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January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« on: 01/17/12, 09:41 AM »

Plenty of folks hit Yodelin on Saturday for some fluffy tree skiing.  We had a good size group that split up over the course of the day so the faster folks could get a few laps in 18-24" of fluffy, fluffy snow.


Tim on Welldigger's Ass - photo by AP

There was minimal evidence of wind transport near the top on the south aspects and excellent skiing from 5200 down to 4000 on S and SW slopes.  I was able to get all the new snow to move in a big soft slab on the old crust on steeper S facing rolls, but it took a lot of effort to get it sliding. 


Mica skis the trees - photo by AP

Yodelin's meadows are taking longer to fill in, but there's plenty of coverage in the open and in the old growth.  We were touching down on the crust from time to time, but I'm betting that's not a problem anymore after the last couple of days.  Really good snow...


Hopi waits for mom - photo by AP
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #1 on: 01/17/12, 10:08 AM »

Good call.
Looks nice.
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #2 on: 01/17/12, 10:10 AM »

We saw a big black dog at the Yodelin parking lot on Sunday morning and wondered if that was Tundra! By the time we were booted up he'd already headed off in search of powder. Looks like sweet conditions on the Yodelin side of the valley as well!
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #3 on: 01/17/12, 10:53 AM »

Yup, T and Hopi had a blast.  It was perfect conditions for them, with that firm base... which, of course, meant that K9 "stone deaf powder fever" was in effect most of the day.
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #4 on: 01/17/12, 02:42 PM »

I'm curious what Hopi is wearing in that last pick. Training collar? or something else?

Glad it's good. Still waiting for winter in the Sierras...
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #5 on: 01/17/12, 02:51 PM »

It's the Garmin Astro -- she's training as a wilderness SAR dog and it's a great tool to track her on a GPS when she ranges out of sight... which she is very, very comfortable doing.  Independent pooch and as I said, sometimes stone deaf on a powder day.

It's also a semi-reasonable "poor-dog's beacon", in that we can get close to her with the GPS if she gets stuck somewhere.
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #6 on: 01/17/12, 03:01 PM »

Reminds me of a day my dog bailed off the track up Alpental valley to the valley floor. Where I got to lose 150+ ft of elevation to break him a new trail after he'd been lost for 10-15 minutes wallowing down there. Very comfortable wandering...

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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #7 on: 01/17/12, 05:26 PM »

Hopi looks like an Ewok in that picture Cool
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #8 on: 01/17/12, 10:56 PM »

Thanks for the fun tour and turns! I'll have to get Jason out there some more with the splitboard so he can figure out the system...


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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #9 on: 01/17/12, 10:59 PM »

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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #10 on: 01/18/12, 09:25 AM »

Nice pics Tim!  Great to hook up with you guys, at least for a chunk of the day.

Reminds me of a day my dog bailed off the track up Alpental valley to the valley floor. Where I got to lose 150+ ft of elevation to break him a new trail after he'd been lost for 10-15 minutes wallowing down there. Very comfortable wandering...

Heh -- yup, exactly.  Over the New Year weekend she launched off a roadcut chasing a ptarmigan, only to find herself in 2+ feet of snow at the bottom of a 35 degree slope, waiting for me to come cut her a track back up.  I am well trained.
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #11 on: 01/18/12, 02:21 PM »

Yet again I just chucked up all over my keyboard looking at the nice photos of snow you have ..... we still have nothing.  But, something ugly is rolling in over the hills.  I smell it; I feel it; and I can even taste it.  So I hope I didn't gas up my snowblower for nothing....
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #12 on: 01/25/12, 09:49 AM »

I'm guessing it's a poor snow year in Ethiopia.
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Re: January 15, 2012 - Yodelin
« Reply #13 on: 01/25/12, 10:40 AM »

I'm guessing it's a poor snow year in Ethiopia.

Heh -- yeah, not so much...
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