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Telescope Peak in Mid April

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:48 pm
by DVLion
How snowy is it up there around mid April normally? Can hikers get by without special gear? Will be hiking from Mahogany Flats or maybe Kilns. I'm not used to estimating based off current snowfall so I can't really tell by looking at current levels.

Also, any word on the road between Emigrant Pass camp ground and Thorndike? I was there in December and that road was closed temporarily due to washout.

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:15 pm
by JesPortland
Okay last year, a dry year, we were up at Mahogany Flats and met a couple guys coming back down from hiking up to Telescope Peak. This was the last week in March, 2013. There was no snow at the flats, some up on the peak. Others here will know more. Might just have to keep checking the morning report.

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:27 am
by Gowergulch42
They got snow last week, closed after Thorndike. Plenty of snow!

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:46 am
by alluvialfan
Here's a pic I took on 2014/Jan/28 (at Gower Gulch area). Good snow on Telescope Peak. And Gowergulch just said they got more.

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Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:48 pm
by DVLion
Well, that's not good. We'd probably be there mid April. Is this a late snow or about normal?