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2012/04/13 Very Late Season Dump in Tahoe
π 2012-04-13 00:00 in Snow
While the bay got a nice thunderstorm with unusual thunder and lightening. Good excuse to go check out Kirkwood for a late season powder day or two.

The driver up was "interesting" to say the least. We drove Jennifer's Toyota and I got to Jackson in record time considering the pouring rain. Said rain turned to snow soon after jackson, and we were left with a long drive in the snow, and that snow was quite slippery, making for some 'interesting driving'.


caltrans plowing was 'minimal' as you can see.
caltrans plowing was 'minimal' as you can see.

somehow with flimsy chains and skillful driving, we made it up
somehow with flimsy chains and skillful driving, we made it up


We got there a bit late due to both conditions and the fact that Carson Spur was actually closed for over an hour for snow clearly, but by ten, I had one of the first chairs up to the wall with 2ft of fresh dry powder, so it wasn't too bad :)



Jennifer learned to get under the rope :)
Jennifer learned to get under the rope :)

Did I mention powder on the wall? :)
Did I mention powder on the wall? :)

That evening, we spent a nice evening in a place I got for us:


And the next morning, we were joined by Arturo, and spent most of the day on the backside:



Arturo just had to ride chair 3...
Arturo just had to ride chair 3...

Backside had plenty of pow for us
Backside had plenty of pow for us


I got down this :)
I got down this :)

A bit of a line at 4, but didn't last long
A bit of a line at 4, but didn't last long





bit scared :)
bit scared :)


This friday/saturday was a great two days in Kirkwood: great snow and few crowds.

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