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Rae Lakes Loop/Kearsarge Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:04 pm

Anyone know how the conditions are currently in this area? Especially around Rae Lakes and Glen Pass?
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop/Kearsarge Conditions

Postby sugg » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:18 am

I've been looking for similar info - here's some info I've found: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rob-v-/sets/72157627058508027/with/5931842081/ and http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/trailcond.htm ....still a bit of snow above 10,000'. - -Gus ...... Here's another good set....http://www.flickr.com/photos/inversin/sets/72157627166168154/?page=2
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop/Kearsarge Conditions

Postby seano » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:11 pm

I just came out of Rae Lakes. There's still a lot of snow on the north side of Glen Pass, but it's soft enough by mid-morning that you don't need axe and 'pons. The skeeters are just starting to wake up. I'll put up some photos in a bit.

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Re: Rae Lakes Loop/Kearsarge Conditions

Postby thexcat » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:57 pm

Saturday I hiked over Kearsarge Pass, cross country to Mt Rixford's south slope then traversed to Gould. Encountered short sections of snow on the trail to Kearsarge and on the traverse below Rixford summit but otherwise was dry the entire way since it was mostly on southern aspects. Should have left the ice ax at the car!
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop/Kearsarge Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:39 pm

Thanks for the photos and comments.
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