Re: Vermillion Valley Resort
- Snow Nymph,<br>Here is a page for the website
from Vermilion Valley Resort where the last sentence
makes reference to returning packages. I'm not clear
whether they mean old resupply boxes can be returned for
a fee or things you want shipped home for a fee.
Here is the Resort's phone # 559 259-4000. Hope this
is helpful. You probably already have this info.
Wish I could be more helpful. Have a great trip. I'm
leaving 8/5. Let's talk when we return. Montaingal 200l
- 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