

I'm glad to see someone got up there today...


these are from our trip saturday 2/1. note: the date/time on the camera is not correct.

http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Altitude-Adjustment-Climbing-and-Camping-above-10-000/photos/19929292/

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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby asmrz » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:45 pm

San Jacinto got nothing to speak off few days ago and today it is (so far) just flying snow, very light. Conditions are not significantly different than last week. 3-4 inches of hard snow above 8.000-8500'.
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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby artrock23 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:03 pm

Mt. Baldy since the recent storm. A friend just posted this up on falebook. Shot from OC yesterday. Thinking of giving it a go Sunday.

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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby Tom Kenney » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:21 am

Baldy and Baden-Powell seemed to be holding snow above 7500' today. I was on Gleason, and there were patches starting at 6400' or so. Sorry, no pics. I was on my bike, and racing the sun.
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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby Clark_Griswold » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:37 pm

asmrz wrote:San Jacinto got nothing to speak off few days ago and today it is (so far) just flying snow, very light. Conditions are not significantly different than last week. 3-4 inches of hard snow above 8.000-8500'.

The webcam didn't show much accumulation at 8000' or so, but there was a fair amount of rain and snow. Over 3 1/2 inches. Not much for recreation, but at least it isn't completely dry up there.
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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby asmrz » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:38 pm

Penelope and I hiked the Marion Mountain Trail to San Jacinto Friday the 7th. The trailhead gate off Highway 243 in Idyllwild is open, even if the board at the start of the road says otherwise. There was some snow starting at about 7,000' and continuous snow cover of about 4-6 inches (hard snow in the morning) higher up. We used neither crampons nor snowshoes and the snow cover is not very deep.

There were no signs of previous parties on the upper trail above Little Round Valley. We had a bit of fun trying to locate the notch above. Pen took a compass reading on it as the trail disappeared completely in that area. We missed the notch by about 100 yards. So that's the only place where one cannot just follow the trail. There was nobody on the mountain and no footsteps close to the summit. Wonderful day, fairly warm weather, go do it...
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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby Bill562 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:42 am

Skied Jepson on March 16 from Jenks Lake Road. Snow started around Dry/Dollar Junction and was good for skiing all the way to the summit. The bowl was getting thin though with too many rocks sticking out. May no longer apply, we need more snow, this BC skiing season was only two weeks long in SoCal.
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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby Teresa Gergen » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:44 am

FWIW: I climbed Gorgonio via Vivian Creek today. There is snow on the trail beyond High Creek Camp. It's not continuous, but in places it's more than just occasional patches. It was still consolidated by early afternoon. There are usually enough tracks to follow the trail. Microspikes were helpful in a few icy spots.
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Re: Mt. Baldy and San Gorgonio Conditions

Postby DukeJH » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:43 pm

13 April 2014 : I hiked Baldy from Manker Flats via the Ski Hut and the trail is devoid of snow. From the summit, I could see some snow coverage on the northern face.
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