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*&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby TahoeJeff » Mon May 09, 2011 7:30 am

Well we got at least half a foot of the heinous white stuff last night at my house on Kingsbury Grade, here in So Lake Tahoe. I suspect the East side Deso THs; Echo, Fallen Leaf, Emerald Bay and Meeks probably got the same or more. The low temps are not predicted to be above 32 'till Wednesday. This is really going to slow the melt.



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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby rlown » Mon May 09, 2011 10:53 am

so, does that mean your drill is still too short?
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby frediver » Mon May 09, 2011 3:27 pm

Just curious, how far up the grade is your home located?
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby TahoeJeff » Tue May 10, 2011 8:38 am

I've given up on ice fishing, waiting in eager anticipation for ice out. I'm only a mile up the grade from Hwy 50 on the Tahoe side. It is the start of the "banana belt" of the East shore of Tahoe, which gets much less snow than the West shore.
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby hikerduane » Tue May 10, 2011 7:53 pm

Only 2.5 inches of fresh snow at Dick's Lake Saturday night.
Piece of cake.
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby bluefintu » Wed May 11, 2011 12:02 am

Another storm this weekend, I have an exteded ice drill, that adds more weight on my kids back I don't think he will have a problem carryng it. (my sherpa) At 10,000 plus, he gets to drill through the ice.
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby TahoeJeff » Wed May 11, 2011 6:52 am

Hey Duane, was there any way to estiamte the depth of the pack up there?
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby hikerduane » Wed May 11, 2011 5:09 pm

I posted a link to some photos that Frank took in the Winter Sports section. Judging by the tree well of a very large pine, looked to be 6' deep, varies of course.
Piece of cake.
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby TahoeJeff » Sun May 15, 2011 8:04 am

Another inch or two on the ground this morning.....
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby bluefintu » Sun May 15, 2011 9:48 pm

Hey Rlown & TahoeJeff
Come with me and my son. if you need an extention for the drill let me know. This year, I may have to add a second one. Very deep snow pack on the lakes. It snowed on me this morning in the Cucamoga Wilderness(So. Cal.),solo trip. Fish are getting hungry, probaly still frozen. Can't wait till the lakes clear.
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby quentinc » Sun May 15, 2011 10:22 pm

It snowed at 8,000 feet last night through noon today in the Southern Sierra (Monache Meadows area). Lots of fun trying to hike out!
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby gary c. » Sun May 15, 2011 11:27 pm

quentinc wrote:It snowed at 8,000 feet last night through noon today in the Southern Sierra (Monache Meadows area). Lots of fun trying to hike out!

We were camped at Troy Meadows and I woke up at 2:30am to about an inch of snow and still comming down pretty good so we decided to break camp and head for home. I didn't think we really needed to but I didn't want to wait until later and find out we had to drive down off the mountain on snow and ice covered roads.
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