Vista Ridge to Dollar Puddle

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Vista Ridge to Dollar Puddle

Post by drm » July 14th, 2017, 6:27 pm

The peak avalanche lilies have past but there still were some. A lot of snow banks, but not enough to get us off trail on the Timberline for the short distance we were on it. Mosquitoes and flies were out but more interested in my hiking partners than me. They were spraying liberally while the occasional swat was adequate for me.

PS - We talked to a couple who went over the high point via Gnarl Ridge, said there was 60-70% coverage.

Through the Dollar Lake burn (Dollar Lake didn't burn)
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a few fields like these, but no more oceans of lilies
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snow banks on Vista Ridge
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no snow right at Timberline Trail jcn
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also some snowbanks along the TT but none at the unsigned cairn for the turn to Dollar Lake above the TT
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The Puddle and the Mountain
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The Spur and The Mountain
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Re: Vista Ridge to Dollar Puddle

Post by retired jerry » July 14th, 2017, 7:25 pm

Nice report. The Timberline trail right there at the Dollar Lake junction is one of the worst places for snow, and that doesn't look too bad. The snow has been melting off fast.

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Re: Vista Ridge to Dollar Puddle

Post by adamschneider » July 14th, 2017, 7:46 pm

drm wrote:The Puddle and the Mountain
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And here's what it looked like last Saturday:
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Re: Vista Ridge to Dollar Puddle

Post by Word Nerd » July 15th, 2017, 9:32 am

Thanks for all the pictures and information! The news of quickly receding snow is music to my ears!

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