A cold winter storm blew in and Brandon and Kat picked me up at 9:30 pm Monday night to make the drive up to Mammoth in hopes of getting some good powder. Besides the late departure, our drive was pretty uneventful. We arrived at my house at about 3am. The inside of the house was 12 degrees! Gnarly. We had a beer and went to sleep around 4. I woke up at 7 am to this. Check the glare.
We headed out for a bagel and an awesome day.
Towards the end of the day, I ran into my friend Gabe and he suggested that we hike up the backside of Lincoln Mtn and ride down the front of it to my house. With not a minute to spare, we got on the last chair of the day over to the start of our hiking destination. I only have photos of the top and bottom, I was too busy enjoying my run down to take pictures.
Wednesday Morning we woke up to a light snow falling and somewhat overcast. Oh yeah and at 8:15 am our friends Skyler and Dan showed up at the house straight from Orange. I decided not to take my camera out on Wednesday. However, it was good! No wind and the Top finally opened. We shredded all day and headed back to the house. Since both parties involved people with jobs and needs to get back home, we decided to leave Mammoth even though we had heard both the 14 and 15 were closed due to snow. We weren't even out of the neighborhood and we were following a plow.
Home was our destination, however mother nature had something else in mind for us. Luckily Dan and Skyler left about an hour earlier than we did. Their travels came to halt in beautiful Boron, CA They managed to get the last Studio Apt. that was for rent that night due to the high volume of stranded travelers. As we got closer, we realized that our travels too were coming to a halt. We headed to the Desert Lake apartments (Summertime view) to meet up with Dan and Skyler. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Four walls, roof, heater and friends. Perfect.
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