Sonora Pass

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Sonora Pass

Post by gbskier » Thu May 02, 2013 2:22 pm

Has anybody been up to Sonora Pass? Curious as to the snow levels & was thinking about getting to Levitt Lake. Alternatively, my other option for this weekend is hiking out of Kennedy Meadows off 108 into Emigrant Wilderness. Has anyone been on that trail yet this year??








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Re: Sonora Pass

Post by maverick » Thu May 02, 2013 3:11 pm

Hi Gbskier,

Welcome to HST!
Sonora Pass is open but still has 5-6" of snow on the ground. Bridgeport Ranger says
there is around 1' of snow starting at around 8200 ft.
Creeks are running high and fast peak levels should be reached in 2-3 weeks.
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Re: Sonora Pass

Post by gbskier » Thu May 02, 2013 4:40 pm

Thanks maverick, that's what I was guessing :)

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Re: Sonora Pass

Post by paul » Thu May 02, 2013 5:47 pm

I am heading that way tomorrow, on what is supposed to be a backcountry ski trip. I have been tracking the snow by way of the remote sensors closely as I can. I went in that way in late april 2007 - a similar snow year - and walked to about 9000 feet before reaching skiable snow. I am expecting there is a little less snow this year than that, according to the sensors. So I'd guess you could get to Lunch Meadow before you hit solid snow, maybe all the way to Brown Bear Pass.
I know for a fact the trail is basically clear to Kennedy Lake:

http://www.refugeforums.com/refuge/show ... 4&t=940788" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Sonora Pass

Post by tim » Thu May 02, 2013 6:09 pm

Here's a photo:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,65530" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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