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East side snow condtions?

Postby Luciano136 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:56 pm

Anyone with recent snow updates? Especially looking for some info on the Bishop/South Lake area. Current snow level? Consolidated? Etc.

Thx!
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Postby The Chief » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:05 am

Snow line is at around 10k-11k. After that, North facing stuff can be deep. Up to 5-6' drifts.

Should be consolidated by the time ya'll get up there.

Be safe and have fun.
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Postby Luciano136 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:30 am

The Chief wrote:Snow line is at around 10k-11k. After that, North facing stuff can be deep. Up to 5-6' drifts.

Should be consolidated by the time ya'll get up there.

Be safe and have fun.


Thanks! I'm hoping it's pretty easy going till about 12k.
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Postby mtndonkey » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:58 am

Me too, but I guess we'll see soon enough.
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Re: East side snow condtions?

Postby Kurt Wedberg » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:54 am

Luciano136 wrote:Anyone with recent snow updates? Especially looking for some info on the Bishop/South Lake area. Current snow level? Consolidated? Etc.

Thx!


It's dry at South Lake and patches on the trail above there. You'll be getting more continuous snow above 11K. If you stay on the trail you'll find it pretty easy going. People have been walking on it.

Have fun. It should be a nice weekend to be in the Sierra!
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Re: East side snow condtions?

Postby Luciano136 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:11 am

Kurt Wedberg wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:Anyone with recent snow updates? Especially looking for some info on the Bishop/South Lake area. Current snow level? Consolidated? Etc.

Thx!


It's dry at South Lake and patches on the trail above there. You'll be getting more continuous snow above 11K. If you stay on the trail you'll find it pretty easy going. People have been walking on it.

Have fun. It should be a nice weekend to be in the Sierra!


Thanks Kurt!!
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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:05 pm

I can confirm the conditions per 10/25 are as described above. Patchy snow between 10 and 11k. Then continuous snow about 11k, which is mostly trampled down from people walking on it. Bishop Pass supposedly has deep snow, so we avoided it (no snowshoes) and branched off above Saddlerock Lake to Mt Goode. There were some faint tracks part of the way but the last register entry dated from end of September. Climbing up to the summit was somewhat slow and tedious with the snow but not too bad.
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Postby EManBevHills » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:32 pm

Slept in, eh, Bruno?
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Postby Luciano136 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:09 pm

EManBevHills wrote:Slept in, eh, Bruno?
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Haha! Well, we were lucky we woke up at all! I accidentally set my alarm for 8am instead of 5am?! Luckily we realized it at 5:20am and were still on the trail by 6:30am. We expected the snow to be a lot more consolidated, so when a lone camper told us the snow at Bishop Pass was really deep, we knew that trying Agassiz would put us back at the TH really late, so we changed course to Goode instead. Still an awesome day though!
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