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Weather Warning!

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:30 pm

If your heading out this week there is a low pressure system coming in
on Thursday that will bring with it thunderstorms, unseasonably cold weather,
temps you would expect to see in spring or early fall, and snow above 10000 ft.
Don't get caught in the back country unprepared!



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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby norcalhiker » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:20 pm

If you're wrong, you buy me a beer. If you're right, buy me a hot coffee! :D
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:38 pm

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.p ... nty=CAC107
&firewxzone=CAZ297&local_place1=9Miles+S+Lodgepole+CA&product1=Special+Weather+Statement

Better to be safe than to be dead.
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby oldranger » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:11 pm

And remember Backpacker Magazine says you can save weight by not bringing gloves on summer trips!

Ha!

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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby quentinc » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:27 pm

This has to have been one of the worst summers for weather in the Sierra in the past 20 years. I haven't had to use gloves yet, but I'm sick of all the rain.
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:03 pm

Well, that sucks. I'm heading in on Thursday...and I'm really not keen on dealing with weather.
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:51 pm

Good luck and have a safe one TT.
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby hikerduane » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:49 pm

I was thinking about the extreme temperature swing I will see by this coming weekend. Up north here in Plumas County, temps at my place were in the upper 80's or so last weekend and by Saturday, I will be up in Alaska with highs in the 60's to 70's if we get lucky, lows in the 30's. Can't decide whether to bring a synthetic jacket or a down vest.
Piece of cake.
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby trav867 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:19 am

So, I was planning to enter via North Lake/Piute Pass tomorrow morning. Since my dates aren't very flexible, will I be better off going somewhere else, say Road's End or Lodgepole? I don't mind cold and snow (I'm from MN after all) but I don't want to drag my girlfriend through dangerous weather or be cooped up in the tent all day. Any thoughts?
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby trav867 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:53 am

BUMP- gotta decide soon!
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:08 pm

If I was going solo I would say go for it, but with a girlfriend only you know
whether she can handle roughing it, or whether the experience will bring you
closer, or whether she would would appreciate your concern for her safety in
choosing an alternative outing.
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Re: Weather Warning!

Postby copeg » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:18 pm

As I mentioned in another post, I've endured a cold front in Humphreys basin...in hindsight it was fun, but lets just say I didn't sleep well - and that was without snow. At that elevation if this storm materializes as predicted you are asking for some snow (and who knows how much). Like Mav mentioned, if I were solo I'd probably go for it, but with a girlfriend I'd look for another option. I'm not sure the path this front is taking, so I'm not sure where to recommend going to get the least of the storm. You may want to narrow your criteria to avoid routes that have passes...perhaps Road's End to Paradise Valley?
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