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Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-22-2010, 7:24 AM Reply   
This weekend is going to be nuts! Looks like 5-7 feet of fresh! wooo hooo! We got a big group going to South Lake. Saturday night we're all trying to hook up after a day at Heavenly. Hit me up.
Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       01-22-2010, 10:00 AM Reply   
were be up there. heave got 41 inches out of the storm. Its still a rock garden.
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-22-2010, 10:06 AM Reply   
Our precip totals are sure looking up...

http://www.wunderground.com/auto/sfgate/geo/precip/index.html
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-22-2010, 10:09 AM Reply   
Riding Sierra on Sunday
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-22-2010, 11:44 AM Reply   
We'll be at Heavenly on Sat. Me, my wife, Kaben and Brit, Brian and his wife, and a few others.

Rock garden still? I haven't looked at the others, but Kirkwood got 7 feet in the last seven days.
Old    Marshallk (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       01-22-2010, 12:03 PM Reply   
Damn, 5-7 feet. Send some of that snow on to CO. We haven't even gotten half of that all year...
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-22-2010, 12:14 PM Reply   
sierra sat...heavenly sunday
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-22-2010, 12:30 PM Reply   
You guys can have all the crowds. Supposed to be clear saturday. That should bring all the wally's.

Then the storms come back, fill in all your tracks for me to get there on Wednesday. He, he, he.

I can't wait. First good powder riding this year.

Joking aside.. Have fun everyone. Should be epic riding. Be safe. I wish I was going this weekend, too, but back to back trips aren't in the cards. Now, if I brought home some extra gear with me and I could ride South Lake with the homies, that might be a different story. Why do I never do that??? Oh well.
Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       01-22-2010, 12:37 PM Reply   
j rod yep. the trees dont have much real coverage, i hear a lot of people bottoming out hitting rocks and stubs. they have a 41 inch base kwood is over 100

kirkwood is were its at they always get way more than heave and most other places. They had bascially one lift running all week. lots of freshies still for sat.sierra is probally cool too

i have a pass to both my girl doesnt so hate to say it ill be riding heave too

(Message edited by nsolis220 on January 22, 2010)
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-22-2010, 12:43 PM Reply   
I was looking at the web cams questioning the claims, too. They kept saying this was a 10' storm. Looked more like a 2-3' storm to me. Not sure if it's being blown around, or what.

We need a local to chime and get us the scoop. Scotty?
Old    Meghan (megsswm)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-22-2010, 1:14 PM Reply   
I know the central sierra has gotten huge amounts. I live about 20 minutes from Dodge Ridge and they have gotten over 6 feet since Sunday night...the riding is epic. I have numerous feet at my house and it is only at about 4.000 feet. I can only guess that Tahoe has more.
Old    Robert Thorson (thor)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-22-2010, 3:05 PM Reply   
Riding at Sugarbowl on Sunday. 4th time there this season. They have had plenty of snow all season. Sunday should be a great day. Everyone have a good time at Heavenly and South Lake. I would like to spend the entire weekend at the resorts, but kids sports seem to always get in the way.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       01-22-2010, 4:33 PM Reply   
I was getting my snow report emails from heavenly all week. Between monday and thursday it tallied up to 4 feet plus whatever they got last night and today.

I checked out hwy 4 too. Chain control was 1.5 miles up from Murphys!! That's like 3000 feet.

This might be the best riding of the year. Crowds could interfere, but I rode the day after xmas and it was empty....so ya never know. I'll be there when they turn the lifts on.
Old    Brian Miller (brianmiller)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-22-2010, 4:47 PM Reply   
anyone headed to heavenly in the am and have room for one. my wife and I already had a trip planned but she cant go until the pm. So i am just looking for a ride up there.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-22-2010, 4:58 PM Reply   
Traffic doesn't look too bad right now.

This storm has been cold for sure. It was like 44 degrees when I went home last night.

I can't wait till next week.
Old    Brian Miller (brianmiller)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-22-2010, 5:10 PM Reply   
uhhh traffic suks on 80. so far an hour from fairfield to davis. time to take the back ways to roseville..and is surfing the internet legal when u are barely moving
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       01-22-2010, 5:49 PM Reply   
Nice B.

im still thinking sunday monday for myself and the fact that there will be no crowd is looking even better for a monday ride.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-22-2010, 6:07 PM Reply   
Brian, I'm sure that's not a problem.

I was looking at the cams from further up the mountain. Probably just a bit before the rush. South shore looked pretty crowded on 50, but 80 was suprisingly empty. I'm sure that'll change.

Snow level had to be low. The clouds finally cleared around Diablo. Plenty of snow. I'd say around 2,500-ish snow level. Should make for nice light powder.

Just got the full report from a friend in the mountains. He said it's deep.
Old    Linda Payton (wakebrdmom)      Join Date: Mar 2006       01-23-2010, 7:51 AM Reply   
We are heading up to South Lake this afternoon and riding Sierra tomorrow. Looking forward to fresh snow.
Old    sperbet            01-23-2010, 1:44 PM Reply   
I'd say 4-5 feet up high total. Not even close to original predictions. We got 18-24" in town. Tahoe is officaially Wally World at this point in time, specifically Squaw Valley USA. I will not be going out to a resort until next week. It was REALLY good up here all week though...
Old    Michele (shellyrn)      Join Date: May 2006       01-23-2010, 5:50 PM Reply   
Rode the Bowl on Thursday...5 ft. max...but it was very nice. Face shots alllll day with no crowds
Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       01-24-2010, 6:04 PM Reply   
heave was pretty damn nice

open mouth insert foot

I hade a blast it was knee to thigh deep in some of the stashs
Old    Boarder85 (fouroheight68)      Join Date: May 2006       01-24-2010, 9:45 PM Reply   
Crazy crowds today, but really thinned out after 2. Northstar was the best snow I've had in years.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-25-2010, 9:23 AM Reply   
Scotty.... I'll be ready to ride thursday and friday. Let' man. It's been too long. Looks like some great fresh coming in today and tomorrow. After today, Wally World should be closed for the week.
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-25-2010, 9:53 AM Reply   
no more leaving on sundays for me...50 was a disaster..it took joel n i 2.5 hours to get to sierra from south lake...
Old    Linda Payton (wakebrdmom)      Join Date: Mar 2006       01-25-2010, 9:57 AM Reply   
Nightmare leaving Sierra on Sunday. 2 hours just to get to highway 50. After that just slow driving on the snowy highway. However, the snow was epic all day.
Old    sperbet            01-25-2010, 10:21 AM Reply   
sounds good bud, hit me up
Old    Soli (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       01-25-2010, 10:43 AM Reply   
Haha It was jong central out there this weekend!

good things the people that go once a year already went this weekend. Now we can have the mountains to ourselves the rest of the year.

since the vultures were out sat and tracked out almost all of the mountains and jongs everywere we bounced at 11:30 and made it home in 3.5 hrs

(Message edited by nsolis220 on January 25, 2010)
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-25-2010, 12:38 PM Reply   
JR, I hear ya man... I've started leaving around 8pm on sunday nights. If you're not gone by noon, you're S.O.L.

We hit traffic going through Vallejo at 11pm a few weeks back. Craziness.

Linda, you guys still have Justin's 168? If so, and he's still not into it, I'd love to come by and grab it one night this week. Just let me know what you want for it.
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-25-2010, 1:04 PM Reply   
i'm gonna start leaving on monday mornings...
Old    Linda Payton (wakebrdmom)      Join Date: Mar 2006       01-25-2010, 2:00 PM Reply   
Evan, yea its still in the garage. Give me a call or send me an email. We have basketball games almost every evening, but I could still get it to you.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-25-2010, 3:08 PM Reply   
That's a good program JR. I've done it a few times. Only bad when you get burried in snow and have to dig out at 5am. I did that once and decided that if it's snowing I split late the night before.

Linda, I'll give you a shout. Thanks.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-25-2010, 3:34 PM Reply   
Evan will be at Sqauw 02-04 thru 02-07, if your in town come on over and hang out with us
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       01-25-2010, 6:37 PM Reply   
Sounds good, man. Sorry we missed you last time. I'll give you a shout if we make it up.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-25-2010, 6:55 PM Reply   
I will call you next week
Old     (wtrgrl)      Join Date: Mar 2009       01-26-2010, 8:13 AM Reply   
Left Sierra on Sunday at 2. Took us an hour just to get to hwy. 50, but I have hit much worse from there

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