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Old 04-15-12, 12:03 AM
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CA-39 & More Snow

Just a quick report. Gorgeous up on 39 today, although definitely still a bit cloudy.

Gorgeous at the more moderate elevations:



Getting near the snowline:



Closure gates just a bit above 5k:



It seems I was not the only one to cycle through the snow:



Although, those tracks did not go too far.

Slushy snow to ride through:



Gorgeous:





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I finally turned around at this point:



Turns out it is tough riding once the snow nears the 6" mark.

Still, I did my best:



Looking up at the upper sections of snowy 39:



Good times.

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beautiful pics. thanks for sharing as always!
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I was planning on riding up to Crystal Lake, but unfortunately I had mechanical problems on the way... on my car Clutch died on me; luckily I was close to an auto repair shop.

I was planning on driving to the top of SGRT and starting from there. Maybe next time -- how far did you get before you had to start cycling through snow?
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
beautiful pics. thanks for sharing as always!
Of course!

Originally Posted by JusRelax View Post
I was planning on riding up to Crystal Lake, but unfortunately I had mechanical problems on the way... on my car Clutch died on me; luckily I was close to an auto repair shop.

I was planning on driving to the top of SGRT and starting from there. Maybe next time -- how far did you get before you had to start cycling through snow?
Fun! Snow started covering the road shortly above the closure gate just above 5,000 ft (just above the turnoff for Crystal Lake). I was able to ride for about a mile and a half beyond that, through slushy snow that was no more than a few inches deep (and thus my wheels had no problem pushing through it while staying in contact with the pavement). Beyond that last curve around to the backside, the snow got deeper and less slushy and became much tougher to ride through. That said, if you are heading to Cystal Lake itself, and not just continuing on 39, it should be plowed and clear all the way up.
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