Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Some Sierra Lakes Are Still Frozen

   Last week my mom and dad took my teenage son up to Salmon Lake for the week ... We have been going up in June or July for 40 years and it has been a very long time since the snow and the ice have hung around this long ...  When my parents arrived at Salmon Lake it was still half frozen and the barge that usually comes to take your stuff across the lake to your cabin  was not even operating ... Luckily they brought their own boat and managed to get across through an open channel of thawed ice ...The snow was areal treat for my brothers new black lab puppy Shelby ... She loved it !
The trail to Deer Lake was under six feet of snow and the lake was I am sure completely frozen ... Here is a shot of the Trail conditions this Summer  in late June in the mountains of the Gold Lakes Basin ...
  Fishing was pretty good at the cabin and they caught many native Brook Trout for the fish fry ...
Here is a link to a previous story on Salmon Lake that shows the contrast in weather conditions from last year to this one ...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Listen to Algore. That's why we say "climate change" now. Not, Global warming.

lp

Anna, The Lemon Lady said...

You are a great blogger Smokey! Looks like you've got the entire family involved in sharing photos. That is really cool. I just can't believe there is so much snow almost in July. Amazing!