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Snow is finally melting off....

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Snow is finally melting off....
August 28, 2017 07:38AM
For those of you who are wondering about conditions in the Sierra...

About two months ago we were up by Sonora Pass, and remarked on how wild and wooly the Stanislaus River looked then. Where we usually found deep dark pools, we were seeing solid whitewater. Like this:

Here is the same photo from this last weekend. Seems like a whole lot less water...which is a good thing for those guys fishing.

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avatar Re: Snow is finally melting off....
September 03, 2017 10:31AM
There's still snow higher up (pics and report later), Mule Pass above Twin Lakes had plenty of snow, and (another trip) Don't Be a Smart Pass was, with the exception of one small patch, completely snow-covered on the north side and had snow patches near the top on the south side. There's less terrain at those altitudes, though, so I guess less overall snow volume to fill mainstem rivers.

The flowers and mosquitoes are still out. In September.
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