Warm Weather Next Week
- This has been a heavy snowfall year and a late melt. Mammoth even
had some more snow today, but it looks like the weather is about to
IT REALLY APPEARS NOW THAT THE WINTER PARTY MAY FINALLY BE
OVER.....I AM EXPECTING HIGH 90S IN BISHOP BY NEXT WEEKEND AND A
POSSIBLE 100 BY THE FOLLOWING MONDAY/TUESDAY....THAT MEANS THAT 70S
ARE ON THE WAY FOR MAMMOTH LAKES. SO...."LET THE RUNOFF BEGIN" !!!
Unless it gets really hot or we have some warm rain, I still expect
snow on the passes until early / mid-August. This really isn't a
problem except, as Jeff noted, it slows you down. Obviously the
earlier you go, the more the snow will slow you down - June will be
tough this year.
I think Evolution Creek is probably the most difficult crossing with
heavy runoff (it was at my knees the last time I crossed it). July
hikers might want to cross in the AM if your schedule works.
Best to all!