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Sonora Peak/Pass conditions..??

Postby yosemiteforlife67 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:47 am

Hello out there, i just wanted to know if anyone knows what the current condition of Sonora Peak is?? I know there tends to be quite a bit of snow up there, rather late in the summer, and i was thinking of possibly heading up there in the next few weeks. If anyone may have been up there and seen the conditions, it would be very helpful, thanks.
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Re: Sonora Peak/Pass conditions..??

Postby jareds » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:54 am

just drove over it today; lots of snow, but mostly melted out. idk if that helps. saw a couple spots you could tie together some decent turns w/skis, probably all sun-cupped though. felt like may/june not august.
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Re: Sonora Peak/Pass conditions..??

Postby AceSierra » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:37 pm

I was up there July 30, and it was pretty much melted out. There were a few side-sloped snow crossings, but nothing bad. There's also still a very large snow patch on the flat part before the final summit ascent, but also pretty easy. Very few bloodsuckers, which was nice.

Before St. Mary's pass
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Re: Sonora Peak/Pass conditions..??

Postby yosemiteforlife67 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:31 am

Well, that doesnt look all that bad. I have very good waterproof Merrill boots, micro spikes and ice axe, if needed. I have really been looking forward to finally do that hike. I know it isnt all that long a hike, but a really nice scenic area. I also am trying to get another shot at mt whitney, for next month, so i thought maybe i can do this hike to help get ready, again. Thanks for the great information on Sonora Peak!
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