[pct-l] current Carson Pass trail conditions
davefajer at gmail.com
Mon May 25 19:45:01 CDT 2015
Thanks Ned! What was the depth of snow you were postholing in?
On May 25, 2015 5:06 PM, "Ned Tibbits" <ned at mountaineducation.org> wrote:
> Much to our surprise, the kind of snow present around mile 1075 (to be
> exact, on the northern aspect of Round Top Mountain at Winnemucca Lake east
> of 1075) was nothing like what Mountain Education experienced recently in
> the southern sierra!
> This is good news for those north-bound!
> There is consolidated snow (not powder snow) present around Carson Pass!
> This means no wallowing through powder snow and we were quite able to
> freely walk on top of the snow pack without traction aides, but using good
> boots with deep lug soles.
> The nights were hovering around 34-35 degrees with snow showers/rain all
> day. Weather predictions for the area are expected to improve to
> summer-like temperatures after this Thursday, May 28th with thunderstorms
> and possible snow between now and then.
> Postholing is ever-present, though, after 10:00-12:00 noon!
> Ned Tibbits, Director
> Mountain Education, Inc.
> ned at mountaineducation.org
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