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Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby WillyTheDog » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:07 am

Anyone know what the current snow level is in the Trinity Alps area? Or more specifically the White Trinities.

Been goin up there frequently for steelhead fishing, last i went was mid February, didnt see too much snow at the peaks.

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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby Trawinski » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:19 pm

Just call one of the ranger stations. They love to talk about that kind of stuff. With the exception of Yosemite, every ranger station I have ever called has had a human answer who has been incredibly helpful.

If you don't want to talk to anyone, call the Fifth Season climbing conditions report for Mt. Shasta (530.926.5555). That should give a you an idea at least. When I listened to it yesterday, there was decent coverage above 7,000 ft. Trinities should be similar.
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby WillyTheDog » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:42 pm

Mr. Weaverville ranger " hard to say but... Substantial amount at around 6k."

Im gettin the itch to go up there, can't get enough of the area. I wonder if the steelies are still biting...

And thank you for the fifth season #, didn't know they had that forecast service
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby jibmaster » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:33 pm

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http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/earth/

Might have to head up there...
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby WillyTheDog » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:05 pm

That website is pretty damn useful, thanks for the link.

And yeah, looks like i might have to head on up there
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby Trawinski » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:34 pm

Oh wow, that is a great link. Thanks jibmaster!
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby pschwerdt » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:42 pm

My friend who lives up there said it's very low, we are going to take a backpacking trip towards the end of the month. Probably will head to one of the meadows since there be could be considerable snow around 6k. We need a lot more rain though...

Also, great link jibmaster!
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby jibmaster » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:57 pm

Any suggestions/directions for getting some skiing?
Never been there.
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby Jesus Malverde » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:55 pm

jibmaster wrote:Any suggestions/directions for getting some skiing?
Never been there.

Jibmassa,
Not sure if you have seen this before. If not, check it out..
Wintry crossing of the Trinity Alps
http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Wi ... 267195.php

Have fun out there..:)
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby clmbr » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:33 pm

Jesus Malverde wrote:
jibmaster wrote:Any suggestions/directions for getting some skiing?
Never been there.

Jibmassa,
Not sure if you have seen this before. If not, check it out..
Wintry crossing of the Trinity Alps
http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Wi ... 267195.php

Have fun out there..:)
JM

Do you know where are the pictures and videos?
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby jibmaster » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:44 pm

Yeah, I seen that. Might have to re-read it to get some ideas.
Desperate times call for extreme measures.
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby Jesus Malverde » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:48 pm

clmbr wrote:Do you know where are the pictures and videos?


clmbr,

For the Trinity Alps trip link? Don't know. Why not try contacting these guys (per the article)?:

Trinity Alps trio
Dennis Campbell, 37, guide for 10 years for Shasta Mountain Guides and Alpine Ascent International out of Seattle. Has climbed and alpine-skied major ranges in North and South America. Summited Mount Shasta 76 times. Works as an avalanche educator and with Cal Fire.

Chet Kyle, 41, has worked as a rescue specialist on Mount Shasta and is an elementary school teacher. He has summited Shasta 60 times, crossed the Sierra off-trail in a 300-mile trek, and climbed and snowboarded virtually every major mountain peak in California. He's also certified as a rafting guide and has been at the oars on 20 significant whitewater rivers in the Western United States.

Ray Pettengell, 36, a former mountain guide with Shasta Mountain Guides and Sierra Wilderness Seminars, now works for TerraMai, which sells common and exotic reclaimed woods products. He has traveled Central America, South America and Africa, and climbed the highest peaks at each. An expert videographer and photographer.

Hope you get many Shasta summits this year.
Best,
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby Jesus Malverde » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:53 pm

jibmaster wrote: Desperate times call for extreme measures.

Jib,
Never got to this one (it's still on the tick list). But (as you said) desperate times....
northeast-chutes-of-brokeoff-mountain-lassen-np-any-beta-t56154.html
Be well,
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby jibmaster » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:00 pm

Yup - that's been on my list for awhile now.
Reminds me of Corbets.
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Re: Trinity Alps Snow Level

Postby clmbr » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:05 am

Jesus Malverde wrote:clmbr,
. . .
Hope you get many Shasta summits this year.
Best,
JM

That’s what I’m hoping for. Thanks and perhaps I’ll see you there.
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