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http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

I get thirsty just thinking about August.

and 2 lb. the quart! Yuck.
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Ya beat me to it!  :-)

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I like to look at the Yosemite National Park Facebook page and they posted it there.
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I am hiking the North Lake to South Lake loop in early Sept, then moving over to Rae Lakes for mid Sept.  At least the skeeters should be gone.

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I am hiking the North Lake to South Lake loop in early Sept, then moving over to Rae Lakes for mid Sept.  At least the skeeters should be gone.

The classic north lake-south lake (up Evolution, Muir Pass etc.) or up Goddard Canyon and sneak into Ionian Basin etc.? Pretty country in any case....
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Past North lake and LaMarck Lake to Lamarck Col and over it.  Down into Darwin's Basin and over to Wanda.  Spending 1 night in Dusy Basin.  

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It's way too early  :(
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It's way too early  :(

Totally ^this^.

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Living in Mammoth -
Recent new snow (what remains anyway) is total crap - 20 inches post-hole hell over old ice... Just slow going up high. (I would wait or go elsewhere lower if intent is to get out this week as snowshoes and skis worthless and boots alone even worse.)

In Tuolumne, nothing will be easily accessed - nothing will be open - no camping...just a road through the Sierra... (Still pretty nice though.)

Snow level is ~9000 feet now - solid...Lakes above this are all still white but starting to thaw. As stated above - too early to do anything but drive through.


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I've got a short Yosemite trip planned for late August, so I'll experience the crispiness then.

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I've got a short Yosemite trip planned for late August, so I'll experience the crispiness then.

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On the (minimally) plus side: close to zero chance of significant mosquitos probably even close in to riparian zones....
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Yeah, HSF, that will be a plus. It's a big plus to me, really.
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Living in Mammoth -
Snow level is ~9000 feet now - solid...Lakes above this are all still white but starting to thaw. As stated above - too early to do anything but drive through.


Markskor...how is the snow level looking now?  I have a permit to head in at Tenaya Lake and come out on the valey floor for May 29-June 1.  First night at Sunrise lakes (9200ft), hitting clouds rest day 2, then all lower elevations after that.  Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Here's a look over that way:
http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams/high-sierra#.U3KYRl7rWtY
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FWIW, expect 70 degrees tomorrow -> Saturday...Mammoth.
Mamie @ 9000 feet elev.  (90% iced over yesterday), was totallly ice free today. - unexpected change! Fricking beautiful.

Plenty of crappy snow, (20 inches posthole fun) still in the trees above 9500, but slopes in the sun are almost bare. If conditions remain hot, all Sierra will be wide open by the holidays. GO!

However, long range reports hint to cooler conditions, maybe some serious rain/snow - 10 days from now.
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Awesome...thank you both for the info!  As long as it doesn't dip below the 30's overnight, I think I can deal with the rest of it.  Can't believe I am a little over a week away from the first trip of the season...I AM STOKED!!!
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Last weekend we had crunchy water... it was in the 20s at 8000 feet.

I'd never go out unprepared for below freezing any month of the year - the Sierra has its own weather. It'll snow in any month, especially at high elevation.

It's going to snow this week...


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http://wxmaps.org/pix/temp1.html

http://wxmaps.org/pix/prec1.html

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/qpf2.shtml
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AND per Facebook: Tioga and Glacier are both closed due to the above recent snow. (The winter storm advisory for higher elevations sort of made that likely).

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The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads are temporarily closed due to snow. Call 209/372-0200 (then dial 1 then 1) for road updates (and Yosemite Conservancy webcams for visual updates: http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/webcams-videos).
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