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Condition Report: Snow in the Sierra!

As I drove back from Sin City, I got a great view of the new snow (reported to be up to 20 inches!) in the Palisades.  Here the snow line was at around 10,000 feet, but a little further north between Mammoth and June there were several inches on the ground - call it 3-4 inches settled.

Up in Lake Tahoe, low clouds and constant drizzle prevented me from getting a view of the surrounding peaks.




Bad News:  this fresh snow has effectively shut down any more alpine climbing for the fall.

Good News:  Below 10,000 feet, it rained, saturating the ground.  This means the water will slowly seep down for the next several months.  Lee Vining and June Lake could potentially have one of the best seasons in recent history because of this storm!