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Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Deb » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:07 am

Aaaaah, it's that time of transitioning weather, change of color, crisp mountain air......I can tell you that Rock Creek got some decent snow that most likely will not disappear significantly anytime soon with this next system rolling up in a couple of day. Get your boots out!
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Daria » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:00 am

yea, and then theres THIS lol!!!

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and that too..

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:(

but then there's this, as well


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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby johnm » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:15 am

Thanks for the post you both and congrats on Ruby Peak. Planning to be up at Rock Creek on Monday / Tuesday for some quality time. Are the Aspens changing colors yet?
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Deb » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:21 am

johnm wrote:Thanks for the post you both and congrats on Ruby Peak. Planning to be up at Rock Creek on Monday / Tuesday for some quality time. Are the Aspens changing colors yet?

Oh yeah! Colors aren't exploding yet, but soon.
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby madeintahoe » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:01 pm

Deb...Did this last storm hit the Whites with any snow?

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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby jfrishmanIII » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:15 am

Anita, when I was in Bishop on Sunday it looked like the Whites had a dusting from White Mtn Peak north to Boundary, but it didn't look like much.
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Deb » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:26 am

madeintahoe wrote:Deb...Did this last storm hit the Whites with any snow?

Anita


Yes, it is melting quickly, but hold your horses - we have a forecast for snow Wed - Thur and very low temps (like close to freezing as a high).
Daria and I ran from Mosquito Flats to Pine Creek today, trail is snow free but the peaks are holding on to it. The eye popping fall colors over Morgan Pass are impressive!
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby fogey » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:07 am

Deb wrote:The eye popping fall colors over Morgan Pass are impressive!


Also pretty nice Saturday above North Lake on the Piute trail.
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby madeintahoe » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:40 pm

Deb wrote:Yes, it is melting quickly, but hold your horses - we have a forecast for snow Wed - Thur and very low temps (like close to freezing as a high). Daria and I ran from Mosquito Flats to Pine Creek today, trail is snow free but the peaks are holding on to it. The eye popping fall colors over Morgan Pass are impressive!



Thank you Deb..I heard about this next storm coming...I guess we will have to wait and see what it brings..we are doing a road trip starting on Oct. 5th..was hoping to do a few things on the East side higher up...may have to stay lower and find things to do..we will work around the weather and still have fun...still may even go Backpacking in Southern Utah....Yes I think the temps are staying cold enough higher to keep that snow..glad you saw some nice color!
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Deb » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:11 am

Snow was a non-issue out of Piute Pass today. Interesting snow and ice clinging to northern aspects though. Fun pitching rocks onto the lake and watching them bounce on the ice. Cold out there!
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Carbo » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:10 pm

I was hoping to have seen more snow, but it was very limited

Deb, what time did you hike in and out of Piute pass? I was up there saturday too checking out fall colors and the approach for Emerson
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:20 pm

Looks like fall in Yosemite. Still a tiny bit of snow left on north faces from the storm last week.

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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Deb » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:18 pm

Carbo wrote:I was hoping to have seen more snow, but it was very limited

Deb, what time did you hike in and out of Piute pass? I was up there saturday too checking out fall colors and the approach for Emerson

We hiked in about 0730 Friday morning and were out by 5PM but we didn't go TO Piute Pass, we took the chute just west of Emerson for approach to Checkered Demon. Very cold out there on Friday!
Saturday, we climbed Basin Mtn and attempted South Basin. Complete different temps! I sweated until I stank going up the east couloir! Even managed to exit via north slope of Basin down to Horton Lakes and out on old miner's road at 9PM in just one layer. Very little snow in that area.
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Carbo » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:34 pm

Ah ok. Yea Saturday was quite warm, I was surprised
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Re: Autumn in the Sierra

Postby Deb » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:52 pm

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Pretty much the same everywhere I go! Until today....
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