[pct-l] Sierra snow report-Echo Summit

ned at pacificcrestcustombuilders.com ned at pacificcrestcustombuilders.com
Mon Apr 6 16:23:25 CDT 2009

Hello, again, Jo, Kerry, and, of course, Mr. Cody!

Yes, I remember you three well! Every time I take a course into Tamarack and 
Aloha I remember all the precious trips and students and your trip was 
remarkable for its weather, the variety of tent styles, and Cody.

The snow depth is still quite high. Over the weekend people were seen having 
lunch on the Echo Resort roof, since the snow pile outside the front doors 
reached that high. The snow pack in the lake is not cracking out around the 
edges, yet, and the open water at the in-flow and out-flow is still small 
compared to past trips in. It is melting fast, but, I'd say, there is more 
than usual for the date. So, no concerns regarding a quick melt-off, yet.

They say it is going to snow for most of this week!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jo Pegrum Hazelett" <joph at piedmontbsa.org>
To: "':'" <ned at pacificcrestcustombuilders.com>; <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 9:02 AM
Subject: [pct-l] Sierra snow report-Echo Summit

> Hi Ned,
> You probably don't remember us, but Kerry, Mr. Cody (the giant border
> collie) and I went out with you in 2005 and learned lot. This past weekend
> we went just south of Echo Summit with a group of teenagers to Upper 
> Benbow
> Meadow.
> I was somewhat alarmed to see quite a bit of granite poking through the 
> snow
> at a little over 7,000 feet. Am I wrong in thinking it's a bit early for 
> the
> mountains to be showing? Since we're in a drought here in Northern
> California it's a bit worrisome that the snow pack seems to be melting so
> soon.
> Jo
> Ned wrote:
> 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..
> Mtnned
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