Emigrant Wilderness conditions? | High Sierra Topix  

Emigrant Wilderness conditions?

Discussion related to Sierra Nevada current and forecast conditions, as well as general precautions and safety information. Trail conditions, fire/smoke reports, mosquito reports, weather and snow conditions, stream crossing information, and more.
User avatar

Emigrant Wilderness conditions?

Postby Sierra Miguel » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:13 am

Any beta on trail conditions? Ranger tells me they haven't been up there yet, roads are still closed until Wednesday or so, but five or six visitors have hiked up from the highway.

Planning to go up the 25th.



User avatar
Sierra Miguel
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:15 pm
Location: Berkeley, CA, US
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker

User avatar

Re: Emigrant Wilderness conditions?

Postby DriveFly44 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:28 pm

We attempted to hike to Camp and Bear this past weekend. Since Crabtree is closed, we were going to hike the 6 miles to the TH and then head out from there. There was a fair amount of snow (Friday) so we turned back and hiked down the Tuolumne River instead. It's really warm here now so I'm sure a lot has melted. Although temps are going to drop again tomorrow.

Ladd
User avatar
DriveFly44
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 268
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:33 am
Location: Twain Harte
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Emigrant Wilderness conditions?

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:09 pm

Thanks for the 411 Ladd.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8033
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Emigrant Wilderness conditions?

Postby Sierra Miguel » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:34 pm

DriveFly44 wrote:Since Crabtree is closed, we were going to hike the 6 miles to the TH and then head out from there. There was a fair amount of snow (Friday)


Thanks, Ladd.

Sounds like you hiked up the usual F.S. road, 4N26, starting from the ski resort? Where was the snow, how much? I'm guessing this was from the recent storm, because I wasn't expecting any old snow below 10000' or so, based on photos I've seen of the Merced.
User avatar
Sierra Miguel
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 52
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:15 pm
Location: Berkeley, CA, US
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker

User avatar

Re: Emigrant Wilderness conditions?

Postby DriveFly44 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:27 pm

Sierra Miguel wrote:Sounds like you hiked up the usual F.S. road, 4N26, starting from the ski resort? Where was the snow, how much?

Yes, that's the one. There was a fair amount of snow right after you park and cross the Tuolumne on 4N26. There were families sledding there in fact. We may be getting some weather again tomorrow so we'll see. We'll probably give it another go this coming weekend and if we do, I'll post a TR here on HST.

Ladd
User avatar
DriveFly44
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 268
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:33 am
Location: Twain Harte
Experience: N/A


Return to Conditions Reports and Information



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests