[pct-l] current Carson Pass trail conditions
danlmarmot at gmail.com
Mon May 25 19:57:30 CDT 2015
Thanks much Ned for the update. I'm starting north on Wednesday at Kearsarge!
> On May 25, 2015, at 17:45, Dave Fajer <davefajer at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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>> maximize wilderness enjoyment, safety, and personal growth, all through
>> experiential education and risk awareness training."
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