Sierras - Palisade Basin in Mid-July
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John Brown
(johnbrown2005) - F

Locale: Portland, OR
Sierras - Palisade Basin in Mid-July on 04/07/2013 23:51:28 MDT Print View

Hi folks,
I'm eyeing a trip to Palisade Basin in mid-July. Anyone want to guesstimate what snow would be like this year? Hoping to take the route over Thunderhead Col, rather than Knapsack Pass, but don't want to get into technical snow situation.

Also, don't really know the permit situation well, can one camp where one likes before Bishop Pass, or is it campground/quotas? Looking for a good stopping/acclimating camp for first day, we'll have the afternoon to make headway.

Thanks!

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
Re: Sierras - Palisade Basin in Mid-July on 04/08/2013 00:58:41 MDT Print View

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/snow/PLOT_SWC


super LOW this year again.. last year most snow was completely gone by early-mid june. its looking worse this year.. July should be snow free



not positive but i don't think there are quotas in that area

stephan q
(khumbukat) - F
Sierras - Palisade Basin in Mid-July on 04/08/2013 08:09:36 MDT Print View

Some images from 395 on 4-4-2013whtney Whitney from Lone PineMinaretsMinarets to Banner


Looks like it's gonna be a dry year.

Edited by khumbukat on 04/08/2013 08:15:24 MDT.