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Curt Palm
20-Sep-2007, 09:56
check out the webcams, it is snowing in Yosemite and it is still summer

http://yosemite.org/vryos/index.htm

John Kasaian
20-Sep-2007, 10:04
Weather in the mountains is as unpredictable as a baby's bottom, I've been told ;)

SamReeves
20-Sep-2007, 14:18
Yup, it can snow any day of the year in the Sierra Nevada. They said 6500 feet would be the snow level on Saturday at Donner Pass. :D

Bruce Watson
20-Sep-2007, 14:34
check out the webcams, it is snowing in Yosemite and it is still summer

http://yosemite.org/vryos/index.htm

Impressive isn't it? Nice to have reminders of the unpredictability of the weather.

Dave Parker
20-Sep-2007, 16:35
Had a bit of snow here at the house today, it may be summer, but it is normal in the Mountain Country.

Dave

Pat Kearns
20-Sep-2007, 20:50
The photos looked nice this morning when I checked them. I'm supposed to be flying out there on Saturday morning from Mobile. The key word is "supposed", there is a tropical storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to move inland over Mobile, Saturday. I'm hoping my flight gets out before any cancellations. Bummer.:mad:

Vaughn
21-Sep-2007, 14:12
Snow in the high country in the summer is not that unusual...associated with thunder storms.

I had a string of mules in the coastal mountains of Northern California (the Yolla Bolly Mountains) maintaining some trails many years back. We were at 6300'. A thunderstorm developed right above us and soon it was a near white-out situation with lightning hitting around us -- no time difference between flash of brightness and the thunder. When the storm finally was over and the clouds lifted, there was a couple inches of snow down to 6000'. The line between snow/no snow was pretty amazing.

This was on a July 17th.

It was quite an experience..I loved it...the mules did not.

Vaughn

Renato Tonelli
30-Sep-2007, 16:29
I want to be in Montana.

Dave Parker
30-Sep-2007, 19:20
I want to be in Montana.

Renato,

This is what Montana was like today!

LOL

http://www.outdoorsphotohost.com/fall5.jpg

Turner Reich
30-Sep-2007, 19:58
Hi Dave it looks beautiful there, how are things going for you? I had a similar event with my 29 year old nephew four weeks ago. We are still recovering, he was a decent young man who worked his way though college and got a degree and appeared very happy to the family. He took his life one evening with a gun we didn't now he had purchased. I give you my empathy now instead of mere sympathy.

Snow in Yosemite muct be really something to see. I was thinking of taking the train there just for the new adventure of it. It's only $159.00 including the bus over from the train depot. Anyone take the train there, not including Ansel Adams?

I always thought it would be fun for a bunch of photographers to get on the train at different stations from BC to LA and go to a park as a group and photograph. I went to Santa Barbara a few years ago on the Coast Light Express and it was fun. The station there is fairly new and is in downtown and close to the beach and lot of motels.

Dave Parker
30-Sep-2007, 20:08
Turner,

I am so sorry to hear that, I do hope time will bring comfort.

We and I are doing better, every day is a bit better, but I still have moments that overtake me.

We are now planning a big family get together for next summer with friends of mine from another chat page, so we as a family can tell everybody in person thanks for what has been done, and the well wishes that have been given.

Again, I am sorry, I understand what you are going through, please feel free to give me a holler if you need someone to talk to.

I would love to take the train cross country with fellow photographers and see what all of us could document and the different perspectives we would have.

Dave

John Kasaian
30-Sep-2007, 21:12
I just returned from Yosemite Valley and no snow (not much water either) The ferns are brown and the horse chestnuts have dropped thier leaves but there are no other autumn colors yet that I saw. There is a lot of wildlife in the valley right now---we saw about eight deer (4 freeloaders at Yosemite Village) and two bears on the trail to Mirror Lake (or at least where Mirror Lake was the last time we saw it)

Richard Raymond
1-Oct-2007, 11:53
September 22nd about 3 in the afternoon. Shot from glacier point. Been sunny and warm ever since. Snow gone by late Monday.
Ric

Richard Raymond
12-Oct-2007, 13:51
Heading back this weekend. Snow is supposed to be 2 to 4 inches down to about 7,000 ft (2,000 meters). Any suggestions for places to photograph in the snow?

KenM
12-Oct-2007, 20:38
I'm going to be in Yosemite in just under two weeks - I can hardly wait. We're praying for snow :-)

John Kasaian
13-Oct-2007, 06:49
Tioga Pass has snow according to the web cam!