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Poll Results: Should we lock 2012-13 season stoke thread after Labor Day?

 
  • 80% (4)
    Yes - After Labor Day is a good time to get on to the next season
  • 20% (1)
    No - I'm not done with this season yet
5 Total Votes  
post #1231 of 1252

which basin are you talking about? when I hear "basin", I immediately think Reno (i.e. Great Basin).

 

in terms of the weather I endured, yesterday we had a quick burst of heavy rain somewhere between 2 and 3 pm over on Carson Pass and then it was clear on the drive all the way back to Truckee, albeit thunder clouds were accumulating. probably around 6 pm (give or take) we had another burst of rain in Tahoe/Donner accompanied by thunder, but it lasted less than 10-minutes. haven't heard/seen any reports from elsewhere (i.e. Squaw/Alpine/Tahoe City, etc).

 

the one thing i have been observing is that these recent storms in the Tahoe area are really micro-climatized. for example, when I-80 flooded down near Verdi on Tues it was clear and balmy in Tahoe/Donner. we've had other recent storms where it was clear in Truckee but raging hail at Kings Beach.

post #1232 of 1252
Thunder n lightning in tahoe city yesterday just a little bit of rain
post #1233 of 1252
Quote:
Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

which basin are you talking about? when I hear "basin", I immediately think Reno (i.e. Great Basin).

 

in terms of the weather I endured, yesterday we had a quick burst of heavy rain somewhere between 2 and 3 pm over on Carson Pass and then it was clear on the drive all the way back to Truckee, albeit thunder clouds were accumulating. probably around 6 pm (give or take) we had another burst of rain in Tahoe/Donner accompanied by thunder, but it lasted less than 10-minutes. haven't heard/seen any reports from elsewhere (i.e. Squaw/Alpine/Tahoe City, etc).

 

the one thing i have been observing is that these recent storms in the Tahoe area are really micro-climatized. for example, when I-80 flooded down near Verdi on Tues it was clear and balmy in Tahoe/Donner. we've had other recent storms where it was clear in Truckee but raging hail at Kings Beach.

I was told that when the forecast is for say 40% chance of rain, it doesn't mean there's a 40% chance of rain. It means that it WILL rain over 40% of the forecast area. Very important distinction if you're for example hiking the Virgin Narrows in Zion NP.

post #1234 of 1252

got skunked on turns yesterday.

followed some secondhand beta on potential snow in the Blackwood Canyon area.

got out there around 11:30 and drove the paved road to the summit, then did a wee bit of 4x4.

the area is super coo; I'd actually never been out there before, so the recon mission, regardless of lack of skiable snow, was worth it.

lots of hikers, mountain bikers, and motorcyclers were about enjoying the warm yet mild weather. even ran into a family cross-country skiing on the tarmac.

there's still lottsa snow off in the distance in what we believed is the Desolation Wilderness (the area between Blackwood and Echo Lake by our bearings), but it seems that to truly enjoy the schussing opportunities of the canyon one must procure a sled, skin a l-o-n-g way or, in regards to post-ski resort season turns, get there right when they pop the road.

on the list for next season for sure.

post #1235 of 1252

made some last minute turns at "The Patches" out off Forestdale Road on Friday.

then made an 11th hour decision Friday night/very early Saturday morning and convinced some flatlander buddies to rally for a Mt. Lola invasion on Saturday.

still snow at both places, but it's starting to dwindle.

 

the middle patch is about 5 schmedium turns in length, but it's incredibly easy to access--drive to within about 300 yards, hike over the loose dirt/rocks/shrubs in your ski boots and 175 steps worth of boot-pacing to ski.

the main patch is still holding, but it was packed with park folks sessioning a rail and other features that they've lugged out there.

 

Lola's main ridge is still full, but the snow is a long stretch across the ridge with minimal decent line choices left. The longest portion is about 8 turns. There's still a stretch of snow on the north aspect (the backside), but it's a bit of a down climb to access it and then a fairly substantial ascent back up for the exit. 

 

that said, the snow at both locations is pretty sweet in terms of summer corn with virtually no sun cups. 

post #1236 of 1252

As warm as its been I'm surprised you're still finding patches to ski.  Good for you!

post #1237 of 1252

you forget that it's not always the same temp up where i dwell as it is down where you dwell!

 

been averaging about 75 on the top floor of my abode and 65 on the ground floor the past week.

 

saturday was mild with a nice breeze accompanying our hike all day. if i had to guess it was probably upper 70s/low 80s tops.

 

and never will i fear. there's always something to ski around here, though as we start to push into August and September it will require a bit more travel time.

post #1238 of 1252

This may deserve another thread as it pertains to a new season, but I figured I'd share some stoke quick.  It's early, and probably not all that accurate, but I got excited about it on this fine Thursday morning:

http://liveweatherblogs.com/index.php?option=com_community&view=groups&task=viewdiscussion&groupid=43554&topicid=43965&Itemid=179

post #1239 of 1252
JayT needs to start the 2014 edition.
post #1240 of 1252
Thread Starter 

I guess if we're starting to watch the weather other than for smoke from fire purposes it's about that time.

 

On to the next season: http://www.epicski.com/t/121501/2013-14-tahoe-weather-discussion-stoke

post #1241 of 1252

a semi-strong argument in favor of the 2012/13 season still being in, while not quite full, at least swing:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/121446/tr-the-october-patch-on-september-1-2013

 

 

 

:) 


Edited by dookey67 - 9/5/13 at 6:36pm
post #1242 of 1252
Friends of mine are looking to fill their ski lease in Tahoe City, next to Tahoe XC. $3000 per family gets you your own room for the parents and bunk room space for the kids. Good people who have season passes at Alpine.

http://www.snowpals.org/leases/tahoe-city-five-bedroom-ski-lease/
post #1243 of 1252

After an epic craft beer summer trading/drinking season...Russian River to Hill Farmstead...i am ready for the smoke to clear, snow to fall and ski some damn fresh.

post #1244 of 1252

BTW that was my stoke statement....Snow Gods bless the Sierra this year, and predictions?!?

post #1245 of 1252
post #1246 of 1252
opps! haha
post #1247 of 1252

Since it's past Labor Day, shall we lock this thread?  :dunno

 

Poll added to decide to lock or not to lock 

post #1248 of 1252
Yes. In fact, I think that threads that are dead some amount of time should flag their age when someone attempts to post, the amount of time could be a year, and a message "Are you sure?", might be all that's needed.
post #1249 of 1252

TC,

 

How will Stev /Dookey67 Update us on the shrinking Patches they are hitting up

 

Other than that Lock It

post #1250 of 1252
Quote:
Originally Posted by near nyquist View Post
 

TC,

 

How will Stev /Dookey67 Update us on the shrinking Patches they are hitting up

 

Other than that Lock It

 

They've got a September TR thread with their patches 

TR - The "October Patch" on September 1, 2013

post #1251 of 1252
Thread Starter 
I say just lock it and let's move on...
post #1252 of 1252
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayT View Post

I say just lock it and let's move on...

Consider it locked.
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