mrchad9 wrote:Palisades79 wrote:Thanks to the vast improvement in gear. in the last 30 years I've been more places in the Sierra in Winter than I had visited in the prior 30 years mostly in the Summer and Fall. Many places are in fact more scenic and of course there is snow to melt for water. Every period is a golden age ,just keep getting out !
I agree. Studmiffin451, if it starts to look the same, go in another season...
Nothing wrong with winter, though it isn't for everyone. I used to like it a lot, but have started to find it less appealing. That could just be a seasonal thing. Either way, I still feel like there is a lot out there to confine one's self to one range. I guess you could argue that no one said anything about not visiting other places, just about visiting everywhere in the Sierra. While I had planned on going to them this year, I realized that what was really getting me excited what the chance to see other parts of the state and my Sierra peak list was only 2 or 3 peaks. So, I thought maybe I would do something else in August.
Now, I kinda wish I could go to Glacier NP. That area looks incredible. Actually, a lot of it looks like the Maroon Bells and Elk Range in CO, except being at low elevation, and I would think that since it is a larger area it is not as concentrated with people, and I understand there are virtually no summer storms. Not likely to go for a couple of reasons, but it looks great. I guess it really comes back to what really matters, if you enjoy it who cares what anyone else thinks.