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#15709 - 06/27/11 02:39 PM Will snow be clear by July 16?
trojanlee Offline


Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 3
Loc: malibu, ca
Watching the trip reports. We are doing the full moon July 16. Will this be a Shasta like trip with crampons and ice axe or do you think the snow will thin out by than. Feedback appreciated as we prepare gear. Only been on this mountain in the clear.

The pictures look to me that no way the snow melts in time.

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#15710 - 06/27/11 02:53 PM Re: Will snow be clear by July 16? [Re: trojanlee]
ejsurfs Offline


Registered: 03/31/11
Posts: 43
Loc: OC, CA
I was there 6/18 and i say no way snow melts in time either.
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#15716 - 06/27/11 03:35 PM Re: Will snow be clear by July 16? [Re: trojanlee]
+ @ti2d Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 836
Loc: Sheridan, OR
50% chance that the trails will be clear by 07-16-11

85% chance the trails will be clear by 07-23-11
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#15869 - 06/30/11 05:36 AM Re: Will snow be clear by July 16? [Re: + @ti2d]
rpm Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 65
Loc: San Diego, CA
In the morning and shade areas the snow will be pretty solid, but the sun will turn it into slush by mid-day. I'm going to Mineral King in SEKI this weekend and will update on trail conditions in that area when I get back.

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#15870 - 06/30/11 05:41 AM Re: Will snow be clear by July 16? [Re: rpm]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1566
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
rpm:

While in MK, any beta on High Sierra Trail and Kaweah Gap would be mucho welcome. Two parties leaving for MW from Crescent Meadow on the 11th.

Thanks
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#16136 - 07/08/11 06:40 AM Re: Will snow be clear by July 16? [Re: trojanlee]
RichMcG Offline


Registered: 07/05/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Carlsbad, CA
Waiting to hear from RPM. We are debating going out of Mineral King, or doing the cottonwood loop and New Army Pass. Anyone else have recent news from the west side?

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#16140 - 07/08/11 08:42 AM Re: Will snow be clear by July 16? [Re: RichMcG]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 836
Loc: Sheridan, OR
Keep an eye on the east face of Thor Peak...

The less snow on the face, the more likelihood the trails will be clear...
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#16162 - 07/08/11 04:06 PM Re: Will snow be clear by July 16? [Re: saltydog]
rpm Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 65
Loc: San Diego, CA
Sorry for the delayed response. This report is 1 week old. We hiked to Hockett Meadow from the Atwell camp ground. The trail was clear until we started crossing patches of snow at Horse Creek. We crossed the creek and continued to Hockett Meadow the second day. The meadow was completely melted, but the trails surrounding the meadow were still burried under snow, mud, or trees. All of the camping spots we could locate at Hockett meadow were flooded or under snow. The best camp is at Horse Creek.

The biggest concern on this trail was crossing creeks. We took off our boots 5 times to cross creeks and streams. There were also several trees on the trail.

I talked to the rangers at MK and they said the trails were melting out very fast, but people needed to be carefull on creeks and streams. If your not confortable crossing creeks, I would delay your trip by a few weeks.

There were also lots of bugs, but they were not very aggresive.

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