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Snow Conditions Lake Ediza 4-13 to 4-16

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Snow Conditions Lake Ediza 4-13 to 4-16

Postby robertseeburger » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:59 pm

I decided to try an early season backpack. We started at Mammoth ski resort, went over Minaret Summit,

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down to the San Joaquin River ( not much water flow)

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Up to Shadow Lake (lots of snow on the south side, very little on the north side

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and then up to Lake Ediza. (Frozen, lots of snow)

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Overall, the snow level was about 8000 feet. Lots of snow at 9000 feet. We saw no people in 4 days.
It was a strange feeling wandering about Shadow Lake and Devils Postpile with no people!
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Re: Snow Conditions Lake Ediza 4-13 to 4-16

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:24 pm

Thank you Robert for the conditions report. Did you sleep on snow, rock, or was there enough bare
ground at Ediza, cannot tell from your picture? Were you able to get water at the outlet of Ediza?
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Snow Conditions Lake Ediza 4-13 to 4-16

Postby robertseeburger » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:17 am

We were able to sleep on ground no problem. We just did a day hike to Ediza. Water was flowing at the outlet and would be no problem, but the lake itself was entirely covered. If we camped at Ediza, it would have had to be on snow.
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