The road was completely bare in some areas and other areas had varying snow depths up to about 2 1/2 feet." Tree, partially removed by NPS maintenance crews, on the road just west of Faculty Flat.
I was able to drive up to approximately 1/4 mile west of the Atwell Mill ranger residence.
From there I took the snowmobile out to the end of the road.
The following photos were taken by NPS Ranger Chris Waldschmidt on Tuesday, April 10, 2012He says, "I did a patrol up to Mineral King yesterday.
The temperatures were warm and the snow is melting quickly.
Snowmobile travel is tricky....bumps and dips and buried down trees, exposed branches.
Other news: A large avalanche came down.....probably during or after the big storms....the Timber Gap area and crossed the MK road.
All Mannsville and Wilson Pre-K through 5th grade attended 3 lessons on egg parts, life cycle, feathers, nests, etc.
1,000 marshmallow peeps "hatched" during lunch on hatching days.
There are numerous sloughs and rockslides between the lowergate and snowline.