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Old 02-13-2013, 11:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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damn man, that does suck. Zombaco and I waited it out in a coffee shop checking traffic. We headed out around 5pm and had zero traffic going down...the traffic coming up looked kinda intense.

Tons of cops, chp and media vans lol!
What's worse is after waiting all that time in line, mine was the first vehicle they didn't search when it opened back up. Ha!! Waited in line 2 hours just to be sent on my way.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What's worse is after waiting all that time in line, mine was the first vehicle they didn't search when it opened back up. Ha!! Waited in line 2 hours just to be sent on my way.

be thankful they didn't search your car. We ere watching the news in the bar before we left?

They were searching cars at fucking GUN POINT. Yes, really....so not cool
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be thankful they didn't search your car. We ere watching the news in the bar before we left?

They were searching cars at fucking GUN POINT. Yes, really....so not cool
I've been a cop for 20 years so I wouldn't have cared. Given what Dorner was capable of, I would have had my weapon at the ready, too. Hopefully it's all over.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Rode bear for 10 years - 90% of the time it sucks.
It's better than MT High if you don't want to drive all the way to Mammoth
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It was sick at summit today A foot plus fell overnight and it wasn't the usual heavy maritime stuff. It kept snowing til about noon. The best part was they groomed most runs early last night. The storm rolled in after the mountain was groomed so when they opened this morning, virtually every run was ungroomed. Apparently they don't groom during the day like some of the bigger mountains. The east side was delicious. If every local day was like today, I'd never ride anywhere else.
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Heading up in the AM. Couldn't go today. Wish I did.

Oh well. Still hope to find some stashes.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I pretty much refuse to ride Bear unless there's been at least an 1" of snow overnight. Place is just pure hardpack and ice otherwise and poorly groomed.

I can ride Mammoth for weeks without snowfall and leave tired, I ride Bear for 2 days without snow and I leave with deep bruises, a headache, and sprained wrists.

Just assume it blows unless there's been snow lately.
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I don't even go unless it's a dump.

But warm weather does soften things up a little. I won't go if it hasn't snowed and it's cold.

I went and it was soft packed groomers and powder on the sides. Typical 2nd day conditions.
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I don't even go unless it's a dump.

But warm weather does soften things up a little. I won't go if it hasn't snowed and it's cold.

I went and it was soft packed groomers and powder on the sides. Typical 2nd day conditions.
Really warm weather is when it turns into a glorified snocone, the cat tracks turn into log flumes and the steeps turn into dusted ice from all the side slippers.

Maybe that's when it's too warm. That's the worst though, you get soaked and you can't wear anything more than a tshirt/sweater or you just sweat the whole day.

Bear is rarely a good experience for me. I've had more fun at indoor skiing areas than @ Bear with no recent pow
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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That's going a bit far. Indoor? Hah.

When it hits 40-50F, which it does a lot. It's pretty nice. If it stays below that with no new snow it's an ice cube. If it gets above that then you do get slurpee conditions later.

I go maybe 3-5 times a year. Since I'm self-employed I just wait for the good days and go. Last time I went it was snowing (6 inches or so) while we were there.

The rest of the year I just plan big trips.
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