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On average, how much snow on the trail in the middle of May. Trail closed, deep drifts, some drifts but passable or clear depending on the winter. Looking to take day or overnight trips from Tahoma side.
Any past trips with the year would help. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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It really depends on the snowfall for the year..This last may is was hard to find snow up there...but in years before, there was snow up there through July. Average...If you are set up well you can make it in the middle of May...but I would not try it alone and would have someone that knows the trail very well to try it that early in the year.
 

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Coming over from the Tahoe side puts you at the Pacific Crest, and the deepest snow drifts at altitude, in tree cover. I'd bet against punching through from the East in most Mays... but you could definitely get in the trail a good long ways from Loon Lake.

I went from Loon to Tahoe in Early June of 1999, and there were 14 foot drifts. Navigable, but barely. The rest of our group turned back.

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Ask Dean Or Nasvik they Have Done the Con in the deep Snow!!!!!

And They Said It was A Pain in the Arse But fun!!!!

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Yeah, but they went in on Loon... trust me, there's always way more snow up top.... way past my willingness to do it. YMMV.

14-foot drifts are all I care to handle. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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The snow on the tahoe side is much more difficult than the loon side snow. If you are going to do it May then just plan on going in on the loon side but I bet you will get some feedback from the board by that time next year. Here are some shots of what the snow was like on the 14th of May 2001


Can you say cold! And remember those are 40's on my Jeep.

[ 10-03-2001: Message edited by: 66CJdean ]
 
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