[pct-l] Between Lone Pine and Bishop............
jolson at olc.edu
Sat Oct 4 14:56:36 CDT 2008
As an aside. I hiked north from Kennedy Meadows in early October 2005
and flip-floppers heading south to kennedy meadows came through an
"early season storm" with only a little trepidation in the telling of
their stories. I ran into four to eight inches of snow on the north
side of Forester Pass, melting fast, that was interesting to walk through.
I would hope that people who head out this time of year are comfortable
enough to stop, camp, and wait it out. Some of the most telling
pictures are of tarps sided with snow, and happy campers in them, or
taking the picture. It's all part of the adventure if cool heads prevail...
> 420 AM PDT SAT OCT 4 2008
> ...STRONG EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM TO AFFECT THE SIERRA HIGH
> .A STRONG EARLY SEASON PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM IS PUSHING INTO
> CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TONIGHT. THIS FRONT WILL BRING THE FIRST SNOW
> OF THE SEASON TO THE HIGH COUNTRY OF THE SIERRA WITH THE GREATEST
> THREAT OF HEAVY SNOW OCCURRING FROM KINGS CANYON TO YOSEMITE
> PARK. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO FOOT OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY
> ARE LIKELY BY SATURDAY EVENING...WITH WITH AROUND 6 INCHES OF
> SNOW ACCUMULATION AT THE 8000 FOOT LEVEL. ACCUMULATING SNOW COULD
> FALL AS LOW AS 7000 FEET ON SATURDAY.
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