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Splitting Red Cone Bowl 3/12/16, South Lake Snow Shoe 3/11

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Splitting Red Cone Bowl 3/12/16, South Lake Snow Shoe 3/11

Postby Beantown » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:17 pm

I spent 3 nights at holiday camp off the 395 by Toms Place, with Mammoth receiving 3-4 feet of snow recently I expected snow camping, but Holiday was bone dry no snow.

Saturday friends and I set out for Red Cone Bowl on the mammoth crest. The area received a foot of fresh snow or so, somewhat protected bowl still had some wind effect and transported snow. After one person in the grouped kicked over some cornice bombs, we dropped in one by one and did 2 runs.



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mammoth from red cone
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looking down the mammoth crest
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Friday was not a back country split day due to high winds and a snow storm, I set out for a snow shoe to south lake with a friend. Snow just above the road closed sign. A snow storm rolled in and it was snowing up at the lake and very high winds, it was a great day. Lots of snow above 8k.

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Re: Splitting Red Cone Bowl 3/12/16, South Lake Snow Shoe 3/

Postby Bluewater » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:54 am

Thanks Beantown! Great photos and some beautiful conditions at Red Cones. Those pristine runs in your video make me want to get a split board. :thumbsup:

Was the road to South Lake closed at Bishop Lodge?
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Re: Splitting Red Cone Bowl 3/12/16, South Lake Snow Shoe 3/

Postby Beantown » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:10 am

Bluewater wrote:Thanks Beantown! Great photos and some beautiful conditions at Red Cones. Those pristine runs in your video make me want to get a split board. :thumbsup:

Was the road to South Lake closed at Bishop Lodge?


The road to south lake has a sign posted "road closed", no gate, Just past the lodge. The road is clear past the sign and you can drive probably a 1/4 mile or so until there is snow and ice on the road. After that forget about driving any further.
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Re: Splitting Red Cone Bowl 3/12/16, South Lake Snow Shoe 3/

Postby Bluewater » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:25 am

Beantown wrote:
Bluewater wrote:Thanks Beantown! Great photos and some beautiful conditions at Red Cones. Those pristine runs in your video make me want to get a split board. :thumbsup:

Was the road to South Lake closed at Bishop Lodge?


The road to south lake has a sign posted "road closed", no gate, Just past the lodge. The road is clear past the sign and you can drive probably a 1/4 mile or so until there is snow and ice on the road. After that forget about driving any further.


Thanks for the update Beantown, much appreciated!
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Re: Splitting Red Cone Bowl 3/12/16, South Lake Snow Shoe 3/

Postby maverick » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:05 pm

Thanks for the info and pictures Beantown!
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