Incredible Conditions at Sequoia National Park: June 2005

Published: October 21st 2006
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2005 was a record season for snow in the Sierra Nevada. Not only did the snow exceed averages by 150%, it fell mostly in the spring after a relatively dry winter. This created exceptional conditions for early season backpacking above 3000 meters, and fortunately Jeff, Brian and I chose the perfect weekend to go! Now here we were in mid-June 2006 going to the same place. I expected it to be pat... Read Full Entry

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Foxtail Pine at SunsetFoxtail Pine at Sunset
Foxtail Pine at Sunset

"Why did John Muir call the Sierra Nevada the Range of Light?"
Upper Monarch Lake (3328 meters) and Sawtooth Peak (3857 meters)Upper Monarch Lake (3328 meters) and Sawtooth Peak (3857 meters)
Upper Monarch Lake (3328 meters) and Sawtooth Peak (3857 meters)

In summer peakbagging 12,343 foot Sawtooth Peak with an overnight backpack at Monarch Lakes is perhaps the finest in the Nation.

26th October 2006

Deja vu...
Over a year later and your pics are still amazing! That foxtail pine with the penitentes and sunset is awesome. Such an epic trip.

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