[pct-l] Sierra snow report-Echo Summit

ned at pacificcrestcustombuilders.com ned at pacificcrestcustombuilders.com
Sun Apr 5 23:46:06 CDT 2009

Just a brief comment (for now) on the snow level at Echo, having just 
returned from another fantastic Snow Course Trip.

There's about 6 feet out in the open in Desolation. Classic Spring skiing. 
Daytime temps around 60; nighttime in the teens. Three weeks ago there was 
about 10 feet of snow at the docks on lower Echo. The aspens outside my 
house in South Lake Tahoe are budding out. The weather calls for more snow 
this week... Typical April in the mountains of Ca..

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reinhold Metzger" <reinholdmetzger at cox.net>
To: "PCT" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 8:54 AM
Subject: [pct-l] Sierra snow report

> Hi gang,
> Trouble is back in town....just got back from another week of skiing in
> the Sierra, at Mammoth Mountain.
> I don't know about the rest of the Sierra, but Mammoth still has tons of
> snow.
> Not much has changed except the weather is much warmer...at 9000 feet
> the noon day time temp.is in the mid 40 to mid 60 range
> and in the 20 range at night....of course much colder at higher 
> elevations.
> The average snow fall at Mammoth is 336 inches per season.
> This season total is 438 inches so far, with an 80 % chance of more snow
> on Tuesday and Wednesday.
> The warm weather, however, has reduced the snow pack at Mammoth Mountain
> from 12 -16 feet to 9-14 feet over the last 30 days.
> JMT Reinhold
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