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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:13 am

I know where Lassen is and you know that I know. Being north of the northern Sierra the snow conditions there would not be a whole lot different.

I'm not going to video chat but we can certainly talk on the phone or via email if you like. Like most reasonable folks I am not going to drive to your house first to meet you and then again to go out. But I will be happy to meet you the day of the outing. I hope you want to meet up and if that is good enough for you then we shall go have a great time. If it isn't, that is your choice.
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby ScottyP » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:37 am

Sheesh, are you guys trying to climb together or date ? Pete, lighten up.
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:58 am

I sent you my contact info 1000Pks. I hope it works out!
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby ScottyP » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:04 am

To the original OP, check out the link I gave you plus this one. Sorry this post went a differnt direction!

http://www.thebackcountry.net/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1297



Some of the very best AND current info out there.
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby rdesota » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:47 am

This is Mt. Tallac yesterday morning. I'd would defintely ski it. It offers fantastic views of Lake Tahoe and Desolation Wilderness (from the ridge top).

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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby ScottyP » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:40 am

I wil be on Tallac Saturday and Donner Peak on Friday. I was not planning on bringing the skiis however. Snowcoverge looks pretty light just yet.
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby granjero » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:50 am

Tallac is a glorious peak to ski. Views, terrain, and variety abound. Fair warning, be ready for some manzanita thrashing unless there is a few feet of snow at lake level. December can be hit or miss for backcountry zones. Couple big storms, game on everywhere. Otherwise look to Carson Pass or Mt. Rose Summit for more skiable terrain under early season conditions. Enjoy!
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby rdesota » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:15 pm

Yep - not nearly enough to ski at this point. 2-3 more feet should do it. Even then, still need to be very careful. never know. some years can be done in December, some years no.
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby ScottyP » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:09 pm

rdesota wrote:This is Mt. Tallac yesterday morning. I'd would defintely ski it.


rdesota wrote:Yep - not nearly enough to ski at this point. 2-3 more feet should do it



I guess I am confused... I am hiking it this weekend but don't intend to ski it. Are you saying you would go for it this weekend (post 1) or saying you wuld not (post 2)

Either way, weather looks terrific this weekend to get outside for some training!
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby fedak » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:11 pm

There's about 6-10 inches on the ground at 7500 at the Heavenly Stagecoach Lift. Probably a bit more on Tallac.

IMHO, you are in the window where there's too much unconsolidated snow to conveniently hike (esp. with a talus summit) and not enough yet to effectively ski.
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Re: Tahoe Basin Backcountry??

Postby rdesota » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:26 pm

Sorry for the confusion. I would ski it whenever it is ready. It is not ready now. There is not enough snow. I meant that if one were to look for backcountry skiing opportunities, Mt. Tallac is a must do.
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