I'm likely to post more questions in the following months about the Sierra High Route (Roper route).
I'm planning on doing the copper creek trailhead to Bishop Pass section (exiting South Lake) of the route.
I have Steve Roper's book and have found a few resources online.
Can anyone tell me what kind of snow cover there will be up on that section of the route in July considering this year's snowfall so far?
crampons and ax required for any of the passes?
The book is unclear on days. How many days will this section take? Where are the recommended camping sites?
And finally, I've only been on weekend trips in the Sierra. I either have sunny weather the whole time or snowy the whole time. In July, what's typical? Afternoon thunderstorms? Snow? Rain? general freezing level?
I'm just looking for ballpark. I understand the mountains can do whatever they feel like. Just looking to get an idea. Speaking of Ballpark, my Mariners might actually win tonight!
Thanks for the help.
(also I'll be looking for a partner or two to join me. All my friends have "real" jobs and can't take the time for a long hike.)
email me if interested: [email protected]