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December 14, 2014 at 6:43 am #345Roy AllardAdmin
After what was advertised as the storm of the century we (Justin, Tim and myself) had to go see what the snow was like at Sherman Pass. We left town late to hopefully be behind the plow truck but it looks like the plow contract isn’t active right now. I’ll be contacting the forest service to find out the status.
We started getting snow on the road about 5000′ and it was about 8 inches deep at 6000’. We decided not to go any further where we could easily turn around and park at the Sherman Pass Jeep Trailhead at 6570’. There were some four wheel drive trucks driving past us up to about 7400’ where they could go no further and turned around.
We got into good powder snow about 7800’ and rode trail 101 to the pass at 9200’ where the marker indicated 1 foot of snow. There is actually a lot more in some places where the wind was not blowing during the storm. We rode to the Yurt and Justin shoveled the steps. The Yurt is in good condition and there is firewood and some essentials. We then continued to Paloma Meadow and then took 103 to Bonita Meadow. We were very careful in the meadows as there wasn’t much coverage off the trail. We took trail 105 to West Meadow and the snow conditions where pretty decent. We backtracked to 103 and made the loop riding it back to the 101. We rode to 102 where the snow was very nice and then headed back to the truck. We ended up riding over 50 miles with great powder conditions. It stayed cold all day below 32 degrees and we had sun 90 percent of the day with little cloud cover until the late afternoon. This was a much better day of riding then the first day last year on 12/12/13. I will start editing the video footage I shot today so make sure you subscribe to our club channel on YouTube. Just search for SugarloafersClub once on YouTube. Since this is the first snow let it serve as a reminder to pay your dues for the year. The membership form is at https://www.sugarloafers.com/membership.html. It looks like more snow is in the forecast so now is a good time to review the safety page on the club website and make sure you are prepared and riding safely! It looks like this year we won’t have to make all those out of state trips to keep riding so this is good news.
Take care, be safe and pray for snow,
RoyDecember 15, 2014 at 8:53 pm #453Roy AllardAdminTopic Author
If you want to see how the conditions were on Saturday watch the short YouTube video from our ride on the YouTube SugarloafersClub channel or play it below,
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