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TR: Carson Pass, Round Top, Meiss Meadow (June 7, 2015)

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TR: Carson Pass, Round Top, Meiss Meadow (June 7, 2015)

Postby vhsvhs » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:16 pm

Hi Everyone,

This is hardly a trip report, but I enjoyed a nice day hike from Carson Pass and I wanted to share snow conditions and photographs.

Leaving Carson Pass, I walked north on the PCT and then cross-country along the NW ridge to Little Round Top summit. From the peak, I descended the grassy slopes to Meiss Meadow and followed the creek to Meiss Lake. I enjoyed a swim in the warm and shallow water, and then returned south along the PCT to Carson Pass.

Overall the conditions feel like early July of a "normal" snow year. Beware, the mosquitos were fierce in wet places, such as around Meiss Lake.

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Carson Pass Panorama

Despite the low snowpack this year, there remains a non-trivial amount of snow on the north face of Round Top:
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Storm clouds were forming along the Sierra crest, but they never matured into a full storm.
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Round Top and Beyond, seen from Little Round Top

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Shooting Stars at Meiss Lake

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Meiss Lake



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Re: TR: Carson Pass, Round Top, Meiss Meadow (June 7, 2015)

Postby justm » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:53 pm

Thanks for the report, your photos are beautiful !!! and it's good to know the mosquitos are out.
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Re: TR: Carson Pass, Round Top, Meiss Meadow (June 7, 2015)

Postby gary c. » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:21 pm

It's great getting to some pictures of such beautiful areas today. Thanks for posting.
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