Sierra Nevada Snowpack — 2017

Look at these incredible numbers.  And, isn’t even the end of January yet!!

It’s going to be a great year for backpacking the Sierra.  In fact, at this rate, we may not be able to get into the back country until late July.   In 2011, the Pacific Crest Trail through hikers had a tough time making it through the southern Sierra in time to finish the entire PCT.

Source: California Department of Water Resources

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Snow on!