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Grouse Lake from Ostrander Trailhead
April 05, 2015 08:00AM
Hiked in from the Ostrander Lake Trailhead, since Glacier Point Road is now open. Only tiny patches of snow visible all the way to Grouse Lake, where we camped. Not a single mosquito--but it was cold! Water frozen in our bottles overnight. We decided we'd rather sleep in a warm cabin than a snowbank near Buena Vista Lake...so headed back out the next day.

Here's a shot of Chilnualna Creek, to give you an idea of the flow:

As some of the first people on the trail, we saw a lot of downed trees, but nothing that kept us from staying the course.

Now let's hope that this next week brings us tons of rain and snow...

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Re: Grouse Lake from Ostrander Trailhead
April 08, 2015 07:05PM
Sorry, was gone when u posted... Catching up when I can ..

Thanks for the report on conditions and all! The snow we got helped some... But not nearly enough... Sigh...
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