Baldy Conditions?

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Deb » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:21 pm

TacoDelRio wrote:Whole buncha new snow. 30-40 inches.

http://www.mthigh.com/

What's Mt High snow got to do with Baldy? I can attest that Baldy got a foot by Sunday afternoon....apparently you can ski down to the parking lot today!

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Tom Kenney » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:52 pm

Deb wrote:....apparently you can ski down to the parking lot today!


Done that. T'was an exciting run down that chute on my old-scholl 210cm Olins. :shock:

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Joeyroo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:32 pm

Deb wrote:
TacoDelRio wrote:I can attest that Baldy got a foot by Sunday afternoon....apparently you can ski down to the parking lot today!


I heard. I wish I could of skipped out on work to take advantage of all that fresh snow.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Deb » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:29 pm

Baldy was beautiful again on Sunday. Unfortuntely, recent rains gave the off piste a good crust in most areas, but we found some sugary stuff down off Baby Stockton and South Bowl side. Lotsa, lotsa huge pinwheels back there! Conditions set-up pretty nicely for some avies this week. Telegraph looks like a death trap right now!

bring sunscreen

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Deb » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:01 pm

TacoDelRio wrote:I might add that there have been a plethora of avalanches lately. I don't know if plethora is the right word, but it sounds really cool and is probably a word-o-nym for "lotsa" or something.

And bring sunscreen.


uh...YEP! Blair and I ran into pinwheels the size of tractor tires! And of course LOTSA debris from point release slides from an assortment of slopes, all over 30 degrees.

damn elusive sunscreen

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Rob » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:43 am

Anyone know if there is still snow down to Manker Flats? If so, think it will last 'till Saturday? I was thinking of going up the Bowl, and want to ski all the way back down to the trailhead. Nightime lows are in the 40's...we need cooler nights or it'll be mush. I'm going up to ACH and skiing on Thursday....can't wait. :D

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by leroux » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:35 am

anybody got current trail conditions? also how the road up icy?

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Rob » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:10 pm

7:00am and Mt. Wilson is already reporting 62 degrees....it's melting fast :cry:

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by alleyehave » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:06 pm

What are the current conditions like? Thinking of heading up on the 4th, any real avy danger?

Thanks!

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Deb » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:49 pm

alleyehave wrote:What are the current conditions like? Thinking of heading up on the 4th, any real avy danger?

Thanks!


In Baldy Bowl? ALWAYS avy danger; mainly point release on climber's left from rock croppings.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by alleyehave » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:38 am

Deb wrote:
alleyehave wrote:What are the current conditions like? Thinking of heading up on the 4th, any real avy danger?

Thanks!


In Baldy Bowl? ALWAYS avy danger; mainly point release on climber's left from rock croppings.


Naturally, but the above posts less than a few days ago suggested heightened risk, hence my query :)

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by leroux » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:07 am

i will be on the trail about 5 ish. i drive a BIG white f250. if your on the trail say hi.


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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Sam Page » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:06 pm

Though the bowl is melting out, the snow conditions were still excellent yesterday (April 3) in the early to mid-morning.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Denjem » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:21 pm

I went up the bowl on Saturday and there was snow past the hut but it was melting fast and causing some pretty good rock fall. I would say about 25% less snow than what is in the pic that Sam Page posted.

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Re: Baldy Conditions?

by Denjem » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:11 pm

That looks really fun. Sounds like they had pretty good conditions most of the way up.

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