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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:25 am

TacoDelRio wrote:Depends. If you want lame-o traverse on well trodden ground, go to Wrightwood.


I honestly doubt that anyone has traversed over the full ridge this winter. I went up Pine once in winter and didn't see a soul. Pretty remote out there.
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Postby jspeigl » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:09 pm

Not exciting?

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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:35 pm

TacoDelRio wrote:Maybe not this winter, but there are typically a few parties doin' it. By well-trodden, I just meant to imply that route is about as exciting as watching paint dry. :lol:


Haha, well, if you mean technical, not really. I just enjoy the solitude of being out there.
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Postby benjamingray » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:42 pm

jspeigl wrote:Not exciting?

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If I'm not mistaken, they're talking about the north side of Baldy, that pic looks like its from the backbone, south-east of Harwood and Baldy.
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Postby tkoooooooooo » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:14 am

EManBevHills wrote:Yeah, it was unseasonably warm!
Bowl started turning to mush by 11:00.

There were more skiers on the mountain than I've ever witnessed before.
The bowl was a bowling alley of small rocks and ice just as the sun came over the ridge.

The crux, however, was the black ice on the road to the falls early in the AM.


I arrogantly passed all the sissies at the gate putting on crampons. I then preceded to biff it big time half way up the road.

oh well.
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Postby EManBevHills » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:38 am

At the 1st whiff of even thinking about needing to put the 'pons on, I put 'em on.
That simple.

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Postby pwclements » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:19 am

Hey fellas,

I put tracks up Register to San Antonio on Saturday... looking to do the full Backbone after this weekend's snow.

Anyone else heading up either Sunday or Tuesday?

Have a TR up here http://thetentsblowingaway.blogspot.com/
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Postby RickF » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:19 am

My friend and I took our A/T skis and tagged along with the group that joined Kurt Wedberg on Friday. It snowed and rained with the beginning of a new storm moving in. My friend and I cramponed up with the group along the west rim of the Bowl. At about 9,000 the two of us put on our skis and made a challenging descent through the near white-out limited visibility. Aside from the visibility, the snow was pretty good. We're gonna give it another try in March.
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