We know of a bunkhouse hidden deep in the Crystal Basin. A winter visit here has become an annual pilgrimage for us. Normally there are multiple feet of snow. The snow prevents a drive using the backcountry roads that are not plowed in the winter. We must ski or snow shoe the over 5 and a half miles across a dangerous wilderness in the dead of winter.
Here are some of our past reports.
These two reports were from the era when it used to snow in the Sierra:
This report is from a dry last year:
This year there was even less snow. We were able to drive all the way to the gate.
Here is a compare and contrast photo.
The weather was GREAT the first two days. On Saturday we hike off into the woods to find an old aircraft wreck. Here is a link to that report.
We then hiked over to a local creek.
We took advantage of the sunny and warm weather. It was “shorts and a T-shirt” (or even less).
We did find some snow on the hike back to the bunkhouse.
The weather turned Saturday night / Sunday Morning. We even saw a little snow.
This was the outside temperature when we got back to the car.
We had a great time (as usual). It is rather depressing and a bit alarming to see that “no snow” is becoming a norm.
We hope you enjoyed our report!
Ad blocker detected: Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website.
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.
1 post • Page 1 of 1
- Vaca Russ
- Topix Expert
- Posts: 809
- Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:12 pm
- Experience: Level 4 Explorer
- Location: The Nut Tree
You must be registered and logged in to view the files/photos attached to this post.
"...Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host and then a master?"
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest