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lots of snow in the southern Sierra

Postby John Dittli » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:11 pm

We just returned from the second snow survey of the season down on the upper Kern. We spent 12 days measuring snow between Cottonwood Pass and Shepherd Pass and west to Little Whitney and Ramshaw Meadows. The average snow/water equivalent was ~136% of April 1 max and 152% to date. Percentages increased at lower courses to ~190% (these figures are mine and do not necessarily represent those of the State of California).

You can see more photos at

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Tyndall Snow Survey Cabin

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Crabtree

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Tyndall Creek

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Bighorn Plateau

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Siberian Outpost

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North face Mt Tyndall


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Re: lots of snow in the southern Sierra

Postby Trailguru » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:27 pm

wow, that is amazing. Please keep those winter pictures coming!!
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Re: lots of snow in the southern Sierra

Postby mokelumnekid » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:49 pm

Wonderful as always, thanks for sharing.
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Re: lots of snow in the southern Sierra

Postby LMBSGV » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:45 pm

Thanks for sharing. I love the one of the foxtails on Bighorn Plateau.
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Re: lots of snow in the southern Sierra

Postby texan » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:15 am

Thanks for sharing. I pics are outstanding.

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Re: lots of snow in the southern Sierra

Postby vandman » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:18 am

Great shots. Thanks!
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Re: lots of snow in the southern Sierra

Postby maverick » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:48 am

Thanks JD for the 411 on the snow averages, and a taste of what the Kern looks
like in the winter.
Really like the lines in 17, 18 (looks like sand dune), and 25, which is my favorite
in the series since I all ways enjoyed the Foxtail-snow combo.
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Re: lots of snow in the southern Sierra

Postby Cloudy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:38 pm

They are all beautiful photos! I'd hate to sit on that toilet in the A.M. Thanks for sharing the views of places that i have never seen in winter.

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