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U-Notch/V-Notch info?

Postby Genesis » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:05 pm

A friend and I were hoping to get up there sometime next week. Any info on route or trail conditions?
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Postby The Chief » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:35 pm

Yeah.. 6-10" of snow from 10K and up.

All the Couloirs are filled with 3-6" of fresh and 2 week 12" old snow and no ice is visible.
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Postby Genesis » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:00 pm

Thanks. That's pretty much what I was afraid of. Oh well.
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Postby mconnell » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:19 pm

The Chief wrote:Yeah.. 6-10" of snow from 10K and up.

All the Couloirs are filled with 3-6" of fresh and 2 week 12" old snow and no ice is visible.


Sounds like fun! :twisted:
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Postby JedSMG » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:12 pm

First hand info is a great thing! Check 'em out, pictures taken just yesterday 10/29. Looking icy! Let's hope that eventually it gets covered, fresh coat so to speak. But for now, get it while the gettin's good. Approach could hardly be easier: My wife and I walked in tennis shoes basically to the "glacier trail" intersection. We switched to mountain boots, hopped across some patches of snow, then put on snowshoes before going up the steeper section to Sam Mack Meadow. Definitely need the snowshoes, but they make it cruiser! Snowshoed straight up the right gully out of the meadow, cruised up to just below the Thunderbolt East "Prow". To be honest, we had intended to go up the U-notch to North Pal. Wish i could say we turned around for the weather (which did deteriorate- to the point of raining on our way out) or because we didn't have time. But really, we just lost our mojo- hey, it happens! It's been a long season! Anyway, enjoy the photos, go get some!
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Postby Genesis » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:54 pm

Wow! Great beta! Thanks for the photos. You may have just changed my mind.
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Postby SKI » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:30 pm

Any idea how these are gunna be for the upcoming weekend? A NorPal push with the chim variation outta the U would be ideal if conditions say gogogo
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