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Anybody know snow conditions are at OV and big pine creek?th

Postby DAVELA » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:23 am

Anybody know what snow conditions are like at OV and big pine creek trailhead(south fork trail)...Is the snow deep?Snowshoeing options?Are trails hikeable above 9000ft.What elevation does the snow become non hikeable?Thanks...might make a last minute plan and take off today asap....



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Re: Anybody know snow conditions are at OV and big pine creek?th

Postby sierramel » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:52 pm

The elevation at Onion Valley is 9,200 feet, the pass is 11,7650.
I was up at Minaret Vista in Mammoth yesterday, and there was basically no snow there at 9,200 feet. You might find snow on the shaded sections of trail going up to Kearsarge and none at the trailhead of the South Fork trail. Snow shoes would be excessive just about eveywhere high right now. Just be wearing boots with gore-tex uppers, good soles, and dress warm.
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Re: Anybody know snow conditions are at OV and big pine creek?th

Postby DAVELA » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:47 pm

How about snow conditions this week after these storms?thx
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