Too late in the season?
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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Too late in the season? on 09/17/2010 07:05:47 MDT Print View

Is the end of October too late in the season for a South Lake- Dusy Basin- Evolution Basin- Darwin bench- North Lake trip?

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Re: Too late in the season? on 09/17/2010 09:32:45 MDT Print View

> Is the end of October too late in the season for a South Lake- Dusy Basin- Evolution Basin- Darwin bench- North Lake trip?

Yes, too cold to swim!

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Too late in the season? on 09/17/2010 10:07:07 MDT Print View

Impossible to say from year to year. The season's first big, cold, pass-choking storm is the key. Often this storm doesn't hit until November, sometimes December, so in those years, the high country remains accessible pretty late. What will 2010 bring? Short days are also a consideration, with fewer hiking hours.

My personal record for a late high-country trip was the weekend before Thanksgiving. There'd been some snow but we slept on dry ground, which was pretty amazing.

Cheers,

Rick