As sad as it is, by Feb 19th, I had not gone to Tahoe once this season yet. The conditions just didn't warrant the trip since their base coverage was so low.
So kirkwood had a bit ore than other folks, but they were still suffering. I got cliffed out in places I otherwise knew, and Eagle Bowl was very bare with grass everywhere still, it looked like early december.
Anyway, I made the best of it :)
the wall, not looking good, can't even traverse
eagle bowl looks way too green...
did I mention way too much vegetation that didn't belong?
doh, cliffed out
crap, cliffed out again
I then went to the back side to check out the snow at the boundary there and go all the way to Emigrant Lake:
seriously, how do I get down?
the wave, still bare
thanks to the tow rope, it wasn't too hard to get to the boundary
'access today', yeah!
no good way down
but I was able to find another way. view from the bottom of the lake
in the end I got to the bottom of chair 3 and hiked back up from there.
first time I got down that ridge and mostly made it back
Day 2: back from more.
the snow on that side was just wind blown and crusty
and before we knew it, time to go home. Go Jim!
bottom of sunrise wasn't pretty...