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avatar Feb Snow Water Content
February 17, 2009 09:17AM
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February 17, 2009 09:26AM
It's still way belong average.

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February 17, 2009 09:41AM
Rick,

At this point of the year is it too early to predict much lower river flows for the summer? I realize the high country still has several months of snow weather remaining but one would think we are well into a diminished snowpack season.

Jim
avatar Re: Feb Snow Water Content
February 17, 2009 09:45AM
It's only middle of Feb... unless you have a crystal ball...

(If you have one can I borrow it?)
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February 17, 2009 07:04PM
Dale,

The closest thing I have to a crystal ball is a large old boat compass and since I never take it anywhere it always says the same thing.

Actually, I don't care that much about water flow in July other than how it may affect the mosquito population. I need to hear predictions of low mosquito presence this summer. It does not have to be true. I just need to hear it.

Somebody, please lie to me!

Jim
avatar Re: Feb Snow Water Content
February 17, 2009 07:22PM
Jim, There will be no mosquito problem (as long as I am somewhere in the park) because they will all being chomping on ME.

B

PS I have an old boat compass that floats in oil and is encased in brass (called a binicle, I think) maybe I should take a closer look at it



Post Edited (02-17-09 19:25)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
Re: Feb Snow Water Content
February 17, 2009 08:49PM
OK, how about this:

"Due to this year's variation of rainfall amounts, there will be a reduced mosquito population in selected areas, in comparison to most other years, provided the years chosen for comparison are within set limits of mosquito population count. Other areas may have near-normal or even slightly higher counts than such chosen years, but since those affected areas may or may not even be considered as accessible, the impact of any mosquito populaton in those areas is considered insignificant."

...Straight from the Acme Crystal Ball.
8^)





Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Feb Snow Water Content
February 17, 2009 08:50PM
Jim,
I checked my magic eight ball and it said:
- Ask again later
- Better not tell you now
- Cannot predict now
- Concentrate and ask again
- Reply hazy, try again

Seriously if it is early July you are guaranteed to have mosquitos.

Here's something I wrote on some other board when someone
asked about mosquitos:

-DEET is your friend.... Guaranteed to work. Other stuff is suspect..
-Deep Woods Off... that sort of thing... personally I would say don't
worry too much about the "ill" effects... unless you plan on using it for
weeks on end...
-Long Sleeves, Long Pants
-Camp or stop for breaks IN the wind... it will help keep them at bay
-Headnet. If you wear a baseball cap you can just have it on the rim
and when hiking it won't feel restricting... when you stop you can pop
it down to keep them off... with DEET they won't bite but will still drive
you nuts
-Keep hiking... typically the amount will very greatly by elevation...

Jim, when are you coming again?
avatar Re: Feb Snow Water Content
February 18, 2009 07:14AM
Dale,

I will be on the trails from 7/11 through 7/21. Lowest point will be Glen Aulin; highest will be Vogelsang Pass.

Day trip to Sunrise Lakes.
3-day, 2 nighter to Young Lakes, Glen Aulin, May Lake.
4-day, 3-nighter to Cathedral, Merced, Vogelsang, Rafferty Creek.
Day trip to Ten Lakes Pass.
If I don't have any gas left for the Ten Lakes 2,100' climb I may substitute
Porcupine Creek to North Dome/Indian Rock.
Departure date day trip to Lembert Dome (short route).

Hope to still be ambulatory by first day back at work.

Jim

avatar Re: Feb Snow Water Content
February 17, 2009 08:51PM
Just saw Gary's post... I like his better...
Re: Feb Snow Water Content
February 17, 2009 09:52PM
I've noticed that when you stop for a break is when they usually attack, so it helps if you keep walking briskly in circles when you stop for a break.

Well, I guess it helps with the mosquitoes anyway...8^)



Post Edited (02-17-09 22:31)



Gary
Yosemite Photo Galleries: http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/yo
avatar Re: Feb Snow Water Content
February 18, 2009 01:08PM
They're now reporting the state to be up to 74% of average for the date. That's a lot better than the 61% we had before the storm.

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