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  1. It would be excellent to see someone on the trail...

    It would be excellent to see someone on the trail buddy up with SecondChance for some miles. Perhaps some locals could turn out to do sections ? Keep going pal, im pulling for you ! ✌ 🏔

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    Sticky: 45296 👍🏼

    45296 👍🏼
  3. Agreed, Just sharing information - i thought...

    Agreed, Just sharing information - i thought others may be interested to know. ✌
  4. Yosemite’s “High Sierra Camps” are a series of...

    Yosemite’s “High Sierra Camps” are a series of backcountry campsites operated by the park- ordinarily open every summer season.
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    Hey all - I thought the forum might be interested...

    Hey all - I thought the forum might be interested in this article by Tom Stienstra; longtime outdoors writer for the San Francisco Chronicle - highlighting this years conditions, in regards to snow....
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    Confirmed & corrected, it looks like they...

    Confirmed & corrected, it looks like they announced an extension May 28th stating they are now aiming for an early August closing date.
    Summer skiing ⛷ 🏔 😁!

    To be sure - waters will be high....
  7. FYI - Yosemite announced they will not be...

    FYI -
    Yosemite announced they will not be opening any of their high Sierra camps this season due to the snowpack, which as of May 1st was recorded at 176% of normal - putting in on par with 2017’s...
  8. Good stuff 👍🏼

    Good stuff 👍🏼
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    Yosemite announced they will not be opening any...

    Yosemite announced they will not be opening any of their high Sierra camps this season due to the snowpack, which as of May 1st was recorded at 176% of normal - putting in on par with 2017’s...
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    Right about now I am glad I booked an end of July...

    Right about now I am glad I booked an end of July start to the JMT 😅. Although, even at that point in the season, there very well may be some snow in the attic & on the roof -with any luck it’ll be...
  11. Great stuff !

    Great stuff !
  12. Same team- it’s all good ✌🏼🏔

    Same team- it’s all good ✌🏼🏔
  13. I started the thread becauseI am heading into the...

    I started the thread becauseI am heading into the Sierra for the first time - Backpacking the JMT - & in the course of research & planning, the current conditions began to unfold ie; the barrage of...
  14. Excellent stuff Wayne, i had not seen this blog...

    Excellent stuff Wayne, i had not seen this blog before & (from what ive read thus far) they certainly had more than they bargained for in terms of snow travel along the PCT, ultimately forcing them...
  15. Hey Nathan - I’m from the NE & our local chapters...

    Hey Nathan - I’m from the NE & our local chapters of the AMC offer winter skills programs that cover a range of things like; the use of ice axes, snow shoes, crampons, as well as various...
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    It would appear, based on the charts you’ve...

    It would appear, based on the charts you’ve shared, that the data for the time period showcased ( past 20 ) shows the majority of the years to be at or below the “average”.
    The “average” being the...
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    Link fixed: ...

    Link fixed:

    http://cdec.water.ca.gov/reportapp/javareports?name=swccond.pdf
  18. I try to go with the flow 😉

    I try to go with the flow 😉
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    A “high snow year” in the Sierras

    I’m sure most people planning any backpacking trip in the Sierra stay vigilant on the conditions. But I want to highlight the fact that this year is officially a “high snow year” for the region....
  20. Most of the Sierras are at 130% - 150% of their...

    Most of the Sierras are at 130% - 150% of their yearly snowfall, using the April 1st metric ( which is the traditional “end of season” mark ).


    Here’s a good link to a map, outlining the...
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    Interesting info & observations on the current...

    Interesting info & observations on the current state of the trail. Hopefully my on trail journies this summer yield the type of once in a lifetime experience Im seeking, with the perfect balance of...
  22. This is the 3rd time I’ve heard someone recommend...

    This is the 3rd time I’ve heard someone recommend this film, I’m planning on watching it. Also, as I will be in the Sierra for the first time this summer for a backpacking trip, I’m watching this...
  23. Forecast is calling for another 5-10 feet of snow...

    Forecast is calling for another 5-10 feet of snow in the Sierra, over the next few days, adding to what is already a record year.
    💨❄️🏔
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    Im not sure I follow ? "Glacier point - LYV" is...

    Im not sure I follow ? "Glacier point - LYV" is an optional starting point, which would be the panorama trail. It's one of my chosen options on the permit application.
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    Im sure that today's Yosemite is in ways...

    Im sure that today's Yosemite is in ways different from the land that Muir revered and fought to preserve, but its grandeur & inherent beauties are undoubtedly timeless.
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