Tag Archives: snow pack

Snow, What Snow?

Most of the snow results have been reported through the California Cooperative Snow Survey program. Each year, around the first of the month for several months, the snow is measured at dozens of sites up and down the Sierra Nevada … Continue reading

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Snow Pack Conditions…Not Good

The snow pack for California is not that great. Last week’s storm brought in about 10 inches of snow. However, when it was time for a survey near the western boundary of Golden Trout Wilderness no snow was found. Last … Continue reading

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April 1 Snow Survey Results

Snow survey results are in for the April 1 survey. Usually the first question is was there snow. If there was snow, then how much is there and how does that compare to the average. The answer to the first … Continue reading

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Snow Arrives, However…

Last weeks storm brought snow to much of the southern Sierra Nevada mountains. It is wonderful to see the mountains white and the air clear for those in the San Joaquin Valley. However, how much snow was dropped? Snow surveys … Continue reading

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Lack of Snow

Which one is from January of 2014? Both pictures are actually. Where there is sun, snow is practically gone. Where the sun doesn’t shine, you have a layer of ice about 2 inches. This is just one area within the … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Closes Roads

The most recent storm dropped snow this time around closing several roads accessing the Golden Trout Wilderness. Consider these roads closed until sometime in April or late May. Hopefully the Sierra Nevada mountains receive a better snow pack this year … Continue reading

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Helping Each Other

Today is the final day for a lot of the snow surveys in California. On April 1, 2013, the states average snow pack was at 42% of normal. The results for May 1, 2013, are still coming in, but currently … Continue reading

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Melting Away

One month later the snow is just about gone. Unless there is a wet, cold, big storm coming to the Southern Sierra Nevada mountains, it looks like it will be an early backpacking season into the Golden Trout Wilderness after … Continue reading

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An Early Season?

For those of you who are waiting for the summer backpacking season to start, then it may come sooner than most people think. Temperatures are warmer then normal around here which has an impact on the snow pack in the … Continue reading

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