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Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:40 pm

Mammoth Mountain got 9'-13.5' (that's feet!) from this storm

Dec 12, 2010 Before the storm, that's my friend Doug E Fresh
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Dec 17, 2010 View from our condo at 8100'
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Dec 18, 2010 View from our condo 24 hrs later, vehicles buried
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Dec 18, 2010 Had to dig the vehicles out so the plow could come in
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Dec 18, 2010 Crotch to waist deep snow, I know that's not much next to me :D
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Dec 19, 2010 Same view from the condo, snow up to our balcony now
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Dec 19, 2010 Scott clearing the snow off of the Rubi (3" lift, 33" tires)
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Dec 19, 2010 My FJ
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Dec 19, 2010 Snow on the FJ, over the spare tire
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby copeg » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:59 pm

Wow, what a dumping!
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby rlown » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:02 pm

Despite the work, looks like you're all safe and having some fun.

Let it snow.. Let it snow.. Let it snow..

Might suck to have a first floor condo.. :)
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby hikerchick395 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:10 am

That last photo illustrates it well. I've been trying to describe the pics on the local news to my husband, who's currently in SoCal.

Do you have power and phone? I know there's widespread outages. I feel lucky that our only "outage" is radio. (Round Valley...currently rain falling on top of the snow.)

Are you staying through the holidays?
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby maverick » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:18 am

Wow, that is quite a bit of snow!
Hopefully there will not be any power outages.
Stay safe, and warm Snowy!
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:59 pm

We didn't lose power, but some parts of Mammoth did. I'm here til Jan 4th. I retired Nov 19th, so I've been here since Dec 10th. Its been nice! Sitting in front of the fireplace right now, dinner with friends later! Life is good! :D
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby mtn.horhe » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:09 pm

man that looks awesome!!! Hey i was wondering if you really liked your FJ? I have been thinking about getting one.
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby Snow Nymph » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:19 pm

I love my FJ! :D I would replace it with another if something happened to this one. I loved my 4Runner, but the FJ seems to get to places the 4Runner didn't. FJ has rear lockers. It also has more room in the back. I have a bed, refrig and drawers in the back. Also a nice stereo system! I didn't get the rack because it was too close to the height of the garage door and didn't want to deal with it if I was going to get it lifted in the future. The only thing I don't like not being able to see out the back, but I use the mirrors so its not an issue anymore. In Mammoth, I was able to move around easily with the big snow dumps while people were digging, dealing with chains and getting stuck. It was fun seeing guys watching while I drove thru the chunks of snow. I love my FJ! (:)
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby Rockstar fisherman » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:44 pm

Great pictures
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby Cross Country » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:59 pm

I've got to say this about snow skiing (downhill) I've skied at almost ever major resort in western US. If you like steep terrain, (I loved it. It's why I went) almost nothing could beat Mammoth, and it's right here in our Sierra.
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby Cross Country » Mon May 16, 2011 9:54 pm

Mammoth gets lots of snow.
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Re: Mammoth is getting hammered!

Postby Flux » Thu May 19, 2011 9:51 am

Yep, it was a tough year for the snow removal guys, we had tiny little paths with 10ft walls to get into our condo. I think there was a month where it snowed 10 feet a week.

You can see the cornice on the roof, that's close to 20 feet up

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The dog was confused as to where to do her business

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