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East side snow levels?

Postby Luciano136 » Mon May 23, 2011 1:17 am

Been out of the loop for a while. What are roughly the snow levels these days? University Peak area for example.
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby H2SO4 » Mon May 23, 2011 3:26 am

Generally snowy above 10K, generally clear below 9K. Obviously a lot of variability with local topography.
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby fossana » Mon May 23, 2011 4:58 am

Lake Sabrina (elev 9138 ft) & environs from Cardinal Pinnacle as of 20 May Image
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby The Chief » Mon May 23, 2011 5:30 am

From my front yard this afternoon (8.5-9K or so):
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby powderjunkie » Tue May 24, 2011 7:55 pm

Onion Valley TH has continuous snow from the lot to University col and a very short dirt hike going towards the north side of University.

deep snowpack overall
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby Greg Enright » Wed May 25, 2011 10:33 pm

McGee Canyon is all snow above 8800 feet. That is just below the large beaver pond. Trail crews are working to clean up the trees that were swept across the trail by avalanches this winter. Still can't see if the bridge got swept away, because the snow is so deep.

The campground is all dry though, and the campsites at the trailhead are all clear. Many of the streamside Alders and Willows were flattened by the heavy snow, and the Cottonwoods lost a lot of branches.
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby Luciano136 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:42 pm

Thanks for the info! That gives a good general idea.
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby powderjunkie » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:30 am

anyone know where the snowline is approximately at Onion Valley or South Lake.

How much dry hiking up towards Kearsarge Pass?

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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby 96avs01 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:21 am

powderjunkie wrote:anyone know where the snowline is approximately at Onion Valley or South Lake.

How much dry hiking up towards Kearsarge Pass?

thx


Yo D,

There was a lot of snow on the Bishop Pass trail last week only about 1/2 mile from trailhead. Have pics from top of Hurd if you want beta on anything specific.

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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby letzkov » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:50 pm

Hi, does anyone have an update on the snow conditions in the Matterhorn Peak area? Thanks
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby Carbo » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:28 pm

powderjunkie wrote:anyone know where the snowline is approximately at Onion Valley or South Lake.

How much dry hiking up towards Kearsarge Pass?

thx


Just hiked up that way last weekend. You will encounter snow already on the way to the first lake.
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby Luciano136 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Carbo wrote:
powderjunkie wrote:anyone know where the snowline is approximately at Onion Valley or South Lake.

How much dry hiking up towards Kearsarge Pass?

thx


Just hiked up that way last weekend. You will encounter snow already on the way to the first lake.


Any updates on the Kearsarge Pass trail? I imagine a decent amount of snow has melted in the meantime? Thinking about a jaunt up Gould this weekend.
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby Dizzy » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:32 pm

Kearsarge Pass trail is snow free up to Gilbert lake, then its mostly snow covered. Both Heart and Big Pothole lakes are still frozen. I was there yesterday. Here is couple pictures:
https://picasaweb.google.com/alexey.gagarin/KearsargePass?authkey=Gv1sRgCM7IgJTX2pGW-gE&feat=directlink
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby Luciano136 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:25 pm

Sweet! Looks like a good boot track to the pass. Do you recall if the rocks on the climber's right up to Mt. Gould were snow free? I would imagine so.

Dizzy wrote:Kearsarge Pass trail is snow free up to Gilbert lake, then its mostly snow covered. Both Heart and Big Pothole lakes are still frozen. I was there yesterday. Here is couple pictures:
https://picasaweb.google.com/alexey.gagarin/KearsargePass?authkey=Gv1sRgCM7IgJTX2pGW-gE&feat=directlink
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Re: East side snow levels?

Postby olegace » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:35 pm

Anybody knows what's going on at Mosquito Flat / Little Lakes Valley? Is it possible to do some backpacking without snow gear?
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