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Discussion about winter adventure sports in the Sierra Nevada mountains including but not limited to; winter backpacking and camping, mountaineering, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, etc.

Postby wingding » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:06 am

Yes, another trip when the snow settles would be great.



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Postby Randonnee » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:49 am

At this moment it looks like I am going to have to pass as well. :(
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Postby hikerduane » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:31 pm

:) The manager of my department was messing with one of the Team Leaders and left me out of his prank. I don't have to work Saturday. I was thinking of going Friday night, but I can get a better nights sleep in Carson City, plus I can get an earlier start on Saturday. Instead of sleeping until it is light, I can hit the parking lot shortly after first light by driving down on Sat. morn. We'll see, 6 of one half a dozen of another. I should be there before 9, eat in Lee Vining if the cafe is open.:)

Too bad about those ski patrol folks.:(
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:39 pm

hikerduane, Glad you can make it! :D

Randonee, :(
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Postby copeg » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:46 am

You all be carefull and have tons of fun!

BTW esavalanche has a picture of a huge natural release slide on McGee's east face on their home page...listed as class 4+!

I'm gonna try to head up to Glacier point this weekend if anyone on the west side is interested in a last minute trip :unibrow:
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Postby wingding » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:00 am

yes, be very careful - it looks like avalanche danger is pretty high right now. Scares me.
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Postby hikerduane » Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:35 pm

The trip was great! Great weather. It felt hot at times or was that the sunburn?:) Awesome people and funny too! Some wind Saturday but not bad. You guys missed out.

The avalanche by McGee Creek was cool. I was able to view it better going home today. It didn't look that high, but as I passed by it on 395 headed North this afternoon, I saw someone standing at the bottom and the snow looked to be 10 to 12 feet high where it stopped. Cool! Big chunks of snow too. I saw a Bald eagle in a field north of Bridgeport with a couple other large birds, juveniles? By the time I spotted them I didn't have time to get a long look.
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Postby ridgeline » Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:17 am

Great trip, HD, I don't know who is more sunburnt you or me. Fun weekend, took too much gear as usual, great weather, very safe conditions in the valley, no av's seen, while cutting into the snow saw only a four inch layer from the last snowfall. Nice meeting everyone.
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Postby Trail Bud » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:28 am

It was a great trip!! You meet the nicest people on the trail. I hope to be able to this more of the group trips in the future. You guys were alot of fun. I will try to get the pictures and video posted soon. ( I'm going out of town). My hilight was watching Ridgeline play human backhoe with his shovel for three hours clearing out tent sites.
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Postby Trekker » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:44 pm

Great trip, great company!!! I used sunscreen, and I'm still burnt! I also think that in a past life Ridgeline was the foreman of a chain gang! :D Next time, hide the shovels!!!! :lol: Speaking of, Ridgelines call about the weather was right; overall great conditions, a little windy on and off, but our construction project took care of that! It was fun to finally see Snowy do her thing on the board! Hikerduane, Ridgeline and Trailbud, thanks for making it, and thanks for the laughs!
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Postby sierra_smitty » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:59 pm

So where is the link to the report & pics boys & girls? :lol:
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:46 am

I started a new thread
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