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Old 06-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Anyone have any idea if there is much snow at the lower elevations on Ice House Rd area? Specifically how is the snow around the Union Valley area?
Mostly melted off, some drifts in the trees.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:16 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Was planning on running a small group up this weekend, but it looks like the trail isn't going to be clear. Any new news from anyone that has been there in the last day?
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:12 PM   #128 (permalink)
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These were taken less than 30 minutes ago on the Tahoe side.
Temps in the 60s right now, got up to into the low 70s yesterday.
I only went as far as the staging area...
There were a few banks I had to put my tow rig into 4x4 for.
A trailer would be iffy right now, there was also a tree that will need to be cleared.
The stream with the bridge (just below the staging area) was flowing pretty heavily.
The whole area below the bridge was flooded/swampy (the road was dry though/elevated).








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Old 06-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Awesome tahoe side is looking better, it hot in Reno right now nearing the the 90's hope to be in the con soon!
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #130 (permalink)
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http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/si...m=724&state=CA
Check out the chart on this page, it's starting to melt QUICK....
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:33 PM   #131 (permalink)
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http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/nwcc/si...m=724&state=CA
Check out the chart on this page, it's starting to melt QUICK....
Not sure about that. It looks like about 3" / day. We need 6 - 8" / day, since there is still 51" of snow


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Date Time ... Equivalent . Depth . Equivalent Snow Depth
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06/07 .. 0000 .. 40.3 .... 67.0
06/08 .. 0000 .. 39.6 .... 67.0 .. -0.7 ....... 0.0
06/09 .. 0000 .. 38.6 .... 64.0 .. -1.0 ...... -3.0
06/10 .. 0000 .. 37.1 .... 59.0 .. -1.5 ...... -5.0
06/11 .. 0000 .. 35.2 .... 59.0 .. -1.9 ....... 0.0
06/12 .. 0000 .. 33.6 .... 56.0 .. -1.6 ...... -3.0
06/13 .. 0000 .. 32.2 .... 53.0 .. -1.4 ...... -3.0
06/14 .. 0000 .. 30.8 .... 51.0 .. -1.4 ...... -2.0
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Isn't almost 2 feet a week a pretty good rate? Granted it has only been going at that rate for about a week. Actually not even a week.... sheesh.
The graphs are pretty cool, there is a series of them that shows yearly depth since 81 compared to 71-00 average.
I am just getting a little giddy....
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I will be going and running the entire trail this saturday for a quick day trip, will take pics.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:09 PM   #135 (permalink)
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I will be going and running the entire trail this saturday for a quick day trip, will take pics.
We will see you there.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #136 (permalink)
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I will be going and running the entire trail this saturday for a quick day trip, will take pics.
Yes take lots of pics Trav! So curious to see what it is like at the springs.... I wish we could head in with you guys.
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I will be going and running the entire trail this saturday for a quick day trip, will take pics.
Bring some camping gear!!
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Why? For what?
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Why? For what?
Just in-case. Hopefully you won't need it but ya never know!
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Hahaha I'll be fine.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:16 PM   #141 (permalink)
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I will be going and running the entire trail this saturday for a quick day trip, will take pics.
Just remember the "little guys" when determining which side to bring in the supplies
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Just remember the "little guys" when determining which side to bring in the supplies
I think alot of people are blowing how much snow there really is out of proportion to deter people from using the trail. I am headed in with another very capable rig with rockwells and 47's to smash any remaining snow down, will bring a shovel to dig some drainage ditches in the springs if there is pooling water. Don't worry Eric, it will be fine.
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The good news is, what is there is melting very fast now!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:22 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Look at it this way, next Winters first snowfall is only about 4 months away
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Get it - can't wait for the pics!!!
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:40 PM   #147 (permalink)
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I think alot of people are blowing how much snow there really is out of proportion to deter people from using the trail. I am headed in with another very capable rig with rockwells and 47's to smash any remaining snow down, will bring a shovel to dig some drainage ditches in the springs if there is pooling water. Don't worry Eric, it will be fine.
Agreed. We'll be fine. Don't worry we're old Rubicon pros
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:53 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Well I guess it will be good there will be some tracks past ellis creek when we go in on tuesday, but I was kinda hoping to be the first ones going thru there also. lol
pics, pics, pics!!!
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #149 (permalink)
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Any New update on the trial. I am looking to run the the 19-24.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #150 (permalink)
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Any New update on the trial. I am looking to run the the 19-24.
Look up, there's 148 posts preceding yours in this very thread that discuss conditions for the last month, and John has been updating the first post for quick reference: https://pirate4x4.com/forum/showpost....21&postcount=1
Some folks believe the information freely posted by numerous individuals, other folks disbelieve it... the trail is open, but go prepared and please avoid making work for Friends of the Rubicon and the County to have to clean up later. It is possible to recreate up there with minimal impact even at this time of year, but that can involve pulling cable instead of powering through, and ultimately, turning around if necessary. If you go, please go prepared, loaded for bear (quite literally), and let people know when you're going in and when you're coming out.

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