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Re: Donohue Pass in 4 Weeks?

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avatar Donohue Pass in 4 Wks? (Donohue Pass video)
May 23, 2014 12:53AM
A friend has asked me to take him backpacking, and I was thinking of a quick, easy trip to Donohue Pass and back. Just wondering how much snow is likely to be there the 3rd week of June.

I went over the pass on the 1rst week of July 5 years ago when hiking the JMT and it was fine. So it seems likely that it will be OK this year with our lighter than average precipiation; but just wanted to throw this out there and see what others think.

JOn



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/2014 07:14AM by sierranomad.
Re: Donohue Pass in 3 Weeks?
May 23, 2014 06:48AM
That's a really popular assumption, resulting in a lot of trip reports that go something like "well, we turned around at..."

Don't bank on all the snow being gone. If you're not comfortable with it go the other direction - visit Waterwheel Falls, California Falls, etc.
avatar Re: Donohue Pass in 4 Weeks?
May 23, 2014 09:28AM
You'll be fine.

Although it may look like this:


Or it may look like this:

What do I know?

Good luck getting permits



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 23, 2014 12:38PM
Thanks, yeah, that's what I figured. There's a really neat basin (cirque whatever, not really sure of the proper name) just shy of the pass that has incredible views down into the canyon.

But from your picture of the pass, I'm sure that you know that already. In fAct, I'd bet that you have a picture of it, too.

Oh, and I really like your second picture...but isn't it backwards?

Jon



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2014 09:27PM by sierranomad.
avatar Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 27, 2014 05:59AM
As is the case in all of Yosemite... there's lots to explore:


Have fun. Hopefully the mosquitoes don't take u alive.
tongue sticking out smiley



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Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 27, 2014 09:00AM
Quote
chick-on
As is the case in all of Yosemite... there's lots to explore:


Have fun. Hopefully the mosquitoes don't take u alive.
tongue sticking out smiley

Lyel Glacier ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2014 09:01AM by The Other Tom.
avatar Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 27, 2014 08:08PM
Quote
The Other Tom
Quote
chick-on
As is the case in all of Yosemite... there's lots to explore:


Have fun. Hopefully the mosquitoes don't take u alive.
tongue sticking out smiley

Lyel Glacier ?

nahhh

looks like the first hanging valley about 2/3 up the north side grade to Donohue where you get your first wet no bridge crossing
JMT crosses the large lake in the center from right to left at the outlet which is at the top end at the center of the photo. From there you can see the line of the trail going to the left

I'd say the photo spot was about HERE



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2014 08:16PM by qumqats.
Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 28, 2014 03:55AM
Yes, after looking more closely, I agree. thanks
avatar Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 28, 2014 06:45AM
Mr Tom. I presume you didn't watch his buddies video.
I wasn't trying to quiz or dupe you. Just trying to show the hanging valley
he was talking about in a different angle of the dangle.
(I wish I had one further east... but don't yet... )

Here's from top of Lyell for you:




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Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 28, 2014 05:31PM
Tanks. Huge difference in elevation.
avatar Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 29, 2014 02:44AM
Chick-on: I swear, you amaze me with your ability to pull up pictures from seemingly any spot mentioned. Not only that you've taken them, but that you have them catalogued well enough to find them.
avatar Re: Donohue Pass in 4 wks? (Donohue Pass Video)
May 27, 2014 08:57PM
DEET is a lifesaver winking smiley
avatar Re: Donohue Pass in 4 Wks? (Donohue Pass video)
May 24, 2014 09:24PM
Here's a video of the area my buddy took.

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FCfAkwkz24U



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/24/2014 09:55PM by sierranomad.
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