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 Post subject: Re: SoCal May Rain, or Snow
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:26 pm 
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2NAKLLR wrote:
18th. Cool.


18th. Cold.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal May Rain, or Snow
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Moving closer!

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal May Rain, or Snow
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:19 am 
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Hey it rained this morning. Couple hundredths got everything wet.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal May Rain, or Snow
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:19 pm 
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Im anxious to see also. The only t/h open to the summit is Vivian Cr. Everything N and E is closed off. The fire was reported to have overrun drylake and CHARLTON peak and a lot of the S fork drainage. Ill get some pix.


That would be cool, I look forward to seeing them.
What are you anticipating as far as snow pack is concerned?

Possible flat snowfields; boots and poles reccomended but thats all. Vivian is from the S. Its mostly gone for now.


I was just checking out the website, I didn't realize that they still had all that burn area closed till future notice. I wonder how many years they are going to keep it closed. (Nice for the wildlife though)
According to their fire map, it looks like it burned through both dry lake and dollar lake areas. Right up to the ridge above dollar lake. Hopefully that is not an accurate perimeter of the burn area and just the closed area. If it did burn through those areas, hopefully it was not that hot and just cleared out all the dead fall ( wishful thinking probably)
At any rate, have a good time, burnt or not it should be beautiful up there right about now.


Unfortunately for anyone looking for burn beta, I failed in that respect. Vivian Creek trail is a tough slog, gaining a lot of altitude fast. At the Vivian t/h @ 730 it was slightly chilly, but I hiked in shorts. We did not summit, so I can not give any info on that vantage to the N. We climbed through the snow that, beyond patches, started above High Creek Camp (where we pumped water going up and back down) and then at tree line we hung a R at a switchback and went out over snow to find a good hang for hammocks. The weather was perfect, w little wind and warmish temps. 37F low @ 9200 forecast. Felt about right. Sunday morning @just under 10000, it was below freezing and the wind was up to 20-30 up there. We didn't lag in GTFO. Descent was quick and only met a few coming up. Hiking in we leapfrogged w the same few people and only saw a handful of others overall.

Head of High Creek drainage. Those snow piles were massive. Made me think avy debris.

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Snow pack around camp, on a NNW aspect, ~10000ft.
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San Gabriel Valley, w Mt San Antonio in the background.
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 Post subject: Re: SoCal May Rain, or Snow
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Thanks 2NAKLLR,

Glad to hear that you had good weather although Sunday morning sounded a bit uncomfortable "below freezing with 20-30 mph winds" ouch! Hard to relax in a hammock in that weather. That definitely looks like avalanche debris.
Hope you had a good time and thanks for the pics.


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 Post subject: Re: SoCal May Rain, or Snow
PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:42 pm 
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The L is centered right over Death Valley! Its kicking up clouds on the northern slopes of the Transverse Ranges.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal May Rain, or Snow
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:28 am 
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Nice pics 2NA! 8-) Glad you got to get out after it.
...back to waiting for some inclement weather.
Having 37 drops on the windshield Monday didn't count.

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 Post subject: Re: SoCal May Rain, or Snow
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 10:12 pm 
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lOX - tonight's disc. It May; pbly not
"A couple of changes to the forecast
this evening...have added a slight chance of showers or
thunderstorms in the Ventura and Santa Barbara County mtns for
late Monday afternoon. There will be plenty of instability over
the areas mentioned plus a pool of 700-650 mb moisture that
should at least initiate some showers. If storms do initiate, they
will be elevated and have little trouble growing vertically. The
main concern would be dry lightning and chaotic downdraft winds
when storms collapse. This looks to be limited only to the
Ventura/sba County mtns for tomorrow. There will be some flat
cumulus build ups across the la County mtns, but lack of moisture
and instability should make for just partly cloudy conditions
over the la County mtns. "

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