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Nov 21, 2004, 12:25 PM
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woke up to a foot of snow this morning at Joshua Tree. THE PARK IS CLOSED TODAY DUE TO SNOW. snowstorm still ongoing when leaving this morning. the 62 was closed and might still be closed, but able to head north on 247 to Victorville and connect to the 15 and then the 10 west back to LA. 247 was slushy but should be ok if vehicle has good traction. drive slow. saw couple of pickups that veered into the ditches. went past couple officers who grinned and said the road to Victorville was passable but i'd be on my own

oh yeah, if you drive a white pickup truck half covered with white snow and have a habit of lingering in other people's blindspots with the road barely discernible in the middle of a snowstorm, TURN YOUR FRIGGIN' LIGHTS ON!!


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I spent Sunday through Thursday there with perfect weather! Just lucky, I guess.


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Yup, it's been snowing here since around 12:30AM this morning. It has pretty much snowed non-stop all day. We have at least a foot at my house (1 mile outside the west entrance) and it is supposed to continue all day!

Robert


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well it's sunny and hot here in LA. Did you get any pictures Sean? I hope so.


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Coyote Corner, Sunday morning 8am.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=44067

29 Palms entrance, Sunday morning.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=44066


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Nov 21, 2004, 3:17 PM
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Never thought I'd be happy to have 4-wheel drive in J-Tree. Don't think it was absolutely necessarry, but watching some people slide all over the place and get stuck made me glad to have it.


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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


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Those photos rock. I want it to snow next weekend when I go. :P I'll bring my AT setup.


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Clean and Jerk was skied for the first time today. The FDist's procaimed their new run a "Black Diamond", although some who followed felt it had been sandbagged and is really a "Double Black Diamond".


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I was there saturday. weather was great


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Hmmm. Maybe we shouldn't have used circle / square / diamond symbols on the maps in our book to denote easier to more difficult routes. :oops:


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I hope the snow is off the rock by friday.

How many inches?


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wow...i was supposed to go out there today and stay the night but my partner got sick and we didn't go. i guess i didn't miss out on any climbing, but maybe some good snowboarding :lol: awesome photos thou.

the weather looks sunny and clear for the rest of the week thou. hopefully all that snow will melt so we can climb next weekend.

jason


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It was really beautiful up there. I was egging my friends on to TR Big Moe but it just didn't happen. We were camping outside the park and we were going to try to drive into the park but there was too much snow.


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Aaahhh, Big Moe. One of the most classics TR's. Hope the snow melts by Fri. after all the family pleasantries and great food,


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Ahhhh Dang It, here I am in Georgia all week in a bunch of crappy rain while it's snowing Back home in California. I would have drove out to Josh just to have a snowball fight. Bummer....


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so how fast is the snow melting?

anyone hit any routes yesterday? and photos with jtree background in snow?


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Nov 22, 2004, 4:03 PM
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Here are Short and Feudal wall in Indian Cove.

http://www.flickr.com/...700_5b4bd53fb8_m.jpg


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Climbed in beautiful 50 degree weather at Devils Lake yesterday....I never would have guessed I had it so good!!!!

When was the last time JTree saw that much snow?


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Hey crotch,

Did you see Brian and myself stuck on Onaga Rd? We couldn't get out because a girl in a Jaguar couldn't make it back to Quail Springs Rd. Brian tried to push her uphill with his 4WD, at least until he spun out into the ditch. Called the tow truck, but the driver said he couldn't make it down to us. Well, after a couple hours of road work with a shovel, we were all able to make it out of there. Have some pics, but don't know how to post them to the thread directly.

Jochen


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Thanks, Jorge, that rocks. No, wait. Those rocks - are covered .. . in snow.

Brrr. Maybe I don't want to go down there this weekend. Bishop?: )


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Nov 23, 2004, 3:36 PM
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The pictures look grim.
From the people that were there,...Does it look like it will be melted off the rock by Friday?
I don't know what the snow was like, wet or dry.

I hope the sun bakes the rock over the next 2 days.


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Nov 23, 2004, 3:45 PM
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Here are Short and Feudal wall in Indian Cove.

http://www.flickr.com/...700_5b4bd53fb8_m.jpg

Well, if Indian Cove has that much snow, the main part of the Park (about 1,000 feet higher) must have really gotten hammered.

Curt


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