Bucks Lake Webcam

Jan
29
2010
0

THE POKER RUN WILL GO AS SCHEDULED

The Snowdrifters Poker Run will go on as scheduled on Saturday, February 6. Registration and lunch will be at the Groomer Shed. If you are not sure of the location, it will be very well marked on that Saturday. It is on the road in from the summit parking lot.

The groomer has been down with mechanical problems for a few days, but the target is to get it up and running  this weekend. After that we will be running it almost all the time to get things perfect for the Poker Run.

As I write this, I do not know about any kind of after ride party, so I suggest you just come for the Poker Run, and then go with the flow of what ever takes place then.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
25
2010
0

A DANGEROUS PLACE

I think the last post got a little scrambled. The PG&E crew says the damage is “catastrophic,” and they do not have a target date for getting the power back on. This is now, I think, 7 days.

Trees continue to fall, and that makes Bucks a very dangerous place right now. Until a good portion of the very heavy snow sheds from the trees, it seems that any tree, anywhere, could fall at any time, so be aware.

The groomer has been in constant use keeping the basin and the access roads rideable. Be sure to check the Snowdrifters website, as the Groomer Blog is quite up to date.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
25
2010
0

UPDATE ON POWER AND DAMAGE

PG&E has a crew of 25 at the lake right now, trying to clean up a colossal mess. They also have crews in the canyon rebuilding that system. There are many, many trees down at the lake. Chris Giller, Paul Glock, and Jeff Iversen rode down Mile High Road and encountered 5 trees across the road. They also found a tree across my driveway, and a tree has fallen on my cabin. It ap

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
21
2010
0

THE LATEST

At 4:30, the barometer reads 28.74. That is way lower than I have ever seen it at Bucks. Another roughly 12″ is reported today, and you can see it is still snowing. That gives us around 6 feet for the week. Remember, when you look at the webcam picture, the snow gauge is in a tree well. Add a couple of feet to what you see.

Nothing new on Bucks Lodge. The fire did make the news in several cities.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
20
2010
0

BUCKS LODGE FIRE: MORE INFO

First, it has snowed another 18″ today. That has not diminished the fire at all, as 6 to 7 cords of wood are in the basement, and that is still burning.

The fire was reported right around 5 am. The Bucks Lake Fire Chief, Jeff Iversen, was at his cabin, and responded and established a unified command, and requested Plumas County Fire Control to respond Meadow Valley for mutual aid. Six of their personnel did respond, and were instrumental in preventing the loss of several more structures.

The Bucks Lake community also responded, in spite of the deep and heavy snow. Jay Grubbs brought the groomer tractor and plowed up large berms to shield some of the other buildings from the heat. That was successful for some of them.

Others responding and providing various types of assistance were La Troy Justeson, Dave Pierson, and Al and Mary James.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
20
2010
0

BUCKS LODGE BURNS

The lodge caught fire around 5 am today, and is a total loss. Everyone got out OK. Obviously, there is no way to fight a fire of that size in the winter.

As far as the storms are concerned, total accumulation up to now (a little before 8 am), is about 4 feet, and as you can see from the camera, it is snowing hard.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
19
2010
0

SNOW SO FAR (TUESDAY MORNING)

I know the website has been on and off (mostly off). That is due to the heavy wet nature of the snow. The satellite dish copes much better with the light dry stuff. Maybe we’ll get some of that on Wednesday and Thursday….but maybe not.

So far: Sunday 12″; Monday 12″; Tuesday so far 12″. That from a couple of different people I have called at Bucks.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
18
2010
0

SNOW? WAITING FOR THE MAIN EVENT

I’m looking at the picture, just like the rest of you. It looks like about 3″. But things should really get going by noon today, and stay that way for several days. The satellite link may go down for several hours at a time, but it should heal itself whenever the snow backs off.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
13
2010
0

SNOW? NO!

What a disappointment. Almost 4 inches of rain, and we finished up with 2 inches of new snow. Surprisingly, the coverage on the roads is still adequate. We rode to the summit this afternoon, and only hit a couple of spots where pavement could not be avoided. But it is still pretty bad.

The Weather Service forecast has light rain starting on Saturday, intensifying into heavy rain on Sunday and Monday, and hopefully changing to snow Monday afternoon, and continuing through Wednesday.  And once the snow starts, there could be a whole bunch of it, like several feet.

Given all of the above, I cannot, in good conscience tell anyone that heading to Bucks this weekend and next week would be a very good idea, unless you are prepared and willing to deal with, first, extreme rain, and then extreme snow.

We will be gone during next week, so even though we have a dish heater for our internet, there may be times when the weather station is off the air for extended periods until the snow melts. Be patient if that happens. Hopefully, what is coming will mean a fun winter from here on out.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
11
2010
0

PRAYING FOR SNOW……

Yes, we are. Truth is, it is pretty bad here right now. Icy, with pavement beginning to show in the usual places. The weather people are offering about a foot of snow between Tuesday and Wednesday. If that happens, read about it here……

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |

Powered by WordPress | Aeros Theme | TheBuckmaker.com WordPress Themes