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Maggie Lakes - Lot of disappointed hikers

Postby Strider » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:10 pm

Just got back from Summit Trail parking lot out of Quaking Aspen. Started hitting patches of snow in less than a mile, and had to start looking for tree markers. Hiking parties were returning after giving up. The hardiest made it to Jacobsen Meadow but turned around after sinking a foot into the mud on every step. Hard to find camping this weekend, so most just went home.
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Re: holiday backpack check in

Postby oldranger » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:04 pm

Staying close to home. Hiked Tumalo Mt. for the 3rd time in 9 days yesterday. 10 days ago the hike was 99% on snow. Yesterday down to 40%. 10 days before I head s. to the Sierra.
On top of tumalo.jpg
Broken Top and Sisters from Tumalo 6-24, Happy OR
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View from Top of Tumalo 7-1, Happy Dog!

Note 2nd photo was taken from where I was standing in the first photo (note trees in left background). So the change at this point on the summit is not as great as the photos might suggest.


Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
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Re: holiday backpack check in

Postby TehipiteTom » Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:50 pm

Timberline wrote:
TehipiteTom wrote:I'm doing a wildflower-hunting road trip with dayhikes in the Northern Sierra, up via Quincy and back over Carson Pass.

Hey Tom,
Would love to hear about the flower conditions at Carson after your return. We were just up there yesterday, but didn't have time to stop (and smell the flowers! yeah I know). This should be a banner year at the pass, but is it still too early?

Would appreciate any feedback; Thanks a bunch O:)

Carson Pass is a ways off yet. Very little blooming above 8,000', and getting up toward 9,000' there were still a fair number of snowfields. (Winnemucca Lake still had some ice on it.)
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