2020 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Questions and reports 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.
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Re: 2020 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Post by caddis » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 am

What is SNCC-TPP?


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Re: 2020 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Post by c9h13no3 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:32 pm

caddis wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 am
What is SNCC-TPP?
A Facebook group: Sierra Nevada something something. I used to be a member, but found that for every good condition report, you had to read a bunch of mindless drivel.
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Re: 2020 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Post by TahoeJeff » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:45 pm

Snowing in Desolation this afternoon!
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Re: 2020 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Post by Toni » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:52 pm

caddis wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 am
What is SNCC-TPP?
Facebook group- Sierra Nevada Current Conditions- Trails, Passes and Peaks

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Re: 2020 Backcountry Conditions Reports

Post by caddis » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:42 am

c9h13no3 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:32 pm
caddis wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 am
What is SNCC-TPP?
A Facebook group: Sierra Nevada something something. I used to be a member, but found that for every good condition report, you had to read a bunch of mindless drivel.
Thanks, I should have guessed. I'm in that group too. Rarely find anything useful in it.
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Second Lake 6/7

Post by maverick » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:59 am


Posted by Fred Kallberg on ESHB:
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Shamrock Lake 6/2-6/5

Post by maverick » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:08 pm

Liz Livermont posted on ESHB:
I didn't go above Saddlerock Lake, but it was clear to Long Lake, with three smallish sections (10-50 feet) of snow to Saddlerock. Looking towards the pass, there was definitely more continuous snow fields past that point. (Trip was June 2-5).
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Glen Pass 6/4

Post by maverick » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:46 pm

Posted by Sierra ter Veer on SNCC-TPP:
Glen Pass, north side, afternoon of June 4th. Very little of actual trail exposed. Mostly crossing through snow and scrambling over the rocks. Friends did bishop, Pinchot, and Mather passes as well. They were doable but better to do early in the morning to avoid post-holing. Definitely recommend carrying micro spikes.
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Mono Pass 6/7

Post by maverick » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:45 am

Mike Womack posted on ESHB:
Mono pass as of last Sunday. Snow starts at 11800 or so.
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Old Army Pass / New Army Pass

Post by maverick » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:52 am

Re-posted pic's on Mt. Whitney Zone:
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