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Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:40 pm
by giantbrookie
Whereas some folks in the Topix community visit the High Sierra during the winter, I am one of many who only daydreams of the upcoming "season". Occasionally the views of the range from my workplace are amazing and it really gets the itch going. The two attached photos were taken at about 415 pm from one of the big parking lots on the Fresno State campus
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Best wishes for the the upcoming season. In the meantime I'll be off to Mt Diablo to do more "offseason" hiking, perhaps with a bit of snow coming down tomorrow.

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:23 am
by rightstar76
It's amazing the clarity of the zoom function on these new cameras. Look at all that snow.

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:15 am
by RichardCullip
A remarkably clear winter day in the Central Valley! Thanks for the picture.

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:06 am
by c9h13no3
I don't think of Fresno promoting its proximity to the mountains, despite being super close to both Yosemite & Sequoia. The eastern sierra does a lot more promoting tourism.

But that's an epic picture from the parking lot.

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:55 am
by Stanley Otter
Very nice. Hope your semester is going well. Just finishing our first week here -- woo-hoo!

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:47 pm
by sekihiker
The mountains have been spectacular during January and February. We're still a little bit behind normal for rainfall in Fresno but the nearby snow pack looks great.

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:13 pm
by tlsharb
Amazing. I grew up in Hanford and don't ever remember seeing Goddard and the Kaweahs. Can't wait to get back there in August

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:41 pm
by TehipiteTom
Beautiful.

I remember staying in Visalia on a business trip back in February 1998, and during a break in the endless rains we got the most amazing view of the Great Western Divide. Doesn't happen often, but when it does it's really something special.

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:33 pm
by lambertiana
I live in Visalia and the Kaweahs are a lot closer to me. Plus I get good views of the southern end of the Great Western Divide. If I go out on the street in front of my house and look east, I am looking straight at Sawtooth. There is a lot of snow up there right now; the latest snow sensor report (Feb 7) shows the southern Sierra with about 100% of April 1 average. And more snow arrived last night, with more forecast tonight and again later in the coming week.

Re: Daydreaming of High Sierra from Fresno State

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:19 am
by giantbrookie
lambertiana wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:33 pm
I live in Visalia and the Kaweahs are a lot closer to me. Plus I get good views of the southern end of the Great Western Divide. If I go out on the street in front of my house and look east, I am looking straight at Sawtooth. There is a lot of snow up there right now; the latest snow sensor report (Feb 7) shows the southern Sierra with about 100% of April 1 average. And more snow arrived last night, with more forecast tonight and again later in the coming week.
Yes, the Kaweahs and southern GWD are much closer to you. Below is Sawtooth taken on the same day (Thursday) as above.
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