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Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby Beantown » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:30 pm

Headed up to Mammoth with my friend 1/2-1/4. We camped at Holiday camp at rock creek. Was planning to stay until 1/5 but left early due to winter storm warning for the big bear area where i live. As i type this now, its dumping outside :)

1/2 we hit up the Tele bowl, coverage was deep enough to ride, but seemed sketchy though didn't hit any rocks, except for the rock field we accidentally got into just before dropping into the bowl....uugghhh

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1/3 we set out for TJ bowl, coverage was good with the new 6" of snow. Snowpack was deep, stable and consistent with the eastern sierra avalanche recent observations and recent pit profile at TJ.

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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby DAVELA » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:38 am

Thanks...mt pinos got 12in of nu snow...yay....county has to plow the rd though....
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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby Beantown » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:00 pm

We got several feet in big bear. I've been shredding it for 2 days now! this is not on the resorts :)

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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby DAVELA » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:20 pm

Wow,looks greAt...where about in bb?how are the crowds n traffic ?
i went to mt pinos today...they had the gate closed bout 4 miles from summit but i winged it thru the forest and lo n behold made it to the top..more than afoot but its either crust on top,crystal underneath or cement....no powder....i could see the sierra,the mojave windmills and mt jacinto from one spot!place looked gorgeous with nu deep snow...
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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby Beantown » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:17 pm

DAVELA wrote:Wow,looks greAt...where about in bb?how are the crowds n traffic ?
i went to mt pinos today...they had the gate closed bout 4 miles from summit but i winged it thru the forest and lo n behold made it to the top..more than afoot but its either crust on top,crystal underneath or cement....no powder....i could see the sierra,the mojave windmills and mt jacinto from one spot!place looked gorgeous with nu deep snow...


best to come on a weekday, weekends are crazy when there is snow here. this is an old ski run in big bear, pm me for the location if you want to know. I don't want it getting all tracked out lol. I went back yesterday and it had been tracked out some.

Here is from the sugarloaf area sunday, green peak I believe. this place you gotta earn your tunrs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAgiAPPUMMw
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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby DAVELA » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:42 pm

Looks like deep powder...wow...well,i snowshoe so i wont be carving those runs,i just wanna be in that snow...at some point i will take up xc or at skiing...do u think there are good spots on hiway2?
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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby Beantown » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:02 am

there is really good terrain off the 2, which also means avy territory. lots of chutes and terrain traps. I have ridden from baden powell and throop peak last year. some snowshoe to baden powel, there are some slide paths on the trail up to bp so you gotta watch out.

http://www.socalsnow.org/report-avalanc ... -13-3.html

http://www.socalsnow.org/report-avalanc ... -13-2.html

http://www.socalsnow.org/report-snowpack-02-24-13.html
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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby DAVELA » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:02 pm

Thanks for the info...weekends are brutal for traffic...that run in ur video looks miles long,did u slog it up or take a lift?
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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby Beantown » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:44 am

DAVELA wrote:Thanks for the info...weekends are brutal for traffic...that run in ur video looks miles long,did u slog it up or take a lift?


its splitboarding and skinning up, no lifts, no resorts, no lift tickets :) i've been going over maps and recon hiking for months to ride these areas. so stoked! some of the areas need a bit more snow to fill and and when they do.......!!!!!
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Re: Tele Bowl, TJ Bowl - Mammoth Split 1/2-1/3/16

Postby DAVELA » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:17 pm

Hi Bt,im wondering about going snoshoing tomorrow off the 2...dont know jack about current conditions tho!Im coming from santa monica so the closer the snow,the better...if u have an idea,lmk where you think my best bet for decent coverage....thx
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