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Clouds Rest

Postby Willythedog » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:37 pm

Toying with idea of goin up Clouds Rest either last weekend of March or beginning of April. Called the Yosemite ranger station, they said snow level around there is around 8000 feet. Ill be going up from Yosemite Valley so im guessing the southern slopes snow level might be higher than that. Anyone been down in the Valley recently? Would appreciate some first hand accounts!



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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby gary c. » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:02 pm

Yosemite High Sierra webcam showing Half Dome and Clouds Rest.

The third one down.
http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/photosmul ... ebcams.htm
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby Willythedog » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:10 am

Wow thanks didn't know about those webcams.
Scary how little snow there is up there in march
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby Willythedog » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:52 pm

I know it's not the right forum to ask but instead of cluttering things up with another new topic:

How's the Fishing on the Merced around little yosemite valley?? If I remember right it's not regulated to the end of April- first of November trout season I think. Figure I'm gonna have some downtime so instead of just drinking I'll do some fly fishing and drinking.
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby AlmostThere » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:49 pm

It's not regulated until April? It's not fishable until April.

"All other streams except those listed by name in the Special Regulations. Open season is Last Saturday in April through Nov 15."
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby rlown » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:52 pm

AlmostThere wrote:It's not regulated until April? It's not fishable until April.


What she said! that's a ticket right there!
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby AlmostThere » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:57 pm

AND THEN there was that yokel who wanted to take his kids out in winter, with a net, to Bridalveil Creek, and let them net trout...

I was about to call DFG and CPS!

As for Clouds Rest - friends were already up there this year, hiked from Happy Isles. Not sure if Wednesday's clouds dropped anything, or if Sunday's minor storm will.
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby mort » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:16 pm

Willythedog wrote:Wow thanks didn't know about those webcams.
Scary how little snow there is up there in march

Here's the last 4 years from the same webcam:
http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article15386540.html
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby Willythedog » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:50 pm

Whoops. Good thing I asked.

To clarify: When I say regulated I meant legal to fish or not

EDIT - I was mistaken with the LOWER Merced River around El Portal which is catch and release all year round
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby seanr » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:57 pm

It did snow some last night, but that will melt fast. Here's a video from atop Clods Rest Saturday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO366KEoRqc
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby Willythedog » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:18 am

Thanks for the video. We are still in March right?

Ill be goin up this weekend.
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Re: Clouds Rest

Postby Willythedog » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:39 am

Went up March 27-29. Thought going in the early season might save me from the throngs of toonies down in the valley but no such luck. From the valley to the top of Vernal falls was juuuust full of people. I cant imagine how crowded it would be in the summer. Bunch of spring breakers playing loud music at Little Yosemite Valley till 3AM. Nice.

Absolutely no snow until real small patches at the base of Clouds Rest.

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Vernal
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Nevada
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Half way up
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Nice view from Clouds Rest
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Mt Clark
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From the bridge over Nevada falls
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