See the snow in Yosemite!

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See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:09 am

This is the Sentinel Dome web-cam photo this morning!
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Re: See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by Kelbaker » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:11 am

I needed that this morning, thank you

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Post by gary c. » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:56 am

Beautiful!!
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Re: See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by Harlen » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:16 am

Thanks again for the inspiration to get into the snowy Sierra WD... but how to get to Badger Pass and onward? It is surely one of the most avalanche safe ski tours, leading out to those amazing views from Sentinel Dome to Glacier Point. Are we even allowed anywhere in the Park? Oh well, Bearzy and I also have our eye on Hwy 50, to ski into Lake Aloha in Deso. Good luck out there!

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Re: See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by RichardCullip » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:50 am

Beautiful. Reminds me a day in Yosemite Valley years ago when our two girls were little. We got to cross-country ski on the valley floor with snow falling on us. Fun times for sure.
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Re: See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:11 pm

Harlen; unfortunately regardless of what is going on with park closure, poor Bearzy would not be allowed in. Seems like if the dog-ban in Yosemite is "justified" as wildlife impact, you would think they would allow dogs in the backcountry in the winter. Hard to stealth with Bearzy- he certainly contrasts with the white snow- BUT, you could dress him in a white doggie coat!

Looks like snow all next week too- should also produce some good web-cam shots. There have also been some fine web-cam shots for Mammoth Ski area and the Bishop web-cam. I guess that is all we can do now- look at the web cams. :(

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Re: See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by dave54 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:24 pm

No thanks. I have several feet in my yard and a cranky snowblower that doesn't want to run right.
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Re: See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by Harlen » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:44 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:
...regardless of what is going on with park closure, poor Bearzy would not be allowed in. Seems like if the dog-ban in Yosemite is "justified" as wildlife impact,
Never taken Bearzy on Badger Ridge, but he's welcome in Desolation. I've only been to Lake Aloha once, am I right that there is no avie risk on the way there from *Echo Lakes? We got stuck in a snow storm on the way back, but I don't recall any steep slopes above us.... Just checked the map, and there is one 400' step up, just to the north of Tamarack Lake??
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Re: See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:18 pm

I am no judge of avalanche risk, but my daughter and her family are living in their ski house at Soda Springs (I-80) and working remotely. She called today and showed me (on her phone face time) all the snow outside their windows. They have at least 4-5 feet of new snow. She is not letting the kids play outside today because it is all sliding off the roof (would seriously injure them if they were under the eaves) and the trees are loaded with show and dropping huge heavy chunks all over. Ski areas are closed so no good information there about avalanche risk.

I am a bit confused when you say from Ebbetts Lake to Lake Aloha. Do you mean skiing from Hwy 88 to Hwy 50?

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Re: See the snow in Yosemite!

Post by TahoeJeff » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:22 am

Pretty sure he meant Echo lakes.
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