Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Alpenglow » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:53 am

Anyone know how much snow is on Donahue Pass right now?

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by bryangast » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:32 am

Heading to mt. Sill in 2 weeks anyone have a snow update or has most of it melted with this warm weather?

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Bascuela » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:46 pm

bryangast wrote:Heading to mt. Sill in 2 weeks anyone have a snow update or has most of it melted with this warm weather?

Made it to Gayley camp a week back but it snowed a foot on us. However, it was just a passing front. With this warm weather you're going to be good. No snow until the drainage up to sam mack. Posthole glory from there on out.

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by bryangast » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:52 am

Thanks! Was there a lot snow on the ground previous to that storm or was that mostly a foot of new on bare ground?

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Bascuela » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:31 pm

bryangast wrote:Thanks! Was there a lot snow on the ground previous to that storm or was that mostly a foot of new on bare ground?

It seemed pretty par for the course for another dry year. Nothing til 11,000'

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Deb » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:28 am

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by schaffner » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:40 pm

Came down from Middle Palisade yesterday. Almost no snow up to the glacier. We used crampons to cross the glacier. The bergschrunds start to open up. All snow on the route could be avoided on 3rd/4th class rock.

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by SammySam » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:12 am

Anyone been up around Lamarck Col, Bishop/Muir/Piute passes or Mt. Agassiz? Gonna be doing the North/South Lake loop the week of 6/22.

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Scott M. » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:58 am

Ran up to Piute Pass area last Saturday. Not much snow until the last bit to the pass. Easy enough going in running shoes. No big deal.

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Rossi » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:45 am

Mt Dana is ready for ice climbing...

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Deb » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:59 am

Scott M. wrote:Ran up to Piute Pass area last Saturday. Not much snow until the last bit to the pass. Easy enough going in running shoes. No big deal.

Thanks Scott. I'm planning on running to Piute Pass Thurs and was wondering about that last section up and over the pass. Gotta get me 13 miles out of it. :)

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Deb » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:27 am

Great windy day for a Sierra half marathon over Piute Pass. Too many backpackers though! Snow certainly wasn't an issue but the water flowing across the trail was hard to avoid in a few places.

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by AceSierra » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:54 pm

Any update a month later on the Parker Pass drainage area? Looks like in mid-May it was still pretty socked in, in some areas. Planning to do a day tour of that area at the end of next week, and want to know what to expect, or bring. Hopefully still too early for skeeters, hehe!

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by esl » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:25 pm

Does anybody have updated beta on Thunderbolt's SW chute? Any snow left? I'm wondering if crampons would be helpful or is the snow easily avoidable

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Re: Eastern Sierra snow condition updates?

by Alpenglow » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:22 pm

Curious if anyone has any info on how much snow is left over New/Old Army passes?

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