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Weather+mtn road conditions updates?Onion Valley,LakeSabrina

Postby DAVELA » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:51 pm

Anybody know with all the snow this past week if the roads are clear up to the trailheads of Mosquito Flats,Lake Sabrina,South LAke,North Lake,Big Pines Lakes/Palisades Glacier,Onion Valley?

Anybody know what the snow coverage is like above 9k feet in these areas?
Thinking of going up this weekend for some adventure.

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Re: Weather+mtn road conditions updates?Onion Valley,LakeSabrina

Postby markskor » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:09 am

Here in the town of Mammoth Lakes - 7900 feet, the recent series of "warm" storms brought us snow, rain, snow, rain...(essentially wet Sierra cement). At 8000 feet, maybe 1 foot of snow remains...a thin layer of solid ice over crusty mashed potatoes... post-hole fun. :unibrow:
Upper elevations hold up to 4 feet of fresh wet crusty snow - with snow conditions improving the higher you go up.

As for the back-country roads being open...not sure - better call, but recent warm days have dried/opened all the roads here around town, all good except for the morning black ice.
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Re: Weather+mtn road conditions updates?Onion Valley,LakeSabrina

Postby John Dittli » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:56 am

Skied up McGee Canyon in the rain yesterday. At the time it was raining to 10,000' (at least), but this morning I see a fresh dusting up high. Snow free to about 8,200', a foot by 9,000. Much less down south but I haven't been in the backcountry down there. I would be very surprised if you can't drive all the way to Onion Valley (unless for rockfall).
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Re: Weather+mtn road conditions updates?Onion Valley,LakeSabrina

Postby John Dittli » Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:20 pm

Rock Creek gated at East Fork, thin wet/icy snow.

Hilton Creek similar to McGee Creek with snow starting about 3/4 way up the switchbacks then getting deeper fast.
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