Sonora Pass area conditions?

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Sonora Pass area conditions?

by no2haven » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:12 pm

Anyone been up to the Kennedy Meadows/Summit Creek/Mosquito Pass/Black Hawk Mountain area recently? I'm thinking about doing a quick overnighter next weekend and I'm curious about snow conditions - the ranger talked about 2-3 feet around Sheep Camp and that Brown Bear Pass was impassable (via one hiker's report).

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by no2haven » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:01 pm

Thanks DMT...looks like you had a good time out there.

Heading out tomorrow afternoon, just a bump to see if anyone has any current info. Can't wait to give the mosquitoes a run for their money.

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by MoabPeakBagger » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:00 am

BUMP! Anyone been up to Sonora Pass recently? Heading south on the PCT from the pass this weekend- how much snow is left?

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by mrchad9 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:19 am

Bump again.

how long you going to be out Moab? I'm looking to do something similar a week after you.

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by JasonH » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:44 am

Bump again

And where is the best place off of 108 to stop for a burger and a brew on the way back?

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by mrchad9 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:54 am

This place is very good, don't know if it is the best.
http://www.thediamondbackgrill.com/

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by ScottyP » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:09 am

Diamondback is GREAT! Tough decison between that and the great mexican on the same street. (Can't remember the name) Scott

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by JSBlink69 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:18 am

Does anyone know if the gate is open on the road to Leavitt Lake?

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by robot one » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:54 am

South of the pass on PCT has large ptches of snow...melting fast, passable.

Leavitt opened last week sometime.

Mosquitoes are sucking.

The Diamondback is as good as anything...not sure if it is opened on Sun. Pie in the Sky Pizza (above MiWuk) can be good also.

Have fun, it's really nice up there now.

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by mungeclimber » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:33 am

Pie in the Sky is NOT good.

Mias IS good


http://www.mias.com/Pages/index.cfm

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by keema » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:14 pm

Both Mias and Pie in the Sky are good. Just different styles of pizza. I like both places.

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by MoabPeakBagger » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:33 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Bump again.

how long you going to be out Moab? I'm looking to do something similar a week after you.


Just a quickie- 2 nights, 3 days. Probably head down on the PCT to Walker Meadows, loop around Emigrant Pass/High Emigrant Lake, and then out possibly via Leavitt Lake Rd. I'll bring back a report!

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by Alpinist » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:42 pm

I'm envious! Sadly, I won't make it to the Emigrant this year. However, I will be out in Yosemite next month and can hardly wait...!

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