Echo Lake snow conditions

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Echo Lake snow conditions

Post by TahoeJeff » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:52 pm

I tried to go ice fishing, but it was just too thick:
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On the way back, I took some shots to show how much snow there is.
This is the chalet/lodge: (That is the 2nd floor roof!)
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Is it OK to use the roof vents of the bathroom?
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Here are some of the cabins on the road from the summit to the lake:
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Lastly I'm pretty sure this is the Berkeley Camp chow hall:
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Oh man, the melt is a long way away...


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Re: Echo Lake snow conditions

Post by Mike M. » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:44 pm

Wow! Lots of snow.

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Re: Echo Lake snow conditions

Post by hikerduane » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:41 pm

Looking good. I want to do a short trip into Desolation in a month, can't decide which TH to go in at. :)
Piece of cake.

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Re: Echo Lake snow conditions

Post by snusmumriken » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:25 am

Indeed a lot of snow. Looks like fun. Thanks for posting the pix!

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Re: Echo Lake snow conditions

Post by EastSideClimb » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:20 pm

Ouuuuuuch. Thats a lot of snow. I've taken an "if you cant beat em join em" stance on the snowpack and I'm heading up to snowboard next week. Does anybody have a guestimate about when Sonora / Tioga might open? By all indications it looks like Memorial weekend is a pipe dream.

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Re: Echo Lake snow conditions

Post by maverick » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:45 am

Hi EastSideClimb

There is a thread about guessing when Tioga will open in the "Campfire" section
started by Markskor a couple of day ago.
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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.

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