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Postby Bill Kish » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:49 pm

I was skiing around the Budd Creek basin (below Echo Peaks) on Sunday. There is still a lot of snow above 9200' , and some impressive cornice avalanche debris in the bowl below the Cockscomb.
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Postby jhigh » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:26 pm

How is the trail to Glen Aulin? Anyone been around there?
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Glen Aulin.

Postby rruby » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:54 pm

Saw this posted on the yosemitenews forum. A friend hiked in that way this last friday.

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,26056

I went up to Cathedral Pass to try the class 3 stuff on Echo Peaks. Had snowshoes on the whole way, and though it got pretty warm during the day, it dropped to 20, maybe lower according to the ranger, on Sat. night. The sun cups were a pain, even with snowshoes. As far as Echo Peak from the west, there was a rather steep snowfield at or on the talus fan (my first time there, so I'm going by what I've seen on this website). I was alone, and it was quite warm, so I assumed it might to unstable to forge through it. Cathedral Peak looked good above the tree-line. Too steep to hold any snow I guess.
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Postby chrismarks » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:28 am

jhigh wrote:How is the trail to Glen Aulin? Anyone been around there?


The trailhead near the Lambert Dome looked remarkably clear of snow but there is no telling how swollen the stream crossings were. On 6.8.10 Toulomne Meadows was a lake and the campground down the road was under water.
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Postby Steve Larson » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:25 pm

Any update on the road to Saddlebag?
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Postby WML » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:04 am

Steve: Still closed as of today, ugh!
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Postby Misha » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:20 am

Steve, whatcha plotting? I'll be there this weekend ;)
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Postby Steve Larson » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:27 pm

Misha wrote:Steve, whatcha plotting? I'll be there this weekend ;)


Skiing! My partner got injured and told me last night he can't go climbing this weekend, so I think I'll up towards Tioga and ski Fri/Sat. I'll give you a call Misha. It'd be great to see you!
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Postby isostatic » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:11 pm

Tioga Pass, Guess the Opening Date 2010

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewto ... sc&start=0

So, who won?
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Postby mrchad9 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:32 am

isostatic wrote:Tioga Pass, Guess the Opening Date 2010

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewto ... sc&start=0

So, who won?

I said June 4... Missed it by 8 hours...
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Postby rhyang » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:43 pm

Just talked to someone at the Mono Basin visitor center -- Saddlebag Lake Road opened yesterday. He said it was still very muddy, no camping, but the trailhead parking area is open. He said the lake was still frozen over and trails snow-covered.
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Postby mrchad9 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:00 pm

rhyang wrote:Just talked to someone at the Mono Basin visitor center -- Saddlebag Lake Road opened yesterday. He said it was still very muddy, no camping, but the trailhead parking area is open. He said the lake was still frozen over and trails snow-covered.

Finally!!!

Here is a pic from a week ago of Saddlebag if folks interested. Some snow, but not much at lake level.

<img src="http://c0278592.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/large/634124.JPG" width="800px">
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