Snow Time For Us

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Snow Time For Us

by boyblue » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:28 am

Summer ended today for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. We had a pretty good storm yesterday in Northern California, so maybe it's time to start digging out those snowshoes, skis, gaiters, poles, warm layers, etc. :D

Here's a few pictures just for inspiration. Maybe you could post a few of your own... :)

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by phydeux » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:26 am

Still drier than a popcorn fart here in the mountains around Los Angeles. We still have to get through wildfire season before flood season comes upon us, and there's always a possibility earthquake season could make an unexpected appearance. :wink:

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by lcarreau » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:49 am

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by Deb » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:21 am

VERY cool seeing a nice layer of snow in the Sierra the past 24 hrs. Excited to go get on it tomorrow!

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by mrchad9 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:08 pm

Geeez Gordon! Those aren't even current pics!

Got a dusting from about sunset until midnight where I was. Not too much but went off and on for a good while and I wasn't totally prepared for it in my three season bivy. That thing may be going back... not really a good design.

It was melted off by noon. Looks like they brought the plows out in Yosemite... still plenty visible on Sunday night.

So... who knows where?

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by seano » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:58 pm

That last one looks like somewhere near Langley. I got caught in the same thing:
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Re: Snow Time For Us

by mrchad9 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:25 pm

Is that the Big Arroyo cabin?

BTW Sean is pretty close. And those three pics were all taken within about 200 yards of each other.

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by seano » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:01 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Is that the Big Arroyo cabin?

Yep. We got snow, graupel, sleet, and rain from 5:00 until sometime after midnight, with an inch or so of accumulation. Then it froze, so you could walk around on top of it.

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by Deb » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:49 am

Climbed east ridge of Ruby today. HA! 18" snow drifts, verglass... frickin winter arrived at Rock Creek!

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by boyblue » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:12 am

mrchad9 wrote:Geeez Gordon! Those aren't even current pics!

Old pics are old. :D

mrchad9 wrote:So... who knows where?


Big Whitney Meadow. The last pic is of Cirque Peak from the SW. :D

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by mrchad9 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:00 am

Winner!

Nicely done. Prior to last weekend I'd have been clueless on that one.

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by Deb » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:03 am

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East ridge of Ruby Peak on 23 Sept. Stellar climbing!!
Pic taken by dear Daria ;)
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Re: Snow Time For Us

by Daria » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:45 am

Great pic Deb. Wonder who took it? ;)
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Re: Snow Time For Us

by MoapaPk » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:50 pm

Judging by the last two posts, I'd guess some of the ice has melted.

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Re: Snow Time For Us

by Daria » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:06 pm

I ran into this ice on Ritter on Friday the 20th of september. Blocked my route

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