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Pohono trail condition?

Postby guyd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:10 am

Would anyone know the present conditions of Pohono Trail east of Standford point ?



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Re: Pohono trail condition?

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:28 am

According to the NPS site, "The Pohono Trail from Wawona Tunnel is clear of snow
until Standford Pt. Thereafter there is 100% snow coverage."
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Re: Pohono trail condition?

Postby guyd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:26 am

Yeah I had seen the NPS 'report' but its date is only a vague ''June 2011''... Is that 2 weeks or 2 days old?!

They also report ''The trail to Clouds Rest is clear of snow to about 8,200 feet and 100% thereafter. '' Since Pohono is between 7000 and 7800 ft, I would have assume to be snow free as well, but maybe the different location produces different conditions...

We have a B-P permit on Pohono (GP) on July 6 and my wife is VERY worried to have real muddy or icy conditions. Is the trail more rocky type or soft ground that transforms into mud?
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Re: Pohono trail condition?

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:04 am

Wilderness office says as of now, clear to Taft, then large patches of snow, with
100% snow coverage near the Sentinel Dome area.
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Re: Pohono trail condition?

Postby guyd » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:17 am

Thanks for the update.

In general is the trail more rocky type or more soft ground that transforms into mud in spring conditions like now?
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Re: Pohono trail condition?

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:31 pm

Rocky from the Tunnel View to about Inspiration Point.
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