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November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« on: 11/27/08, 06:55 AM »

A quick snow report from Esmeralda Basin. Jane and I booted it up from the parking lot where there was 4 to 6 inches of snow, to the horse camp about 6000 feet. Snow depth was quite variable, anywhere from not much to near a foot at the camp, more in drifts.

There is a link here to a 140 degree panorama  taken in front of the campsite before the sun came up that gives a better feeling.
http://www.larryscascaderesource.com/VRpans/VRpans_files/panlink.html  If you have not done so recently, it would be a good idea to update the DevalVR viewer to get the best result with the pan.

And here is a pic of Hawkins Mtn.

Larry


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Re: November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« Reply #1 on: 11/27/08, 08:27 AM »

Nice to see you got out Larry- and thanks for the report.
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Re: November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« Reply #2 on: 11/28/08, 10:22 AM »

Awesome panorama Lar.  It sure felt like winter had arrived waking up to 10 degrees outside. Glad I included my down hood.
Sliding down  instead of walking will be a reality soon!

Jane
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Re: November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« Reply #3 on: 11/28/08, 10:50 AM »

A quick snow report from Esmeralda Basin. Jane and I booted it up from the parking lot where there was 4 to 6 inches of snow, to the horse camp about 6000 feet. Snow depth was quite variable, anywhere from not much to near a foot at the camp, more in drifts.

Thanks as always for your informative posts.  Did you take skis and even attempt to ski from the TH, or just recon-ing?  My wife and I had a nice outing last week touring around Windy Pass, driving first to 3600', and I was curious if the road/trail was worth checking out just to ski around in a bit.

Cheers.
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Re: November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« Reply #4 on: 11/29/08, 06:11 AM »

Thanks A-E,

Jane and I didn't take skis; it was just an early winter backpack. If you were willing to carry the skis several miles up the trail, you could find a section to ski on, but lower down there are frequent bare spots. Also, the several small meadows lower down do not have enough snow cover to prevent damage to the vegetation, which is quite spectacular in the spring. (If you want to see Jeffery's Shooting Star, this is a great place in season.)

Larry
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Re: November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« Reply #5 on: 11/29/08, 08:29 AM »

Good to see you still getting out this fall Larry.  Great picture.
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Re: November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« Reply #6 on: 11/29/08, 09:26 AM »

Jane and I didn't take skis; it was just an early winter backpack. If you were willing to carry the skis several miles up the trail, you could find a section to ski on, but lower down there are frequent bare spots. Also, the several small meadows lower down do not have enough snow cover to prevent damage to the vegetation, which is quite spectacular in the spring. (If you want to see Jeffery's Shooting Star, this is a great place in season.)

Thanks Larry, advise taken...glad you mentioned the vegetation coverage.
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Re: November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« Reply #7 on: 11/29/08, 11:00 AM »

great pic!  Got any others?  Nice report.
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Re: November 25-26, 2008, Esmeralda Basin
« Reply #8 on: 11/30/08, 04:40 AM »

great pic!  Got any others?  Nice report.

Thanks Stugie,

Here's a link to a few more pics from this trip:

http://www.larryscascaderesource.com/albums/EsmeraldaBasin/index.html

Larry
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