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Yosemite,
Yes for 12 days in the spring of 2019.....though a much, much, longer trip than most folk do. Launched at the Hwy 12 bridge, floated 99 miles down to lake Powell, paddled a couple miles across Powell and up Willow Cyn arm, then hiked and bushwhacked (ugly bushwhacking BTW) up Willow Creek about 3 miles to our truck that we had parked off Hole-in-the-Rock road. Amazing trip. Since this is a RV forum, folks might be curious what we did with our RV (travel trailer) while on the river. We simply left it at the large dispersion area just south of Hwy 12 on Hole-in-the-Rock road (great spot to base from when exploring the area, BTW). When we go into the backcountry like this (which is as often as we can) I leave a note on the trailer door saying who we are, where we plan to be, when we plan to return, along with my In-Reach number should a LEO (cop) need to reach us. I realize that some folks wouldn't be comfortable advertising that they are gone like this. But it's only stuff and the important things are with me (my wife, my dog and me) and I think it is good for LEO's to know what's up when they drive by a seemingly abandoned RV. Hoping to do it again this spring....though maybe try to get a powerboat lift back to Bullfrog marina (and a longggg road shuttle back to Escalante) rather than hump our butts, camping and boating gear out of that canyon again. Pray for snow throughout the west.

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Yosemite,
Yes for 12 days in the spring of 2019.....though a much, much, longer trip than most folk do. Launched at the Hwy 12 bridge, floated 99 miles down to lake Powell, paddled a couple miles across Powell and up Willow Cyn arm, then hiked and bushwhacked (ugly bushwhacking BTW) up Willow Creek about 3 miles to our truck that we had parked off Hole-in-the-Rock road. Amazing trip. Since this is a RV forum, folks might be curious what we did with our RV (travel trailer) while on the river. We simply left it at the large dispersion area just south of Hwy 12 on Hole-in-the-Rock road (great spot to base from when exploring the area, BTW). When we go into the backcountry like this (which is as often as we can) I leave a note on the trailer door saying who we are, where we plan to be, when we plan to return, along with my In-Reach number should a LEO (cop) need to reach us. I realize that some folks wouldn't be comfortable advertising that they are gone like this. But it's only stuff and the important things are with me (my wife, my dog and me) and I think it is good for LEO's to know what's up when they drive by a seemingly abandoned RV. Hoping to do it again this spring....though maybe try to get a powerboat lift back to Bullfrog marina (and a longggg road shuttle back to Escalante) rather than hump our butts, camping and boating gear out of that canyon again. Pray for snow throughout the west.


Wow, nice adventure. Thanks for sharing!

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I remember living in South Lake Tahoe in the winter of 1983, we got 65” in a 24 hour period and had about 168” in a three day period, we were climbing out second story windows that year. We ended up with over 44 feet of snow that year.

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Wel, the water was looking a little low at Hoover Dam this year. Maybe this will help.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party

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Reisender wrote:

Well, that’s gotta be good for some of the lake and water reservoirs.


Yep.

Snow pack as of a few days ago was way below normal. The water level behind the Oroville Dam is pretty low as seen in this video.


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Good or bad news.

Atmospheric river dumped 14 inches of rainfall in California last night.

I-80 from Sacramento to Nevada closed and so is 395 to Bishop.

Yose-might is closed but those who are trapped inside sent out lovely pictures (that's in my Yosemite forum).

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I love Juan's videos! If that man had been a teacher when I was in school, I would have been much smarterer.
As for the snow dump over Donner/Truckee, this is kind of like the good 'ol days-long ago. Interestingly, this spring will bring lots of "for sale" signs out due to second home owners leaving the area.
The last year we lived there, we had 8 feet of pack in our yard at the end of April and 16 feet still at the base of the resort I patrolled at. Good times!!
As for North Idaho--51 degrees here today. Shorts & sandals weather.

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S Davis wrote:

I remember living in South Lake Tahoe in the winter of 1983, we got 65” in a 24 hour period and had about 168” in a three day period, we were climbing out second story windows that year. We ended up with over 44 feet of snow that year.


Reminds me of a ski trip my brother took to Mammoth on a Presidents Day 3 day ski trip about the same time. Bus arrived in Mammoth about 2:00 AM in a heavy snow. He went to condo and by morning there was 2’ of snow on the ground. Stayed in the condo hoping it would subside. He spent 3 days in the condo as the snow continued to accumulate. By the third day, the snow was higher than the sliding glass door!

Got back on the bus and headed home. Great ski trip [emoticon]


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Blazing Zippers wrote:

I love Juan's videos! If that man had been a teacher when I was in school, I would have been much smarterer.
As for the snow dump over Donner/Truckee, this is kind of like the good 'ol days-long ago. Interestingly, this spring will bring lots of "for sale" signs out due to second home owners leaving the area.
The last year we lived there, we had 8 feet of pack in our yard at the end of April and 16 feet still at the base of the resort I patrolled at. Good times!!
As for North Idaho--51 degrees here today. Shorts & sandals weather.


I was in Lake Tahoe area and looked at the real estate listing one particularly in the high mountains.

The real. estate agent I talked to asked me if it will be my vacation home. I answered it will be my main residence as we are retiring. He looked at me funny and it says everything.

I'm seeing that now as we eventually bought somewhere with less snow but still go there to marvel at 10-feet of accumulated snow on both sides of the pathway to some houses.

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