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Re: Merced Lake Memorial Day Weekend

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Merced Lake Memorial Day Weekend
May 12, 2017 06:48PM
I was wondering how the trail to Merced Lake will be over Memorial Day weekend snow wise?
avatar Re: Merced Lake Memorial Day Weekend
May 12, 2017 10:39PM
Looking at the Badger Pass webcam will give a hint as it is at pretty much the same elevation as the lake. You do go up a few hundred feet higher on the way to the lake and there will be a bit less direct sun melting the snow on parts of the trail. A lot can melt in the next two weeks and there will probably be a report from somebody by then. Might be a couple of water crossings.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Merced Lake Memorial Day Weekend
May 13, 2017 07:36AM
I posted a pic from mid April from 9030 looking into Echo Valley:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?17,87813,88518#msg-88518

Not to dissuade you (I thought you were doing Pohono smiling smiley though)

Lost Valley had no snow really (it's burned) (so... it melts quicker)

Echo Valley holds snow longer... It's better if it has more snow actually...
we have gone thru later in year (like mid June big snow year) and
it's a whole lotta fun... since you stuck to trail and all...

No question gettin to Bunnell non issue... but after that sorry I don't know
how much snow Bunnell Avalanche will be still holding...
and beyond there ...

Yeah, sorry not much help ...

So how about a picture

from mid april:


And bunnell from above:


So anyway, in conclusion... go for it...
smiling smiley

A lot of it will be dry ... I'd just expect yummies after Bunnell...

Maybe you can get more info from wilderness office... though I really don't know
I never go back and report... and I see they are issuing permits for Rockslides
So you never know

Have fun

I'm off to the mountains... I miss them



Chick-on is looking at you!
Re: Merced Lake Memorial Day Weekend
May 13, 2017 03:18PM
Thanks!

I'm going to be there for three days so I'm planning multiple hikes, so just trying to get some info.

I think I'll go for it and go as far as I can!
Re: Merced Lake Memorial Day Weekend
May 30, 2017 10:25AM
Made it to Merced Lake on 5/27. There was only one patch of snow right after the double bridges, but it was small and easily passable. There were trees down over the trail in a couple of spots and many areas where the trail was underwater and difficult to get around, over or through, but it was a beautiful hike.
Re: Merced Lake Memorial Day Weekend
May 31, 2017 08:12AM
Thanks for the update on trail conditions!

Very nice when people come back with reports!

Hope u have more fun trips!
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