Snow conditions in Kings canyon

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Snow conditions in Kings canyon

Post by Skibum » Mon Dec 26, 2005 8:01 pm

In Grant Grove we recieved around 3-4 " of new snow. The marked X-C trails still need another 3-4 to be skiable. Montacito Sequoia recieved a little more and they have begun to groom trails. All trails in the Grant Grove area should be good after this next storm. Fingers crossed! :)








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Post by JM21760 » Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:00 pm

Skibum, when I first went to work at Giant Forest, (1978) there was 6' of snow on the ground in mid May. The employee housing guy, (Buck) gave me a shovel and welcomed me to the mountains! It was pretty cool for an 18 yo kid. I'm sure the snow will pile up before too long.

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Post by ERIC » Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:40 pm

So, you say his name was "Buck", eh? :unibrow: J/K

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Post by Skibum » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:07 am

Nothing but rain so far. Pretty much lost our base :( Another set of storms are stacking up in the Pacific. Hopefully, the temps will drop and we will get snow. These storms at this time of the year are usually are main snow makers. Last year we got 4 ft. of snow in 2 days during the new years storm.

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Post by Skibum » Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:40 pm

Rain, Rain, Rain, and more Rain........

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Post by JM21760 » Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:19 pm

Same here, and flooding. Sad.

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Post by JM21760 » Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:48 pm

Getting some snow now Skibum? We are, at 4700' in Carson City.

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Post by Skibum » Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:58 pm

Finally! Heavy snow falling this a.m. and supposed to continue throughout the day and night. Time to tune the skiis. :)

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Post by copeg » Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:45 pm

Skibum wrote:Finally! Heavy snow falling this a.m. and supposed to continue throughout the day and night. Time to tune the skiis. :)
Finally! (I wasn't around for the x-mas dump) If I can get my skis waxed tonight and my butt up tomorrow morning, I'll probably try and hit Kirkwood tomorrow.

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Post by JM21760 » Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:19 pm

2" here in the rain shadow at Carson City. Meyers web cam looks like a good dump going on tonight.

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