July snowkiting in the Sierra?

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July snowkiting in the Sierra?

Postby Cubensis » Sun May 08, 2005 2:46 pm

Anyone know the chances of snowkiting along Highway 431 (north of Incline Village) or Highway 120 in the Tuolumne Meadows (Yosemite NP) in July? Both roadways climbed to over 8,000-9,000 ft. in elevation so i would assumed the snowfield there will likely melt a little later in the year. Thanks for any input.
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Postby KillaHz » Sun May 08, 2005 2:55 pm

Monitor Pass, West of Carson and Sonora pass should both open in the next couple weeks and should have snow for at least a month. Both spots rip!
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Postby elli » Mon May 09, 2005 2:55 am

So who is going? Convoy? :)
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Postby Cubensis » Mon May 09, 2005 9:15 pm

What's up boys thanks for the info. When is Monitor Pass going to open for traffic? Looking at a 7.5 minute topo map of the area i noticed a gradual slope going up Mt. Leviathan NE of the pass, anyone ever try ascending that area? I was wondering what the wind condition will be like up there in early summer on a 7 meter Ozone Razor.
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Postby KillaHz » Tue May 10, 2005 6:23 am

There won't be much snow up there early summer. They don't usually open the pass until there is only about a week of rideable snow left up there...Sonora will have snow for longer.
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Postby Cubensis » Wed May 11, 2005 11:14 pm

What's up Gabe, as you stated, being the highest road pass in the Eastern Sierra, Sonora Pass seems to be the logical choice. It look like there is a sizable meadow just immediately below the pass on its eastern flank (Sardine Meadow) on the south side of Highway 108, is this the area you are referring to?
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Postby KillaHz » Thu May 12, 2005 7:05 am

Cubensis wrote:What's up Gabe, as you stated, being the highest road pass in the Eastern Sierra, Sonora Pass seems to be the logical choice. It look like there is a sizable meadow just immediately below the pass on its eastern flank (Sardine Meadow) on the south side of Highway 108, is this the area you are referring to?


I have friends that hit Virginia lakes on this last storm and said it was really good kiting. That is just pass the sonora pass road and on the way to Mammoth. I don't have any particualr spot in mind for Sonora pass. I just know that it is high and above tree line with plenty of open space. When it opens, I will likely go hit it.
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Postby Guest » Fri May 13, 2005 3:16 am

When you guys hit it post domething so we can share fuel and ride with someone around.
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Postby Cubensis » Sat May 14, 2005 12:54 am

My schedule will only allow me to go around the first week of July (3 days) so snow or no snow i'll be up there with my Ozone Razor, Boom Vector and fishing pole (just in case). So if the snow linger let's get some crowd up there, it'll be fun.
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