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Offline CAPMountain

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Mid-Week Snow trip
« on: February 12, 2012, 08:57:36 PM »
Planning on going up with one of my buddies on the 22nd-23rd (Wed-Thursday) to see if we can drive in to my place.  Anyone interested in a fun adventure in the snow?
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 02:16:37 PM »
We got about 6" in sterling last night so figure a foot at philbrook in addition to what was already there. I going to try to go up this weekend with the Paradise 4 wheelers I'll let you know what it looks like if I do.
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 07:10:20 PM »
Can't make the Wed, and by Thurs you will already be in.  Not a sled ride yet, still wheeled.
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 07:08:26 AM »
I would love any feedback on snow conditions you are able to get.  Unlikely to be anyone up there so I want to be as prepared as possible.
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 03:46:56 PM »
We went out the S-line from Inskip Saturday and made it to the sharp turn before that climb up to Jones Meadows. Of the 21 rigs on the run 5-6 went up the hill to Jones Meadows where they said there was 2-3 feet of snow. Because of how warm it was the snow was really sloppy wet. I know another group went towards the High Lakes but I don't know how far they made it.
Let me know what day you're going and if I'm available I go up.
Gary
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 06:51:13 PM »
I am curious how far the High Lakes group made it.  I can't tell by looking at the Norcal Crawlers web page.  The plan is to head up Wednesday but won't hit Inskip until 1030 or 11.  All goes well we will be staying the night at my place and heading back out on Thursday by noon.  I would love to have another rig along with me.
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 12:53:58 PM »
I haven't heard from any of them and it looks like I am now busy Wednesday. Good Luck and I'll listen to the radio when I can on Wed and Thur in case you need anything, Gary N6BLU
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 09:09:48 PM »
Thanks for keeping an ear out Gary.
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 06:28:45 PM »
I had a great trip despite with some friends despite an early hiccup.  Disappointing amount of snow for the end of February but it was great to be driving around up there.  Certainly couldn’t beat the weather.  Enjoy the pictures. 
Lott’s T

What happened to the sign?


Spring Valley sign


Someone did some ice fishing


Wonderful time snowshoeing, up the hill, loved the view


Found some fresh snow, had a great time


« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 06:47:05 PM by CAPMountain »
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 06:20:46 AM »
By hiccup, were you the ones who found the guy deceased in his car above Inskip? :'(
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 07:08:15 AM »
That would be a correct assumption.  Saw the article in the Paradise Post too.
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Re: Mid-Week Snow trip
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 07:25:04 AM »
thanks for the pics! looks like a great time! :)