I was up there yesterday may 8th as well.
San G proper does still look really good, may have to go hit it soon before it melts out, but you can ski from the ridge into 2 of the chutes.
Which line did you hit Steve?
Eman- Some features have been named up there, but not all of them. It seems that everytime we ski something off-the-grid up there that doesnt have a name, we give it one for our own personal identification. I have a blank topo map of the area that I am slowly filling out with ski descents.
The names 'Christmas Tree Hill', 'Big Draw', and other older names have came from a older map of the San Gorgonio Wilderness published in 1971 by The Defenders of San Gorgonio Wilderness, by Dane Winkelman. He gathered information from early ski mountaineering groups as well as survey crews that were looking at develpoing San G as a ski resort in the late 60's and early 70's.
Yesterday we hit two of the N facing chutes on Charlton Peak. A snowboarder and a splitboarder were up there on Dollar Couloir, we hit the lookers left skiiers right chute next to it, dubbed 50 Cent Couloir
Thick, heavy wet snow and variable conditions. Some sun cupped snow as well were encountered [/img]