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snow on Mount Conness/Yosemite high country in May?
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Apr 11, 2013
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Noting that this winter has been especially dry, anyone have a sense of how much snow to expect on Mt Conness. I'm thinking about doing the West Ridge in mid-May, if I can avoid much travel on snow. I've only been in the Sierras in late summer in the past. Has anyone been up there recently or think they have a good sense of what I'd encounter? Pat H
From Berkeley, CA
Joined Jan 27, 2013
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Apr 11, 2013
Here's a link (from a Supertopo thread) to weather and snow info in Tuolumne Meadows:

mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/drom...

So that's 8,600 feet . You can look at other reporting stations for higher elevations ...

I would guess the route itself would be pretty snow free. But I do know for sure that snow tends to hang on at the base of the SW face there , and that approach gulley, below the Harding Route , where you would approach from .
vincent L.
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Joined Jan 1, 2005
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Apr 11, 2013
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The road may not even be open during mid-May live_it
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Apr 12, 2013
Last I read they were shooting for Memorial Day , and even if Tioga is open , Saddleback Rd. will almost definitely be closed , no big deal , it just adds an extra couple (easy) miles to the approach... vincent L.
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Apr 12, 2013
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The pass through Yosemite will most likely not be open, but the road to the gate from the eastside, should be open. live_it
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