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Snow conditions late march 2018
#52795 03/28/18 02:53 PM
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Hey guys - at what elevation does snow level begin in various sections of the eastern sierra? Any good class 2/3 eastern sierra hikes that are safe right now?

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Re: Snow conditions late march 2018
BFR #52796 03/28/18 07:33 PM
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Currently, it looks like between 8,000 - 9,000. There are a large number of good class 2/3 climbs over here, but there might be avalanche hazard on some approaches and peaks. With the current warming trend the snow level will getting higher, and rock fall might increase on some peaks as the frozen-in stuff starts to dislodge.

Also, check the following:

http://www.esavalanche.org/

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BFR #52799 03/28/18 09:12 PM
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Also has anyone been up the mountaineers route lately/do you think the willows are still covered in snow or did you have to use the ledges?
Thanks!

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fastskier25 #52800 03/28/18 09:32 PM
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Ledges. There just hasn't been enough snow to consolidate over the brush enough to make that route passable.


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