Hiking in March

Discussion about winter adventure sports in the Sierra Nevada mountains including but not limited to; winter backpacking and camping, mountaineering, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, etc.
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Re: Hiking in March

Post by SPeacock » Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:10 pm

Ahhh, thanks for that. I meant Cottonwood Lakes trail head but still off by 500'.


Topo indicates around 10,040+ (top end of high parking lot), but different maps have the new route starting at different places...or not at all. One link says 10,040 and a paragraph later says 10,090'.

10,000' is fine. Have no idea where that stat came from. It has been rolling around in my head wrong for a very long time.

It never occurred to me that the trail didn't seem like a 500' gain to the lakes. I just figured the extra effort was because of the first day at altitude. :unibrow:

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Re: Hiking in March

Post by coff20 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:25 pm


Thanks for the reply, but this information might be more useful for the other guy who posted about wanting to do a march trip. Like I said earlier in the thread, among other sierra trips in the last two years I went over pine creek and sawmill passes and I grew up camping and hiking all over the place pretty much year round. I run three days a week and I've been going for an 8-15 mile day hike every weekend since the winter has been so mild up here in Eastern Oregon where I go to school, so staying fit isn't an issue. I was more just wondering what conditions would be like in the southern sierra given the nature of this winter. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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