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Tuolomne/High Sierras - weather and partners

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ChristinaM · · Squamish, bc · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 5

Hi, I was in the High Sierras for much of the month of August but came back to Squamish to catch up with some friends... I'm considering heading back.

Quick question - is the weather still good in the High Sierras (Evolution Basin, Whitney areas) and in Tuolomne? How cold is it at nights (below freezing?)

Also if anyone is looking for partners on super moderate alpine routes or scrambles get in touch :)

grabski · · N California · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 105

Yeah it's still fine for sure. September holds plenty of great climbing weather. Obviously it continues to get colder and the days get shorter the longer you wait. But even through October I've climbed up there without cold weather or snow/ice gear.

Exact temperature obviously fluctuates greatly depending on weather and immediate geography. But in general, right now it will drop below freezing at high altitudes (12k or so). Below overnight lows will likely be 30s and 40s.

ChristinaM · · Squamish, bc · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 5

thanks! :)

WendyV · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 0

Christina, if you come back, let's meet up! Wendy 505-six-nine-zero-1538

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