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snow level at Emigrant Wilderness or Highway 4/88 trailheads

Postby oleander » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:23 pm

Anyone know the current snow level at Emigrant Wilderness trailheads, or at some of the trailheads between there and the Carson Pass area?

A ranger at Alamador told me today that one of the trailheads at about 8000 feet near Carson Pass still had 3 feet of snow. It is a heavily forested area, so it holds onto snow...Still, I was surprised. She says the area got some snow this week.

I should just go to Kibbie Lake, but that doesn't excite me for some reason.

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Re: snow level at Emigrant Wilderness or Highway 4/88 trailheads

Postby adam921 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:28 pm

Crazy big ugly link, but if you zoom in I think this is pretty accurate. Especially if you use the specific station reports.

http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/ ... &js=1&uc=0
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Re: snow level at Emigrant Wilderness or Highway 4/88 trailheads

Postby FeetFirst » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:50 pm

Kennedy Meadows TH off of the 108 into Emigrant Wilderness on June 1st - 3rd was clear:
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At about 9100 ft. there were small patches of snow held up on NE slopes:
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I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
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Re: snow level at Emigrant Wilderness or Highway 4/88 trailheads

Postby venturefar » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:26 am

Kennedy Meadows, Crabtree, and Coyote Meadows are open to access the Emigrant.
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Re: snow level at Emigrant Wilderness or Highway 4/88 trailheads

Postby Fran » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:57 pm

Just got an email and pix from my sister who lives near Tahoe. She hiked on Carson Pass. There was plenty of snow before Lake Winnemucca, but it was passable. Going further, up to Roundtop Lake was too snowed in and icy for just hiking boots.
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