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Alpineholydog

Trad climber
Spring Tx
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 27, 2014 - 08:31am PT
Going up in a few weeks and interested in conditions of snow fields on the east gap as well as ascent from Lake Catherine.
Thanks!
T H

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extraordinaire
Jul 27, 2014 - 10:47pm PT
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NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Jul 28, 2014 - 01:51am PT
Not what you're looking for but better than nothing. Pic from this afternoon, far to the south (Kaiser Pass Rd) looking north:
Credit: NutAgain!

Credit: NutAgain!

iPhones don't do zoom very well :(

But snow quantity is quite low everywhere I could see- basically didn't see any on the ridges above Jackass Meadow or Lake Florence or Courtright, but they aren't that high. Reservoirs are shockingly low.

Very hot weather at 8k feet- easily 80s or 90s. The cloud cover in these pics was atypical for the last week.
QITNL

climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 02:08am PT
Thread from earlier this month.
http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/ritter-banner-conditions-t67854.html
Snow melts fast. Time flies.
Alpineholydog

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2014 - 02:47pm PT
Thanks QNTIL and all!
QITNL

climber
Jul 29, 2014 - 03:23am PT
No problem! I'd like to see some more shots as the year goes on, myself.
missjr

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Jul 29, 2014 - 08:25am PT
There are not snow fields pretty much. I walked by on the High Trail a few days ago and was up at the gap a month ago as well. A month ago there were some but nothing to worry about and now there are none except one that is circumnavigated. Hope this helps. The Sierra are dry right now!
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