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Tuolumne Meadows one huge lake?
June 20, 2010 12:51PM
I hear Tuolumne Meadows is one huge lake. I assume that means with mosquitoes abundant, seeking blood. Has the snow really melted yet?
So instead of crunch crunch, it is squish squish?



Thanks!
Re: Tuolumne Meadows one huge lake?
June 20, 2010 02:06PM
Was up yesterday and the meadows looked about normal. The water has gone down since a week ago when I was last up there and it indeed was Tuolumne Lake.
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June 20, 2010 02:06PM
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cooperhawk
I hear Tuolumne Meadows is one huge lake. I assume that means with mosquitoes abundant, seeking blood. Has the snow really melted yet?
So instead of crunch crunch, it is squish squish?

Thanks!


See Chick-on's photos from last weekend:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,26056,26118#msg-26118
Re: Tuolumne Meadows one huge lake?
June 20, 2010 02:08PM
Suspect overnight temperatures are stll killing some mosquitoes moving up canyon from lower elevations. Air sumping from higher elevation where nightime convection cooling off the large snowfields added to radiation cooling during clear calm nights is likely causing significant pooling in the meadows thus keeping numbers in check. But that will soon change as ground temps rise.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows one huge lake?
June 20, 2010 03:02PM
Many thanks for the information!
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June 20, 2010 03:45PM
This morning:

Re: Tuolumne Meadows one huge lake?
June 20, 2010 04:45PM
Certainly looks lake-ish to me. Thnks.
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June 20, 2010 05:18PM
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cooperhawk
Certainly looks lake-ish to me. Thnks.

Lakish with scattered marsh towards July.
Re: Tuolumne Meadows one huge lake?
June 20, 2010 05:49PM
Thanks eeek.
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June 20, 2010 06:56PM
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eeek
Lakish with scattered marsh towards July.


Raft Tuolumne Meadows.
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June 26, 2010 03:27PM
Any update on the meadow, is it still lakelike? We are planning on visiting on the 5th should we bring a raft? smiling smiley
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June 27, 2010 01:36PM
As of yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, the river was pretty much confined to its banks as it traversed Tuolumne Meadows. There were a couple spots where it was "extrawide" as it spilled out into adjacent low areas, but the meadows are basically unswamped.
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