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Last day of the season – April 17th

April 24th, 2010

Open and operating!

March 18th, 2010

Mt. Waterman is open and operating on weekends. Check the mountain’s site for Friday openings. Here are directions, since the CA 2 highway from La Canada is closed:

Take the 210 Freeway to Sunland Blvd.  If your coming from the La Canada direction you will turn right when you get off the freeway.  If your coming from the valley take a left when you get off the freeway. From this point it’s .07 miles to Oro Vista rd.  You will take a left on Oro Vista and drive until you reach Big Tujunga Canyon Road.  Take a right and drive the 12 miles up to Angeles Forest Hwy.  Take a left on Angles Forest Hwy and drive the 4.4 miles to Upper Tujunga Canyon Rd. Take a right and drive the 9 miles to the Angeles Crest Hwy and take a left.  From here its 14 miles to the Mt waterman Parking lot.

Fall ’09 – on-the-hill and update

October 8th, 2009

We are very fortunate that the Station Fire was brought under control at the area border of Mt. Waterman. While parts of Avalanche and Devil’s Canyon burned, our beloved ski runs did not.

The Angeles Crest Highway remains closed, but Caltrans is working to open it before the snow falls. We have received permission to caravan to Mt. Waterman on Sunday, October 25th, in order to hold our on-the-hill. Patrollers are requested to meet at the bottom of the 2 at 7 a.m. on the 25th. Only six vehicles will be permitted to drive up. We will coordinate so that all patrollers will be transported. Bring warm clothing, food and water, practice ropes for knots, and a check for $100.

Closing up – end of season

March 30th, 2009

Fantastic spring conditions for our end-of-season work party. Thanks to Rick and Brien for the cookout and the company, and special thanks to Todd for getting us up the hill. Special thanks to James, Chuck, Bill E., Michael G., Martin, Tom Slobko and David T. Most photos by David T.

Off to an early season!

January 4th, 2009

A 3.5 foot storm made it possible to open in December this year, and the snow is holding up into January, with cold nights and cool days.

From the on-the-hill

October 19th, 2008

OEC Refresher 2008 Cycle A

September 23rd, 2008

Dear Waterman Patrollers,

Coming up very soon on Sunday, September 28th at 8:00 AM will be the OEC Refresher at Cahuilla Park in Claremont. The address is 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd. It will be comprised of Waterman, Buckhorn, Mountain High, Mt Pinos, Mammoth Basin and Mt. Baldy. This should prove to be the biggest Refresher since the Regional Long Beach Refresher.

Remember to bring: current OEC card for sign off (This year we are cycle A)
stocked first aid belt/vest,
CPR mask
completed “You are the Rescuer” scenarios
snack and water
folding chair
sunscreen/hat

The format is similar to years past, so team up with other patrollers, preferably groups of 4.

Directions: I will route you from Pasadena as a starting point. Go East on the 210 Freeway and take the Towne Exit. As you take the off ramp make a left (towards the mountains) to go to BaseLine. Make a right hand turn on BaseLineand proceed to Indian Hill Blvd. Make a right on Indian Hill Blvd and drive to Scripps. Make a right on Scripps and drive to the back of Cahuilla Park whose official address is 1717 N. Indian Hill Blvd.

Please be prompt, see you at 8:00 on Sunday.

Any questions email me.

Michael Green
Refresher IOR
Mt. Waterman

Upcoming Events Revised!

September 17th, 2008
  • September 28 — OEC Refresher – Claremont
  • October 19 — Waterman on the Hill – obviously at Waterman

Blog Upgrade

June 3rd, 2008

Just upgraded the site to the latest version of WordPress. Hope this will eliminate annoying spam!

By the way – all patrollers have accounts and can post to this blog!

Snowpack is holding

March 8th, 2008

The coverage is still excellent as of Saturday, March 8th. Today the surface was already freezing up at sweep, and there will be no overnight melt. There are no barespots on any of the runs.

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