Baldy Conditions?

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by drpw » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:43 am

Luciano136 wrote:So, did anyone feel like fighting traffic to get up there today? It looks pretty plastered. I decided not to risk my life and hiked up Bedford Peak in OC (which has a few inches of snow on top).


Was there on Monday and it was awesome. Some really good hard blue ice going up the chutes. We thought it'd be all pow and just went to boot it up but got thwarted by a few inches of fresh over nice blue ice.

I wanna snowboard Saddleback some day. How much snow was up there? Almost nothing I'm sure, but one of these winters I know it'll be cold enough with enough precip that it will happen.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Rob » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:20 am

Cool pic from Mt. Waterman, taken last Sunday, confirms that we never get any real powder in SoCal :mrgreen:

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Blair » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:44 am

Skiied backside (N) of thunder today, snow was variable from soft silky powder to sunbaked crust.

Hope that we get some fresh this weekend and get chair 4 opened again

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by GreenMountainBoy » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:14 pm

from where i'm sitting looks like we got jipped on snow last night? and the forecast is way scaled back now for today/tonight....thinking of Bear Canyon on Monday, anyone head up this weekend?

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by 96avs01 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:41 pm

Rob wrote:confirms that we never get any real powder in SoCal :mrgreen:


There was still cold smoke and plenty of face shots on the North side of Baden-Powell on Tuesday...and only a single track from Monday which was a holiday :?

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by drpw » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:09 am

TacoDelRio wrote:
drpw wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:So, did anyone feel like fighting traffic to get up there today? It looks pretty plastered. I decided not to risk my life and hiked up Bedford Peak in OC (which has a few inches of snow on top).


Was there on Monday and it was awesome. Some really good hard blue ice going up the chutes. We thought it'd be all pow and just went to boot it up but got thwarted by a few inches of fresh over nice blue ice.

I wanna snowboard Saddleback some day. How much snow was up there? Almost nothing I'm sure, but one of these winters I know it'll be cold enough with enough precip that it will happen.


Where did you go?


We went to the bottom of the zen(?) chute before having to stop and change plans.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by drpw » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:57 am

It wasn't a whole lot of it, but under about 3 inches of powder it was hard smooth blue ice. a few guys with crampons decided it was too much for them.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Rob » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:30 pm

Was reading some discussion about skiing this weekend at Mt. Baldy ski lifts...
Aside from the runs, they had weak coverage, I don't know to blame the sun or wind but there was... so much exposed rock and dirt I destroyed my new Magne Traction board.

They nailed everyone for an extra $10 for a ticket. Traffic was a nightmare, it took 1 1/2 hours to get down the hill, stop and go. Almost the same going up. They over sold and lift lines were sick.

Then the Rangers gave everyone outside the lot a ticket for not having an Adventure pass.

It's hard to have a bad day boarding, but this was shite...



Meanwhile...far from the lift lines and thin snow coverage, the north side of the San G's was like heaven :)

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Blair » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:31 pm

I am curious what day that person went to baldy.....

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by climberslacker » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:18 pm

Has anyone been up recently? How are conditions looking for a sunday ascent? Also, is anyone else going to be up there?

-CS

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Rob » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:10 am

climberslacker wrote:Has anyone been up recently? How are conditions looking for a sunday ascent? Also, is anyone else going to be up there?

-CS


http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... tType=text

Chance of snow Satuday and Sunday, don't forget to bring a map and compass :wink:

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Joeyroo » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:22 am

climberslacker wrote:Has anyone been up recently? How are conditions looking for a sunday ascent? Also, is anyone else going to be up there?

-CS


I thought about going up to Mt Baldy this coming Sunday, but after looking at the weather report I'm going to pass.

I did make it to the top on Sun, Mar 6. It was sunny when I started. While on the summit the clouds were just beginning to roll in. It was really windy at the top as usual, I'm guessing 25-30 mph gusts. I started to descend and shortly after the summit disappeared behind clouds.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by DukeJH » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:54 pm

I may knock around Icehouse Canyon Sunday. If it's not too bad maybe Timber? We'll see.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Deb » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:32 am

TacoDelRio wrote:
DukeJH wrote:I may knock around Icehouse Canyon Sunday. If it's not too bad maybe Timber? We'll see.


Should be real nice. Not much on the ground before Icehouse Saddle at the moment, so I figure whatever is falling while you're up there is all you'll really have to deal with.


It's all coming down Sunday PM, gotta love the winds too. :D

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by DukeJH » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:09 pm

Didn't make it out. Mama kept me up til 1:30 Sunday morning so an early start was out of the question. Think I'll pack Friday night so I don't get lazy Saturday so I can play Sunday. Want to get back out before it melts out.

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