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Still snowing..

Posted in Nature and Stuff, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by janaycore

I had to go take that scam of a test called the “GRE” today in Reno, where it was 71 degrees.  Now that I am back, cursing the red tape that is ETS, I am somewhat comforted by the reminder that here in South Lake, it can snow any month of year.

Snowflakes falling large and fast in my backyard today

Snowflakes falling large and fast in my backyard today

I love the days in Tahoe where it snows one day and then there’s blue sky the next.

Yeah like this

Yeah like this

After getting stuck in the snow for a minute (my car cannot drive through more than 1 1/2 feet of snow, even with chains), Kari Jo and I went snowshoeing on one such day, determined to find Fallen Leaf Lake.

Kari Jo praises the Snow Gods

Kari Jo praises the Snow Gods

I like this seat

I like this seat

Let's mess up something beautiful

Let's mess up something beautiful

Warning: Not a post card. Part of my actual life.

Warning: Not a post card. As seen in my actual life.

I am so determined to climb that peak once the snow melts.

I am so determined to climb that peak once the snow melts.

I give Lake Tahoe my seal of approval.

I give Lake Tahoe my seal of approval.

The shortest, warmest, most snowiest winter of my life.

Posted in California, Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2009 by janaycore

I know it doesn’t sound like it makes sense, but it does, I swear.  Tahoe has some of the craziest winter weather I have ever seen.  It snows while it is sunny all the time.  Some locals will disagree with my opinion that Tahoe winter is not that cold, because I think one forgets (if one has ever experienced it at all) what it is like to have sleet all winter with frigid temperatures.  In Tahoe, the sun shines all winter.  And it’s warm sun, not like that tricky bright kind with no warmth.  Don’t get me wrong.  It gets cold too, very cold.  When it is snowing.  But it only lasts a few days, not all winter.  And then you’ll be back in that tee shirt and hoodie in no time.  I love Tahoe.

Icicles behind my work

Icicles behind my work

Not even the biggest storm of the winter

Not even the biggest storm of the winter

The road to my winter playground

The road to my winter playground

So much snow!

So much snow!

It goes away so fast in the sun :(

It goes away so fast in the sun

…But here’s the real reason I already love Tahoe

Posted in Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , , , , , , on December 8, 2008 by janaycore

There are so many reasons why love Tahoe, even though the economy gets more depressing every day.  My favorite things are the sheer natural beauty and snowboarding.

Even though there's not very much snow

There's not very much snow right now, but I know I just have to be patient.

There's nothing like snowboarding with your best friends,

There's nothing like snowboarding with your best friends,

Even though they're HERBS

Even though they're HERBS

I have brand new bindings.

I have brand new bindings.

Goggle tanning is the best!

Goggle tanning is the best!

When the day makes your shadow this long,

When the day makes your shadow this long,

you know only have this to come home to.

you know you only have this to come home to.

Home sweet Home

Home sweet Home

Snow in Philly?!?!?!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 28, 2008 by janaycore

WTF!!!!  Where’s my snow?  When are we going to end the World Series already?


Snow! Snow! Snow!

Posted in Snowboarding, Tahoe with tags , on October 23, 2008 by janaycore

It snowed here in Tahoe on October 10th.  A lot.  It’s all melted now and pretty much about 5 hours after it snowed, but Freel Peak still has snow today. Locals say that statically early snow in October means a great season.  Here’s to hoping!!

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She looks beautiful in the snow... sigh 🙂

More Snow!!

Posted in California, Tahoe with tags , , , on October 8, 2008 by janaycore

Let’s build that base up at Heavenly!!!  Special weather alert for Friday.

ALTHOUGH WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION IS NOT EXPECTED WITH THIS SYSTEM… SCATTERED INTENSE SNOW SHOWERS MAY LEAD TO MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE SIERRA AND VALLEY FLOORS OF WESTERN NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA. THE EXCEPTIONS WOULD BE NEAR THE SOUTHERN SHORES OF BOTH LAKE TAHOE AND PYRAMID LAKE WHERE LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS ARE LIKELY FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT AND COULD ACCUMULATE TO SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

October First…. CALLING FOR SNOW!

Posted in California, Tahoe with tags , , , , on October 1, 2008 by janaycore

Another way SLT kills Montgomery County…. SNOWBOARDING options.  Heavenly is only about 10 minutes from house by bus or car.  Happy Sigh.  Ski Liberty was the crappy, superexpensive mountain by my house in Maryland.  And a season pass to Heavenly is about half the price of Liberty.  Now, the snow watch begins!!!!!

From http://www.accuweather.com, bolding done by me!

MODERATE RAIN WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN SIERRA FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED ALONG THE SIERRA FRIDAY NIGHT. SNOW LEVELS MAY FALL BELOW 7000 FEET EARLY SATURDAY MORNING…WITH LIGHT SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE TAHOE BASIN. SEVERAL INCHES OF ACCUMULATIONS IS EXPECTED IN THE SIERRA ABOVE 8000 FEET. SOME AREAS BELOW 7000 FEET IN THE SIERRA MAY RECEIVE ONE HALF INCH OF RAIN OR MORE FRIDAY NIGHT.
MOTORISTS TRAVELING OVER THE HIGH SIERRA PASSES NEED TO CARRY
TIRE CHAINS AND BE PREPARED FOR WINTER LIKE DRIVING CONDITIONS.

RAIN IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WILL CREATE SLICK ROADS AND REDUCED
VISIBILITY.