Penelope at the top of the...

Penelope at the top of the couloir, Mt Dana, Tuolumne Meadows, California. September 2004 Photo: Alois Smrz.


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Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 6, 2011 10:19 pm - Voted 10/10

I can't believe

There is so much snow and snow-ice in the Sierra in September! Wow! -Sarah


asmrz - Mar 7, 2011 12:21 am - Hasn't voted

RE: I can't believe

Sarah, The steeper couloirs (steeper than 40 degrees) in the Sierra keep their snow throughout the summer and well into the autumn. By August,the sun transforms the snow into alpine ice. There are many gullies in the Sierra that retain their snow and ice year after year. Its a very good alpine ice climbing terrain. Dana Couloir is one of the best known, easiest and also nicest ice gullies to do in Yosemite/Tuolumne Meadows area. Cheers, Alois.

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