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Glacier Point Road Nordic Trail Conditions & Wilderness Operation Update

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avatar Glacier Point Road Nordic Trail Conditions & Wilderness Operation Update
March 19, 2022 10:59AM
The Badger Pass A-frame is currently open and staffed 7 days/week by Wilderness staff to answer questions and issue backcountry Wilderness permits. The final day to access the Glacier Point road Nordic trails is April 3!

Please note that the following snow condition report was written prior to this week's storm. Call (209) 372-0408 for current ski/snow conditions.

Snow conditions: Snow coverage on the Nordic Route system around Badger Pass continues to be good; there are some bare patches of ground to cross but ideal spring conditions persist along most of the routes. Coverage is particularly thin on south facing slopes. All trails have been broken (which means there are tracks already following the markers). Conditions are mostly soft spring snow that makes for easy travel. The Glacier Point Road is groomed all the way to Glacier Point with ski tracks from Badger Pass to the top of the switchbacks above Glacier Point. Some bare patches of pavement can be expected near Clark Range View and in the sections with southern exposure. You will have to walk some stretches of road between the snow. Composting toilets are open for use at Summit Meadow, #21 Bridalveil Creek Ski Trail, Sentinel Dome Parking, and Glacier Point. The Glacier Point cabin remains closed for the season.

Remember to bring cross country skis or snowshoes if you plan to come up to explore the Wilderness around Badger Pass. Nordic ski routes are intended for ski or snowshoe travel only. Please never walk or hike on the ski trails as post hole damage (however shallow) is long lasting and presents real hazards to all other winter recreators.
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