The California Department of Water Resources snowpack survey showed the average Sierra mountains are at 19 percent of average for this date. Good time to drive over to Tioga Pass. After the morning chill it should be decent hiking. No precip sighted for many moons. Gosh, Global Warming? Say it isn’t so!
Does this remind you of the splotch on the face of Half Dome from yesterday? This was NOT taken at Yosemite. BASE jumping is not permitted. But since when did rules stop anyone? The valley walls are only 3,000 ft up – not a whole like to air to sail down. Seems most of this “sport” is done in Scandinavia where laws are a lot looser.
I’ll be out for 2 weeks – getting a free cruise to Caribb/Canal by giving talks. Entries may be spotty as Internet is $$$$. If I hear anything about the cables permits I’ll post it.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that is best. Get your kicks on route 66.” – Nat King Cole
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com