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Trinity Alps 5/27/2021

Posted: June 5th, 2021, 1:44 pm
by retired jerry
I just got back from Trinity Alps in Northern California

Basically, I did ... _Lake_Hike

Perfect time to go there. The snow is pretty much all melted off any trail you'd want to walk on. It got up to 85F or so - pretty warm.

The only snow on the Granite Lake Pass was right at the top. I walked around it to the right.
There was still a lot of snow at Deer Lake and pass above that. I talked to some people that went over it but I was too lazy this time.
Going up from Deer Creek to Black Basin was the only time I had any snow to walk over, but it was easy spring snow.

Going over Mumford Pass there was a snow bank, but the trail went around it on the right
Going back home there were already a couple forest fires but the smoke wasn't where I was. This could be a bad season. Hopefully no late summer windstorms this year.

Re: Trinity Alps 5/27/2021

Posted: June 5th, 2021, 2:28 pm
by bobcat
Early season alpine! Sounds like a great trip. Also early season wildfires in California. Yikes!

Re: Trinity Alps 5/27/2021

Posted: June 5th, 2021, 8:46 pm
by keithcomess
85 degrees at altitude in early June does not bode well for the snow pack.

Re: Trinity Alps 5/27/2021

Posted: June 6th, 2021, 5:26 am
by retired jerry

that snow at Deer Lake won't be around much longer

this is a perfect time to go visit, before it gets too hot, and before the snow melts off in the mountains here

and sometimes the weather is better there. I didn't set up my tent once but it was raining in Portland. A little.