Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Did Somebody Say Snow in the Sierras?

Not sure if these conditions are typical for this time of year in the High Sierras, but I was just forwarded these pictures from the Western States course, and I have to say, that looks like a lot of snow. I knew there was a reason I chose to participate in the Twin Mountain Trudge again this year!

All photos: JMJScott.

A buried outhouse, so we're talking a good eight feet of snow in this shot at the Robinson Flat trailhead, which sits at approx 7,000' & 30 miles into the course. High point on the course is ~8,500', so it would appear that significant snow is almost guaranteed through much of the early going this year. Current snow depth in Squaw Valley is a reported 6.5 feet. This is good news for Colorado boys and girls who've been trudging through crap like this all winter.

A shot from the trail to Dusty Corners.
Robinson Flat again.

Good luck using the facilities!

Of course, there will be significant melt through the next four and a half weeks, but it certainly looks like we'll be in for a good amount of trudge action.


  1. Nick. I'll be missing the Dance because of my nagging knee injury but can't help but think you're set up for a great run. Can't wait to see how it all plays out. Cheers.

  2. Hank - I saw your last post and could sense the frustration. I hope the rest is helping and I'm hoping you'll be back on your feet, minus the knee pain, for good in a few weeks. Stay positive.

  3. +1 Clark

    Bring a "W" back for the home boys.

  4. Looks like "microspikes" might not get it done ;)