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Echo Lakes Conditions?

Postby skyehawk » Tue May 27, 2014 9:59 am

Anybody have any information on the conditions in the Echo Lakes area/southeast desolation? Always eager for more photos/conditions reports. I assume Echo by now has completely thawed out, and that the boat taxi is running. How much snow is left? And how does snow amount this year compare to this time last year? Both were low snow years, this was just dry at the beginning and last was dry at the end.



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Re: Echo Lakes Conditions?

Postby maverick » Tue May 27, 2014 11:38 am

Hi Skyehawk,

Welcome to HST! Check out this TR: http://www.highsierratopix.com/communit ... ESO#p82563

Also check: http://desowv.org/trail-conditions
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Re: Echo Lakes Conditions?

Postby TahoeJeff » Tue May 27, 2014 12:35 pm

You can call this number for the local USFS office: (530) 543-2600 for info.
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Re: Echo Lakes Conditions?

Postby skyehawk » Wed May 28, 2014 8:35 am

Thanks guys, I've seen those links and will check out the number. I was more looking for first hand experience of how this year compares to last year snow-wise in that area, but thanks anyway.
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Re: Echo Lakes Conditions?

Postby mlskn_needed » Thu May 29, 2014 10:57 am

When we came out from Aloha on Monday the trail up to Haypress Meadows was mostly snow. The snow is melting fast, making snowbridges unstable. The trail from Echo to Haypress is clear and running with water from the snow melt - it made me appreciate all of the water bars that were built.
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Re: Echo Lakes Conditions?

Postby maverick » Thu May 29, 2014 11:14 am

Hi Mlskn_needed,

Welcome to HST! Thanks for supplying that intell :thumbsup:. Will you be writing up
a TR or posting a backcountry conditions report here: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=10802 it would be very helpful to you fellow HST members. ;)
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Re: Echo Lakes Conditions?

Postby maiathebee » Fri May 30, 2014 3:08 pm

Was just at Heather & Half Moon last weekend. TR here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11028 It's not Echo, but it should give you some idea of what to expect.
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