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

Postby gary c. » Mon May 16, 2011 8:24 am

I did manage to catch a bunch like this. :D
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby balzaccom » Mon May 16, 2011 4:56 pm

Lovely fish--thanks for those photos!

And we were near Cherry Lake on Saturday and Sunday---snow level was around 3,000 there. By mid-morning it had melted off at the lower elevations...but up at Pinecrest Lake and Dodge Ridge, it was still snowing Sunday evening...six inches on the ground.
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed May 18, 2011 11:42 am

I was working trail crew on section F of the PCT near Piute Mountain Road at 6200Ft. It snowed on us starting Sunday morning and was off and on until we left on Wednesday morning when it was really snowing hard. All stuff that will melt off within a day though.

We fed the only thru hiker we saw. A man from Germany that was going to be in the high Sierra in a week or two and had no plans to bring any ice axe and crampons. We convinced him to get some and that he didn't need items like bear spray. :D
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby oldranger » Sat May 21, 2011 9:45 am

Luckily I brought skiis down for my early sierra fishing/hiking trek. Have skied near Donner and Carson Passes and now maybe near SEKI if my next fishing destination doesn't work. TR to follow when I get home next week.

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

Postby maverick » Sat May 21, 2011 1:01 pm

Looking forward to reading it OR.
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby tim » Sat May 21, 2011 9:17 pm

Looks like its not just California stuck with all this snow:

From the NY Times - Record Snowpacks Could Threaten Western States
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/us/22snow.html
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby TahoeJeff » Wed May 25, 2011 2:27 pm

It's snowing again here at lake level and starting to stick. The Intellicast radar shows it spreading south....
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby rlown » Wed May 25, 2011 2:42 pm

You're gonna miss it when it's gone. Maybe by late July? :D
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Re: *&$#%#%$ SNOW!!

Postby oldranger » Wed May 25, 2011 3:19 pm

Cool thing about Mother Nature-- she doesn't give a damn about our wants and schedules!

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

Postby TahoeJeff » Sun May 29, 2011 6:28 am

'Nother inch or two on the ground this morning. Mother Nature has declared: The Winter that would not end!
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