Dan, Josh, Mike, and Jeff were able to make it up to the Lodge Friday the 23rd.
Here's what Jeff told me:
We were hoping for at least a foot of snow; predictions were for up to 18". We moved the vehicles off the drive, and on to the highway turnout (so we wouldn't be snowed in).
The wet snow began around 5 and by 7 it was blizzard conditions so we had a group dinner of pizza.
We did a little touring on the Angeles Crest Higway (CA highway 2) and we hunkered down for the
night. We woke to a solid 18" of powder, the wind drifted areas were deeper, the cars were buried and the highway was closed at the 6000' gate.
All of us have touring gear: Mike and Josh have split boards (snowboards), Dan and Jeff have alpine touring binding on their skis. We attached skins to the bottoms of our boards and "earned out turns"!
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