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Old 12-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Here's a couple photos from the trip Mixie and I took yesterday. It was fucking windy! Sustained winds at the summit between 45-50mph with gusts over 60. Best part of that was free refill wind buff pow shots all day long on the upper mountain (front side)

Dave's from top of Chair 9

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Dragon's Back top and blustery

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Dragon's Back lower

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Dragon's Back Traverse from Chair 9. It was a bit tracked out, but still just below knee deep

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Chair 5- fresh refills ALL DAY. Ankle to mid shin deep. By the time we got back to the top, our tracks were already covered back up. Thanks windbuff! I really liked the rollers through the trees on the left

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Chair 3. Far ridge the summit- Climax to Cornice Bowl to Wipeout Chutes and Chair 23. And lots of blowing snow

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Santiago Bowl on the left, and Hemlock on the right. Hemlock is one of my goals to ride by the end of the season. Very steep on the left and mellows a little bit going lookers right. Plus it's a bootpack up the ridge from Santiago

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Halfmoon shot over the ridge, coming up the backside on Chair 13

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Main lodge looking up

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Sunsetting blowing snow over Dave's run and Huevos Grande (the vertical strip of snow above the sign with the cliff band across)

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Old 12-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Good time to be in Mammoth. I'm seeing the National Weather Service is calling for 35"-58" today through Monday
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:32 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Chair 3. Far ridge the summit- Climax to Cornice Bowl to Wipeout Chutes and Chair 23. And lots of blowing snow
that's chair 5. We didn't ride chair 3 yesterday. You're never gonna get them straight are you? It's ok No wait, I think Im reading your captions wrong. You got the chairs right. YAY!!!!


So according to NWS monday is gonna be the bluebird pow day? hm....This is gonna be a tough decision on what exactly I want to ride


ah, the slow signs. Don't those really mean ride as fast as possible right up until you get to the sign then skid to a stop?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:34 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Discretion is the better part of valor and he probably saved me from certain death. I owe him one.
Before certain death, on top of Scotty's....

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So it was so windy there looked to be a cornice on top of Scotty's. We looked over, but didn't want to get to close to the edge in case it broke off. With all the blowing snow it was impossible to see anything. And also there was an avy on Scotty's a day or two earlier, and it looked massive. We talked to ski patrol, and they said it was from dynamite but had a 4-6ft crown. There was quite a debris field lower down... coulda been a Mixie disaster?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:41 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Before certain death, on top of Scotty's....

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We looked over, but didn't want to get to close to the edge in case it broke off. With all the blowing snow it was impossible to see anything. And also there was an avy on Scotty's a day or two earlier, and it looked massive. We talked to ski patrol, and they said it was from dynamite but had a 4-6ft crown. There was quite a debris field lower down... coulda been a Mixie disaster?

I was totally strapped in and ready to drop into scotty's!! I almost didn't follow you back down the backside.

Oh what we don't get the full convo with ski patrol?

zombaco: "how big was the crown on scottys?"

Ski Patrol "4 to 6 feet"

zombaco glares at mixie "did it just happen or did you bomb it?

Ski Patrol "it happened ......from a stick of dynamite"

sorry, I found that amusing! Ski Patrol owes me for the walkie talkie filter idea!!

also? I am taller then the sign....I am just in really, really deep snow. Swear to fucking god.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #36 (permalink)
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How long you staying? Did you get my pm, I sent you my number and Im a textaholic. I was going to head up sunday morning but I uh got...a hot date lined up for xmas day. I have not commited either way (date or mammoth) because Im a bitch like that lol.

I can't believe I am considering delaying a snowboard trip for a boy but you know how it goes...p.s. Im a chick but I love love love getting called bro. For real
LOL. MY BAD. Had no idea - as dumb and sexist as it sounds, I naturally assume mostly doods peruse this forum.

Got your text - will hit you up. I'm here through the 30th.
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Good time to be in Mammoth. I'm seeing the National Weather Service is calling for 35"-58" today through Monday
Yeah, just heard the radio - they are calling for 2 - 5 feet of snow. That is insane.
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LOL. MY BAD. Had no idea - as dumb and sexist as it sounds, I naturally assume mostly doods peruse this forum.

Got your text - will hit you up. I'm here through the 30th.
No worries. I'm a tomboy, if I can hang with the guys and get called bro I take it as a compliment

Im leaving LA real early Monday morning, according to NWS that's when the snow stops dumping. Im trying to time it right so I don't drive up in a blizzard. I am a wussy chick when it comes to driving in harsh conditions

I just looked at the lift status and I see not much is spinning. Nothing but base lifts and chair 22. How are the crowds? I know tonight is night of lights, so Im betting it's a zoo out there. My computer at home is too old to view the web cams so I can't see for myself

text or pm me with your number and I'll hit you up Monday. Or just text me monday when you get out there, I probably won't be at the resort until mid day. I'm probably heading back home the 30th myself, I don't think Im gonna stay for new years.
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Here at mammoth right now. It is empty, no lift lines. Tons of powder and still coming down.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Here at mammoth right now. It is empty, no lift lines. Tons of powder and still coming down.

I love it!!! Californias as such weather wusses!! Myself included, though I will ride in a storm. Hm, maybe I will head up tomorrow morning after all. I don't mind riding nothing but the lower mountain if it's not packed and visibillity is decent.
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