Re: Red Peak Pass
- I crtainly did enjoy the view from the pass.
Those upper lakes were striking. Also the view of the
west side of the Minerets was a bonus. Also the far
reaching view into northeast Yosemite was all I had hoped
for. I had eyed the Clark Range for several years,
especially since doing JMT in '82, so the trip there was a
wish fulfilled. We camped at the trail junction on
Triple Divide Fork. That walk along the meadow and
stream the next morning is on I remember fondly. Then
recrossing the branches we had crossed above was a sublime
- 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