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Old 03-28-2017, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is Oct too late?

Just watched a video of a trip on Oct 15, 2016. Saw some moisture buy no snow.

Is that typical to not have snow coverage in mid-Oct?

I'm planning to take a trip out in mid-Sept which I thought was not too late and most likely I would not see snow, but mid-Oct?

surprising I guess
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We don't really get consistent snow in the Sierras until December. You might get a few storms in November, but I would say October would be fairly safe if you aren't afraid of a sprinkle or dusting.
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October is usually fine and a lot quieter on the trail after Labor Day weekend is over.
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I've run it the second weekend in October for the last 6-8 years. We've had it hot, cold, dry and been rained on.
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I've run it the second weekend in October for the last 6-8 years. We've had it hot, cold, dry and been rained on.
This. Any weather you can think of might happen in October. You have to be prepared and/or be flexible in your planning.
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This was the first week in october last year. Tahoe trailhead.



But so was this.




It gets cold at night but the trails are empty during the day. 3 years ago same week it was hot and us oregon boys (and girl) went swimming in the lake to cool off.
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This. Any weather you can think of might happen in October. You have to be prepared and/or be flexible in your planning.
Exactly, be prepared for the worst and be happy if it turns out to be good weather.
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October is usually a good month. Can get cold, some snow, etc but nothing too crazy. November has always seemed like the month that it can get really wintery
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Like others have said go prepared for anything. I was there the 1st weekend of Oct one year. Mid 70's during the day, froze my tail off at night. The first night we had rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow. 20 degrees that morning.
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October is usually fine and a lot quieter on the trail after Labor Day weekend is over.
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I've run it the second weekend in October for the last 6-8 years. We've had it hot, cold, dry and been rained on.
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This. Any weather you can think of might happen in October. You have to be prepared and/or be flexible in your planning.
Ah; very good tips/info indeed .
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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thanks everybody, good info
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