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Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby AlmostThere » Wed May 21, 2014 12:43 pm

Tioga is closed. Going over Tehachapi or Carson?


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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby arundodonax » Wed May 21, 2014 12:50 pm

cahikr wrote:My plans are still on for a Friday morning start, although looking at the mammoth web cams it is presently snowing as I write this.


The NOHRSC model is showing that the new snow should be mostly melted off by Saturday morning. Of course, there haven't been very good reports about the existing snow in that area recently. This weekend is calling for nicer weather and good temps.
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby jenreyn » Wed May 21, 2014 1:19 pm

I was just out at Iva Bell Hotsprings this past week. Rode our bikes down since the road is closed till this weekend(Friday). Super nice down that way.....green, warm and good water flow but nothing too crazy for this time of year. Some mosquitos were out and about. On our way out we were looking at the High Trail and it looks pretty clear until maybe you get closer to Thousand Island. I am sure it is still patchy in spots, etc. amongst the pine forest. Either choice will be great. Supposed to be warm this weekend and the new snow should be melted off.
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby maverick » Wed May 21, 2014 1:31 pm

Hi Jenreyn,

Welcome to HST! Thanks for the update, any pic's?. Did you ever find your camera
and sunglasses?
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby jenreyn » Wed May 21, 2014 3:49 pm

I did not find them. I ended up hiking out to Puppet Pass and back to Piute TH in a day to look. No dice but the terrain all looks the same so either they are there somewhere or someone picked them up. I noticed a couple boot tracks in the vicinity from that prior week so who knows.
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby Beantown » Wed May 21, 2014 4:18 pm

I was able to get a permit for agnew meadows a spot opened up. I'm going Saturday morning to 1000 island then to ediza for sun and hiking out mon. Talked to the ranger today and said the mountain got 6 inches if snow, none at the city elev. road scheduled to open Friday to reds. Should be a good weekend!
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby cahikr » Thu May 22, 2014 8:50 am

Beantown wrote:I was able to get a permit for agnew meadows a spot opened up. I'm going Saturday morning to 1000 island then to ediza for sun and hiking out mon. Talked to the ranger today and said the mountain got 6 inches if snow, none at the city elev. road scheduled to open Friday to reds. Should be a good weekend!


Were heading out Friday morning but plan on being around the 1000 lk. area most of saturday before moving down the trail.
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby maverick » Fri May 23, 2014 12:01 pm

Check out Oldrangers post: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=10802
1000 Is Lake still frozen, plan accordingly.
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby schmalz » Fri May 23, 2014 12:40 pm

Wow, that is surprising re: 1000 island.

I'm having a heck of a time determining which east side trailhead I want to shoot for this weekend.
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby maverick » Fri May 23, 2014 1:05 pm

PM sent Schmalz.
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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby texan » Fri May 23, 2014 4:15 pm

I don't think its surprising that 1000 island lake is frozen. Mammoth and the Ritter Range almost always get more snow than most in the central Sierra. I have bene to Echo Lake(Sabrina Basin) during a low snow year on July 4th and there was no snow around the lake at all, but the lake was frozen solid, so it can happen.

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Postby Beantown » Fri May 23, 2014 7:44 pm

Thanks for the heads up guess I won't be fishing. I'm up at glass creek camp now ready to head out in the morning.
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