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Current Conditions for Mt Lyell?

Postby Rockyroad » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:26 pm

Has anyone been up around Mt Lyell lately? I have a wilderness permit for next Friday and had planned on heading up the mountain that weekend. I'm wondering how the snow condition on the approach will be. I've seen recent photos of waist-deep powder in other areas of the Sierra so am wondering if I should also bring along my snowshoes. I'll have crampons and ice ax for closer to the mountain. Any predictions on whether this week's rain will melt most of the powder? Will there be too many deep suncups for the snow shoes? Thanks in advance.



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Re: Current Conditions for Mt Lyell?

Postby maverick » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:11 am

In the vicinity, this is the most recent: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=12810&p=96102&hilit=Donahue+Pass#p96102
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Re: Current Conditions for Mt Lyell?

Postby Rockyroad » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:48 am

Thanks Maverick. That's the post that got me thinking of bringing snowshoes.
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Re: Current Conditions for Mt Lyell?

Postby maverick » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:56 am

Call the wilderness office at Tuolumne next week, they will have some up to date info.
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