Snow levels at a record high this year…

Ever wonder how deep the snow is on the trail to this area?  Big Pine Creek’s (BGP) snow monitoring station is on the trail just before First Lake (where the creek diverts to the south).  Reported depth is 8 feet as of April 24…down from 10 feet just two weeks ago!  You can see the California State monitoring graph and map…photo thanks to G. Stewart.  With that kind of snow accumulation,  little wonder this area was carved by glaciers…and still has the largest southern-most glacier in the USA.  Summer is coming, snow will melt, and again we will trek to this Jewel of the Sierras!

Snow at Glacier Pack Station
Data Plot of BGP Snow Depth
Map showing BPG Snow Depth Monitor

2 Replies to “Snow levels at a record high this year…”

  1. As skiers and riders we live for these big snow days. We pray they come the night before a day off, on a weekend or just after the plane has landed for the start of a ski trip.   So let s hope this year proves to be record breaking.

  2. This is a great article, as the weather up on the mountain is so different than in the Owens Valley – the 6,000 ft difference in elevation is the key!

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