Hi California Ice Climbers!!!
Welcome to the ever changing saga of ice melt and growth….Finally we have some good conditions for the ice to thicken and form with exciting new drips all over the place. We have our first Video ice report for the season with special footage filmed by SMG Guest Joost Daniels from our Ice 101 this weekend.
Lee Vining Canyon
Our in depth video report from today….Check it out!!!
- Snow amounts
- Avalanche observations
- Climbing Conditions
The volume of water at horsetail falls has significantly decreased and the amount of ice has increased around this area – lets keep our eye on what the next several cold nights do to this venue
Roadside Ice –
After a week of shrinking down to nothing (see our last report for comparison photos) we are finally starting to grow some significant ice. It was amazing to see how much can grow in 1 really cold night with some good moisture present.
Other Ice Areas
I observed several flows of water ice in the area that are extremely rare…there was a flow on crystal crag that we observed yesterday while ski touring and a few areas on the north end of the June Lake loop in the vicinity of the Silver Lake Resort as well as near the Canyon just south of Grant Lake. These ephemeral drips may have just the perfect conditions for a fun adventure for those willing to hunt around.