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Memories Day 8

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  • hmdsierra
    Day 8 Aug 8, 1982 Off to an early start, 8:40. The last of the clouds cleared off last night so we are once again walking in the warm sunshine. We soon came
    Message 1 of 473 , Aug 8, 1999
      Day 8 Aug 8, 1982<br>Off to an early start, 8:40.
      The last of the clouds cleared off last night so we
      are once again walking in the warm sunshine. We soon
      came to Purple Lk. took a brief, 30 min, rest looking
      at the fine lake. After a STEEP ascent we crossed
      the inlet to Virginia Lk. where we saw and old man
      with two young girls just arriving. Don't know who was
      leading who. Then down an even steeper descent from which
      we dould loook down and see the trail junction,
      which was still in the meadow then. We soon arrived at
      Tully Hole. We continued on downstream and took lunch
      beside a pool in Fish Ck. At last at the bottom of this
      large Yosemite like canyonwe have looked into since
      yesterday. Another future fishing trip, which we made
      several years later. My left knee has been bothering me
      since Donahue Pass so I wrapped it with an elastic
      bandage. While eating we couldn't help but notice the
      fish. Our plan had been to climb to near Silver Pass
      for the night be we decided to stop just after
      crossing the bridge. The water was quite high and fast. We
      made camp near the trail junction and started out to
      fish. It was not the smooth water we had seen above but
      mostly a cascade as far down as we went. There were a
      few fine holes and we each caught a trout from the
      same hole, Owen on the way down and I on the way back.
      We won't get to Mono Ck. early enough to fish now
      but this will do just fine. Good to taste trout
      again. Since Gary left everything seems a chore; uphill,
      cutting meals down for two, packing, unpacking. It seems
      an eternity since we left Happy Isles but we are
      seeing new country now, new for me since Devils
      Postpile. We are not seeiung as many people now either.
      Felt a small earthquake this evening around 8:45. 7.3
      miles today.
    • tiocampo
      Here is my opinion on the snowpack: At this time, it is pretty much normal or slightly below. The snowpack will dwindle pretty much as usual, unless
      Message 473 of 473 , Feb 24, 2002
        Here is my opinion on the snowpack: <br><br>At
        this time, it is pretty much normal or slightly below.
        The snowpack will dwindle pretty much as usual,
        unless there are some new major storms. <br><br>Whatever
        the JMT veterans would say about "normal year
        conditions" should apply this year. Last year was
        exceptionally dry in the high country. This year will certainly
        have more snowpack, but nothing like 1983 or 1997.
        <br><br>But hey, it might snow some more! Winter ain't over
        yet, but the probabilities are dwindling.<br><br>Here
        is my tip on interpreting the snow water equivalents
        shown for individual sensor sites: <br><br>loose, new
        fallen snow is deeper, say up to 12 inches of snow to 1
        inch of precip<br><br>dense, old snow is less deep,
        say from 3 to 6 inches of snow to 1 inch of precip.
        This is applicable when daytime air temps have been
        above freezing for a while<br><br>Have a great time,
        whatever you decide to do!<br><br>Best Regards,<br><br>FRF
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