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post #2521 of 2539

Dunno, but it was good news that the guy didn't actually drown, as sadly someone else did in the same general area of South Lake Tahoe around the same time...

 

http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/17711688-113/contra-costa-deputy-drowns-during-lake-tahoe-rescue

post #2522 of 2539

Agreed, I did not mean to say that the tourist dude was trying to cover tracks, the whole thing is just random....  To that point I don't understand why people don't take the necessary precautions...  If you are not comfortable swimming wear the jacket!  Or even better, get on something more stable than a kayak.  There is not going back and is sad that the person drowned, but hopefully we can learn something from it.

post #2523 of 2539
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What's the real plausible angle though? Idiot tourist sounds as plausible to me as anything else given that he didn't exactly cover his tracks or get his buddy up to speed on the whole "vanish without a trace and create a new identity" type deal.

I almost believe him, live up here long enough and you will believe almost anything tourists do. Some examples from over the years, walking up to within 5ft of a full grown black bear, while the cops scream to get away from him, all for a picture or driving a rental boat up onto the rocks at Sugar Pine Point to ask for directions to Chambers Landing.... These are just some of the ones I have seen. I still laugh thinking about the guy trying to drive away in the rental boat with the prop bent to hell, I'm sure that was expensive. 

post #2524 of 2539

Laughed out loud at the bear one

post #2525 of 2539
Lake wind advisory the day the paddle boarder went missing from south shore. After spending years working & playing on the lake, his story actually seems plausible.
My former partners & I have plucked more than a couple of near drowning victims from Tahoe in similar wind situations.
post #2526 of 2539
Thread Starter 

I was on the lake that day kayaking with my daughter and with the wind it was pretty nuts... you would just drift out far away from shore with almost no effort.  So I can see it.

post #2527 of 2539

The lake seems like such a protected place, not like the wild, open ocean, but ... obviously need to factor things in and maybe sit it out sometimes. I hope businesses that are renting to folks who might not know are proactive about that.

 

Dropping back to the earlier Prop 13 discussion, here's another angle...

 

http://www.salon.com/2015/08/22/reich_leveling_the_playing_field_for_all_businesses_will_make_the_california_economy_more_efficient_partner

post #2528 of 2539

BA had an interesting post on Facebook today (on the Tahoe Weather page). Says he's got a feeling in his bones that we'll see the first dusting of snow in the area sometime in the second week of September. Based on my very unscientific survey of the sky, it does feel like the seasons are changing quickly here in Reno.....

post #2529 of 2539
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BA had an interesting post on Facebook today (on the Tahoe Weather page). Says he's got a feeling in his bones that we'll see the first dusting of snow in the area sometime in the second week of September. Based on my very unscientific survey of the sky, it does feel like the seasons are changing quickly here in Reno.....

A feeling in the bones is as good a way as any to predict the weather for the ski season in August.

post #2530 of 2539
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BA had an interesting post on Facebook today (on the Tahoe Weather page). Says he's got a feeling in his bones that we'll see the first dusting of snow in the area sometime in the second week of September. Based on my very unscientific survey of the sky, it does feel like the seasons are changing quickly here in Reno.....

He also notes on OpenSnow that there is "a large blog of warm water" off the Pac NW, and during two El Ninos when that mass of warm water was present the result averaged a 57% of normal snow year. At least the guy was honest over the past few years. I'll take the Sept. dusting forecast since I'm an optimist at heart. I suppose sacrificing a lamb to Ullr tonight won't hurt (well, a leg of lamb marinated in garlic, rosemary, ginger, soy, honey, and little oil seared/charred on a charcoal grill and finished at 200F in the oven). Ullr will come through this year.

post #2531 of 2539
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He also notes on OpenSnow that there is "a large blog of warm water" off the Pac NW, and during two El Ninos when that mass of warm water was present the result averaged a 57% of normal snow year. At least the guy was honest over the past few years. I'll take the Sept. dusting forecast since I'm an optimist at heart. I suppose sacrificing a lamb to Ullr tonight won't hurt (well, a leg of lamb marinated in garlic, rosemary, ginger, soy, honey, and little oil seared/charred on a charcoal grill and finished at 200F in the oven). Ullr will come through this year.

I know, I've been following his more realistic predictions on OpenSnow as well. Doesn't mean a guy can't hope!

post #2532 of 2539

Does everyone remember the first Iron Man Lake Tahoe 2 years ago? 

It was like this September 21, 2013

 

 

While I'm the eternal optimist, a dusting in September isn't so exciting to me, but the promise of a dump in December is likely to get me riled up. 

post #2533 of 2539


Too soon to start readying the team?
post #2534 of 2539
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Too soon to start readying the team?

 

Yep...

post #2535 of 2539
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Too soon to start readying the team?

Never too soon. But, if your as slow as me, that is about 5 sunday afternoons worth of tuning leaning against that door. What are you going to do in October and November?

post #2536 of 2539
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Never too soon. But, if your as slow as me, that is about 5 sunday afternoons worth of tuning leaning against that door. What are you going to do in October and November?


You nailed it! :)

post #2537 of 2539
Thread Starter 

And.........................

 

We're on to next season:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/142587/2015-16-tahoe-weather-discussion-stoke-bring-on-el-nino

post #2538 of 2539
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Too soon to start readying the team?

For the record, I would gladly own almost every adult-size ski in that picture :-)  

post #2539 of 2539
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And.........................

 

We're on to next season:

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/142587/2015-16-tahoe-weather-discussion-stoke-bring-on-el-nino

This thread then is officially closed. 

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