Drove up cedar canyon yesterday and today, the cedar sickle, typical arrival, if at all, is in February due to its freeze thaw nature, and this year doesn't look to be any different as there was not a single speck of moisture to even start building on.
The rusty pipe ice (Carmel Cubes) on the opposite side of the canyon was surprisingly thin and bare, especially with the cold temps following this recent storm system. Equally bare for the Ice slabs across from the cedar sickle, up from the Suicide flows.
There was a new single sickle, that was also on the west side of the canyon just down from the main rock climbing area. Appears to be only 15 - 20 feet tall, if that, not worth breaking the trail to get to just yet.
Hidden haven is in but insulated by the fresh snow and would be a lot of work for each stick.
Not a drop on Mush for Brains as of Thursday.
Couldn't see camp creek down south by Kanarraville, but would be worth the gamble as it might be in and with the cold cold temps, growing daily. Maybe I'll drive out tomorrow (Sunday) and post some pics if there is anything worth seeing.