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Re: favorite spring trips

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:20 am
by DoyleWDonehoo
jshort wrote:Spring trail fever has hit hard with nice weather in S.F. Does anyone have favorite spots to go in the spring with not too much snow. :)
Death Valley? :cool:

>I'm planning to go up Kibbie Ridge over Memorial Day--should be snow-free by then, and lots of different potential trips (Cherry Creek, the lakes east of Kibbie Ridge, etc.). <

Kibbie Ridge will be snow free by Memorial Day this year I think, but not always. I have been there countless times, mainly early season. It's strange: early season the whole area will be dry except high forested Kibbie Ridge. One year I was able to bypass it by using a cross-country route from Kibbie Lake. Beyond the ridge it is usually pretty dry, though the water is high.

The southern Sierra will be completely dry by M-Day: I have done numerous backpacks into Kern Canyon, Kern Lakes and into SEKI in mid May even in the wettest years.

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:27 am
by KathyW
Thanks for ths suggestions. Time to start looking at my maps.

Other ideas I have for Memorial Day (I don't mind some snow as long as it's only partial coverage and I don't need snowshoes):

Mineral King for Memorial Day. Maybe the Franklin Pass/Farewell Gap area.

Up Baxter Pass over on the east side.

Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 1:21 pm
by maverick
Hi Kathy

Did you make it to Taboose Pass , if yes, what were the conditions
You also mentioned May 5, where will you be going, and if you go
could you please give a conditions update with possible pic's?
Im going out for 6 days and I havent made up my mind up yet
on where it will be(9th-14th).

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 12:15 pm
by maverick
Never mind I just saw your pic's on SummitPost.


Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:10 pm
by frediver
Do you have a link to these images, I'm new to these boards and I am having a bit of trouble finding my way around.

Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 2:58 pm
by maverick