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Old 05-31-2011, 08:34 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Man thats a lot of snow still up there. But on the other hand gives me time to finish work up on the rig for a fun long summer.
X2, I was just thinking that this morning. Making a punch list to get all those maintenance items done, plus any upgrades.
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Wonder what my odds are of bringing a trailer into the springs on June 24th from the Tahoe side.????
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Wonder what my odds are of bringing a trailer into the springs on June 24th from the Tahoe side.????
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Wonder what my odds are of bringing a trailer into the springs on June 24th from the Tahoe side.????
I'll let you know. Think I might do some prerunning the weekend before.
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I'll let you know. Think I might do some prerunning the weekend before.

Baggy, trav and i are gonna do a day trip in on saturday also.
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I'm working the Kiosk on Saturday, does anyone know if No. Shore CG is accessible?
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Please post up Trail Conditions on the Tahoe side.
We will be in Tahoma for a week starting June 12th.
Debating on bringing my Scout or finding a Boat to tow up.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:49 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Like some one else mentioned the new snow melts fast, and should help melt the old snow. We plan on going up again the 3rd weekend in june, and feel that most snow should be gone by then.

Like i said it wasn't that cold, most of saturday the "snow" was what i call shmain, it's snow but it is so wet that it melts once it hits anything. It wasn't until saturday around 5pm that the snow really started to fall and stick.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #60 (permalink)
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I'm working the Kiosk on Saturday, does anyone know if No. Shore CG is accessible?
It is in your rig, but not in a rv or even a stock 4WD pickup. Snowline starts at the chalet, people working the fron t of the trail have been camping by the side of the road there.

I'll be going up Friday and will confirm those conditions are current, they were as of Monday.

The first post in this thread is consistently upgraded as info rolls in, so you can always check there.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:11 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Please post up Trail Conditions on the Tahoe side.
We will be in Tahoma for a week starting June 12th.
Debating on bringing my Scout or finding a Boat to tow up.
I'll be updating the first post in this thread as conditions change, it should be correct now!

The first post in this thread is consistently upgraded as info rolls in, so you can always check there.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:09 AM   #62 (permalink)
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As for the Tahoe side, one of our members checked it out on foot Tuesday. The staging area road is plowed for a couple hundred yards beyond the last houses, and then is 3-5' for the 1/4 mile he hoofed it. And of course that is the lowest elevation.

Here is an article from the Tahoe Daily Tribune quoting the weather service saying the pack is 450% above average.

I rec'd 4" snow on Sat, a couple on Sun, and a couple more last night and the only place it isn't sticking is on the pavement. There were chain controls on hwy 50 yesterday, in the 30 years I've been here that is the first time I recall seeing that in June.

People planning on going in from the Tahoe side in mid June will be having a winch fest and won't be doing us or the trail any favors imho.


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Old 06-02-2011, 02:49 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Well it hailed here yesterday, and dumped a lot more rain. (3500')

I`d imagine they got some wet snow on the `Con yesterday/night/today/now.
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I'll be going up Friday and will confirm those conditions are current, they were as of Monday.
John- as it turns out, I'll be heading up tomorrow morning so I might run into you. Disco's coming up after work. I'm taking your suggestion and camping at the Kiosk.

If anyone comes up this weekend, Disco & I will be working the Kiosk for FOTR. Be sure to stop by and say hi
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I'll be at the snow line at the chalet from 10 til 6 Friday, see you there
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:46 AM   #68 (permalink)
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You'd think with all this snow.....the turbines will be churning out tons of power...more than normal. Will PG&E lower rates this year?

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Old 06-03-2011, 09:15 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Well, I guess if it is going to be a crappy run from Tahoe, Guess I will just drive around to Loon. But geeze, from Susanville to Loon it a haul...
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Not the Con, but pretty cool nuntheless.....

This pic is from JNel on the board, he lives up in Alturas. This pic is near Quincy in early April...
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Hot off the press, I mean memory card...

I hiked in to water bar number eight this morning. That's the Arizona crossing one and it was flowing near capacity. Give it a few days of warm weather and it will be flowing over capacity.

This is the first snow drift you'll come to on the paved road. You'll find this all along the paved section of the trail. 75% of the pavement is still under snow.




This shot is just past the staging area. Note the steep sidehill. More than likely, you'll end up in the trees. This is typical all along the trail this time of year.




Further up the trail, it is still VERY wet. I'm suggesting that we stay off the trail until the Fourth of July weekend.




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Old 06-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Thanks for the pictures, Doug. HARSH sidehills in that second pic.
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HARSH sidehills in that second pic.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:36 AM   #74 (permalink)
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Rubicon Springs pics

Taken from public domain...JJUSA made a recon trip into Rubicon Springs...check this out:
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Were those taken in February?
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