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April 6, 2009

Baldy North View

Baldy North View

Back home now in sunny Southern California. Here's a look at Mt. San Antonio's north face as seen yesterday through the plane window. I was hoping to catch a peek at San Jacinto's north face, but our flight path took us way north—too far to see anything. Looks like Baldy's north face still has plenty of snow for skiing.

Of course, you've still got to climb up there, ski it, climb back up, and then hike all the way down to your car. Or maybe cut across the Devil's Backbone to the ski area. As for the Sierra, sounds like things are mostly stable, but unsettled weather is expected this week, with the possibility of snow Friday. That may be enough to keep me skiing locally this coming weekend.

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