Re: Memories Day 19
- Hi, Guy!<br>Appreciate your memories. Next, I
have to check out your web site.<br>Just got home.
Left Onion Valley this morning. My friends from NY are
now on their way over to the Big Trees.<br>Larry and
Oreo send you their love! We head out again over Piute
Pass on the 23ed.<br>As long as we don't get anymore
snow this summer, I'll be HAPPY!<br>It was great to
meet you last week. Hope the pictures you got of the
llamas turn out.<br>Mel
- 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