Tahoe Rim Trail Jan 9-13
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Shawn Forry
(porkpie73) - F

Locale: High Sierra
Tahoe Rim Trail Jan 9-13 on 01/22/2012 19:33:06 MST Print View

Trip report for recent hike along the Tahoe Rim trip this month. Should be skiing right now, but what can you do?

http://www.shawnforry.com/Margin_Walker...A_Hikers_Chronicles/Blog/Entries/2012/1/18_High_and_dry_in_the_sierra_nevada.html

Pepper

Ben W
(bpwood)

Locale: NW Center for Volcano-Aided Flight
wow on 01/22/2012 22:41:45 MST Print View

Kudos on making the most of the odd weather and thanks for the enjoyable report. Weather windows that allow unconventional "out-of-season" trips like this are fascinating. I'd heard about the exceedingly low Sierra snowpack, but this really makes it concrete. I walked through more snow than that when I did the trail at the end of October 2010!

Shawn Forry
(porkpie73) - F

Locale: High Sierra
Sierra Snow on 01/23/2012 01:41:25 MST Print View

I agree Bob. They are saying this could be the driest winter on record. I just heard that this is the latest Tioga Pass has been opened since 1933. I think things will get really scary in the spring with the lack of water. Get ready for a serious fire season ahead!

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: Sierra snow on 01/23/2012 12:16:23 MST Print View

Quite astonishing to see those areas dry in January.

Nice trip, and nice report. Big miles too.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
TRT in jan. on 01/30/2012 12:07:55 MST Print View

Great trip report. It's crazy that you could do the TRT in mid-January (without snowshoes). And those are some big miles with short days!

I was up at Squaw Valley at 8,000' on New Years Day, hiking around in shorts and a t-shirt, with no snow. It felt like May.

We need more snow!