Little Bear 5/18

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Little Bear 5/18

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Pending a good avy forecast and weather window, I will be heading up Little Bear this Saturday 5/18. Looking for at least one more to join. Will be booting up and down as I do not ski.

Banking on full snow coverage up the hourglass based on the 5/4 TR, plus the snowfall over the weekend. (If this is no longer the case and becomes technical ice climbing, I will be turning around.) Message or text if interested / have questions 718-916-8867
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Hoping to make an attempt this weekend as well, but I would be skiing down. I have Friday - Sunday off, planning to camp out there and attempt Blanca and Ellingwood as well. Location still pending finalization on if they end up having the best avy and weather forecast in the state.
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Re: Little Bear 5/18

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I've been considering LB this weekend too. I've been between that or Snowmass, but might wait until early June for SM and capitalize off what the Sangres have been getting with snow.
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Would appreciate any reports from this weekend, or anytime.
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Re: Little Bear 5/18

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I climbed Antora today and West Spanish yesterday. The snow is very solid but heating up really fast right now. I wouldn't want to be on anything consequential after 9-10 am.
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josephnephi wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 12:26 pm I climbed Antora today and West Spanish yesterday. The snow is very solid but heating up really fast right now. I wouldn't want to be on anything consequential after 9-10 am.
Thanks for the heads up. Much appreciated. I'll likely end up ditching this one for tomorrow since the avy forecast isn't what I was hoping and there's no escape route in the hourglass.
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Was able to summit Little Bear today and ski down. Snow all the way from above Como lake. A few cruxes but not bad considering it's little bear. CR to follow early next week and I will make an attempt on hopefully Ellingwood and Blanca tomorrow.
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slawrence2011 wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 5:28 pm Was able to summit Little Bear today and ski down. Snow all the way from above Como lake. A few cruxes but not bad considering it's little bear. CR to follow early next week and I will make an attempt on hopefully Ellingwood and Blanca tomorrow.
Thanks!
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