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©ammy
Wed Apr 27 2011, 11:06AM


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Here are a couple pictures from the past 2 days' adventures. More to come but I'm off now to go be "Where In So Cal Is Cammy San Diego".

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View from a ways off the road - 3N32


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Lumbe® Jill
Wed Apr 27 2011, 11:06AM

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Damn you drive fast when I'm not around!

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bills grandson
Wed Apr 27 2011, 11:41AM

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Cool video. Forest looks great 3x time would have been the way I like to roll sometimes.
I guess I will have to start learning the numbers for the roads

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©ammy
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2N93 still hasn't opened for the season yet. Also, the gate on 2N13 at 3N14 is still closed. 2N13 is the road to get to Butler Peak.
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©ammy
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©ammy wrote ...

Here are a couple pictures from the past 2 days' adventures. More to come









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Juliann
Fri Apr 29 2011, 09:34PM

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Have you heard if the public will be allowed to drive to Butler Peak this summer?
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©ammy
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I have not heard either way. I'll let y'all know on here once they reopen it.
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Update from yesterday - The snow patch is barely noticeable on 3N12, in fact we saw a small Honda car (Civic, I think) that I have to assume passed over the snow patch unless they drove up & turned around before it.
We completed the eastern section of 3N08 - map: [Click Here]. 4WD is a must for this part of the road as there is a steep, rocky section of the road.
3N14 from 3N08 to Big Pine Flat is in great shape and I believe a passenger car would have no trouble making it from Fawnskin to Big Pine Flat on this route - map: [Click Here]
From Big Pine Flat you can head East on 3N16 which is supposed to be a good road (green rating, I believe). But there is a section just east of Big Pine Flat that had seen much erosion in the past few years. We did not need 4WD for any of this road yesterday. We went all the way to 2N09 - map: [Click Here] but the higher clearance of the Tundra was nice to have. There was one spot where I tried to cross a rutted section on the road and ended up having only my left front and right rear wheels on the ground! I had to back up and approach the rut from a different angle to get through.
3N97 - map: [Click Here] and 3N04Y - map: [Click Here] have been closed, I believe, since the Butler 2 Fire. They still have closed gates at the A & B markers on the previous 2 map links.
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©ammy wrote ...

We completed the eastern section of 3N08 - map: [Click Here]. 4WD is a must for this part of the road as there is a steep, rocky section of the road.

A change of underwear is helpful, also

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A change of underwear is helpful, also

Oops! Sorry 'bout that!
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lunchlady
Jan 19 : 07:25pm
I think 2010 was the last time they called more than one day at a time, we were out 5 successive days then!

lunchlady
Jan 19 : 07:23pm
Haven't heard as yet if there is school tomorrow, I expect them to call it but may not know til 5 am, they have a process in deciding, they try to drive the bus routes at 3 am to determine if it is safe and also whether they are able to plow at each school, if I had to guess, I would say and hope @No School@

bills grandson
Jan 19 : 07:20pm
I know it doesn't have equal coverage or density but do you know if there is a rule of thumb for the valley such as 0ne foot of snow raises the lake x amount of inch's there of course tons of variables but it would be nice to make a guesstimate

mimoo
Jan 19 : 07:06pm
Hi everyone, how is it up the hill right now?? Snowing or ??. I'm coming up thru Lucerne shortly.
Yes, I am one of the crazy people out on the roads. 😲😨
Thanks, I appreciate any info.

Benny (N6BWX)
Jan 19 : 06:57pm
Let's hope so Van! We're going to need a few more series like this to get there, but it's certainly possible!

Van
Jan 19 : 06:56pm
Maybe this is shaping up to be like January 2005. The lake went from 17' down to almost full at the end of that winter.

Craig (KJ6BCM)
Jan 19 : 06:39pm
LunchLady, what is the status of the Big Bear Valley Schools for Tomorrow??? Thanks for all of your info here, we all appreciate it!!!

Benny (N6BWX)
Jan 19 : 06:38pm
Absolutely BG, could certainly be some flooding & weight problems through Monday. And the kind of precip that could bring the lake up another foot...

Craig (KJ6BCM)
Jan 19 : 06:37pm
@Owl, you just might have a chance at that Snow Pool, however, so much Winter is left..... QPFs and other data from the NWS indicate tomorrow could be a wet and snowy day. Hope everyone is having a safe day.

bills grandson
Jan 19 : 06:02pm
Those conditions make dramatic lake level increases and danger for snow laden roofs. especially large buildings with flat roofs. If you have one make sure there are no dams.

Does anyone have any information this morning at the bottom of cactus flats involving the cement truck? Sounded scary

LA Owl
Jan 19 : 05:56pm
5312' elevation

LA Owl
Jan 19 : 05:55pm
We turned to rain early today but this evening it is mixed sleet/snow. The runoff was high and melted the berm as I spread it around

Benny (N6BWX)
Jan 19 : 05:37pm
Imagine 2 feet of snow, then 2 inches of rain, it's going to be quite the mess. If it stayed snow, which is always still possible... well you know the math.

Benny (N6BWX)
Jan 19 : 05:36pm
Good question Reg, and I know you also have a good knowledge of things... It's looking more likely we'll see a changeover to rain on Sunday at lake level; optimistically the snow level will bump up to around 7,000 feet, but that usually means not much sticking below 8k.

Regulate
Jan 19 : 05:32pm
Ben, any idea on the Sunday storm if most of the moisture from the main front will be rain at lake level, before changing to snow missing a chance for significant snow accumulation (a foot or so) from this storm? Of course, all moisture is great of course for the lake!


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