2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by ERIC » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:56 pm

Thanks so much for reporting back, Lobo! Any photos you'd be willing to share?


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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by Dave_Ayers » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:24 pm

How did you get over to Agnew Meadows? I thought the Postpile road was closed due to damage.

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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by Lobo » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:37 am

Eric - here's a few photos. The first is the view from the high trail, looking toward's Shadow Lake. The second one is by the outlet of Thousand Island lake, and almost everything is covered. The third one is a pano around Shadow creek. Most of the snow you see is on a North facing slope. I should also note that my friend's Corgi, with 4" long legs, did the whole hike without any problems, other than having to be carried over some creek crossings.

Dave - The Postpile road was closed to vehicles, but open to bicyclists and pedestrians, so we had an extra 3-4 mile walk from the Mammoth ski resort. They plowed it on Sunday though, so it's a pretty easy walk. I'm not sure when they'll be opening it for the shuttle. The nice thing is that it's keeping the crowds out.
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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by ERIC » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:43 am

Much appreciated.
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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by happycamper0313 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:10 am

Lobo wrote:Eric - here's a few photos. Most of the snow you see is on a North facing slope. The first is the view from the high trail, looking toward's Shadow Lake. The second one is by the outlet of Thousand Island lake, and almost everything is covered. The third one is a pano around Shadow creek. I should also note that my friend's Corgi, with 4" long legs, did the whole hike without any problems, other than having to be carried over some creek crossings.

Dave - The Postpile road was closed to vehicles, but open to bicyclists and pedestrians, so we had an extra 3-4 mile walk from the Mammoth ski resort. They plowed it on Sunday though, so it's a pretty easy walk. I'm not sure when they'll be opening it for the shuttle. The nice thing is that it's keeping the crowds out.

Thanks so much for this! We have permits for Thousand Island Lake area and were digging so much to figure out the best way to Agnew Meadows. I have 4 days off and was willing to hike to the area from an open, safe trail. But all I came up with was closures and danger, and the ranger stations have been hard to get a hold of.

To the rest of the group - I was thinking a couple days exploring Toulumne Meadows through Tioga Pass (I have never been through this area) until my Thousand Island Lakes permit comes into effect for Monday. Is it safe to drive up to TIoga, explore, then head to Mammoth and do the intended loop? I think that would be a splendid way to spend my long weekend. :)

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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by rayfound » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:54 pm

Big Pine NF was raging, but trail was fine to lake 4 last weekend. Lake 2 is almost completely snow free around.

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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by Dave_Ayers » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:10 am

Thanks Lobo.

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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by SNOOOOW » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:18 am

Mammoth Hazy.jpg
Had to get my July skiing in so we hit Mammoth, here is a photo from the top. There is/was a fire somewhere so the view wasn't the best but you get the idea...Lots of Snoooow :drinkers:
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Post by gary c. » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:37 am

Saddlebag Lake and store taken July 2, 2017. Copied from their FB page.
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Re: 2017 Current snow conditions for E. Sierra

Post by gbrown09 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:50 am

Anyone have info on Sabrina Basin? I have a permit from the Lake Sabrina trailhead this weekend (7/8) and wanted to head to either Midnight/Moonlight/Hungry Packer Lake. Thanks in advance!

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