And for years later. Andrew was a scary killer. Blew up and turned at the last second, few were prepared.I'm not sure they could confirmed that 209mph figure from Kirkwood. Alpine's number may still be the record. ?
Weather trivia. Cat5 hurricane Andrew totally wrecked Homestead Fla 25 years ago. Top wind speeds are unknown as Andrew blew the wind Anemometer off the roof of nearby National Hurricane Center headquarters in Coral Gables FL. They just say 175+mph. 3 months later I walked thru the area and saw unbelievable damage even then!
1) More day trippers - seen in increased traffic on 80/50 at the usual peak times.Best to skip weekends (or come early/leave early) and now Fridays to avoid lines.
How do Diamond Peak and Homewood compare to Squalpine/Rose in terms of general "COVID compliance" among the folks skiing?1) More day trippers - seen in increased traffic on 80/50 at the usual peak times.
2) No lodging on CA side making the out-of-the-way or small resorts without much expert terrain to be less crowded than usual, as they are not "worth a daytrip to".
I saw photos of zero lines at Homewood over the weekend.
This was Crystal Ridge Express, the main chair to the summit at Diamond Peak all of yesterday-
This season I have so far been to Mammoth, Squaw, Alpine, Diamond Peak, and Sierra. Of these, the Ikon resorts (Mammoth/Squaw/Alpine) definitely were better organized to deal with COVID compliance. Especially given that they get higher traffic too.How do Diamond Peak and Homewood compare to Squalpine/Rose in terms of general "COVID compliance" among the folks skiing?
It's not a tree run. You cut left at the top of castle just after the initial section (there's a sign) and after that you can't miss staying on it. It can be pretty rocky on preacher's till the coverage gets good.
Did you ever ask the right person, lol.
I remembered this 10 year old video from Outside TV featuring preacher's passion. Disclaimer- all the clips in it are from nice powder days It is going to be nothing like that right now, especially given the type of snow that has fallen this last two weeks. Also, some of the folks interviewed mention it being not accessible from the top and that you have to cut through trees to get to it - ignore that part.Huh. I did something totally wrong. I followed a sign for the run, but then I went past another sign (caution, unmarked obstacles) on my right. I guess this means I need to try again!
Lol, that is partially why I decided to go look for Preacher’s Passion! I saw the size of those bumps on Castle. I was on slalom skis and was like, “Eff this. There has to be an easier way down.”Decided to get back to Castle for the rest of the way down and it was rock solid giant bumps even at 12:30pm. ...
I could easily hide in those trenches