Snow melt in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Snow is melting quickly in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Upper Yosemite Fall, Yosemite National ParkIf you haven't been to Yosemite National Park for a while--or even if you have--you'd be amazed at the water level in the valley and in the high country. Record snowfall this past winter, and current exceedingly hot temperatures, have resulted in more water run-off than I've ever seen. Hiking through snow, in Yosemite National Parkunnamed rivulet near Highway 120, June 2011Highway 120 just opened through the high sierras this past week, and today the cables on Half Dome went up. The snow is melting quickly, however, sending torrents of water cascading down the cliff faces.

We enjoyed 2 hot, exhilarating days hiking, surrounded by exquisite beauty, before returning to the cooler temperatures of San Mateo County.

Great to get away, and great to return, refreshed and raring to go!

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 19 commentsLottie Kendall • June 22 2011 08:55PM

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I was hiking in Yosemite a few years ago.  Its a beautiful part of the country.  Glad you got to spend a few days enjoying the scenery.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Lottie-Sounds like a lot of fun. It is hard to believe that there is still snow in some places. It would melt fast with the 90+ degree heat we have around here. Hope you are doing well.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 7 years ago

Hi Cindy -- hope you had a great time hiking and enjoying Yosemite. It's a grand place, for sure.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago

Hi Sharon -- we had a ton of snow in the mountains this year; a couple of feet fell as late as Memorial Day weekend. Now, finally, the snowplows were able to open Highway 120 across the Sierras last week. Many trails in the High Country won't hikable at all this summer, with passess buried under many feet of snow. The high temperatures (90 - 95 degrees in Yosemite Valley; 85 more or less in the high country) these last days results in rapid melt and extremely full waterfalls. Hope you get a chance to visit and see for yourself some time.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago

Ohhhhhh  I miss Yosemite!  Used to go there when I lived in Northern Cal.  Lucky you!

Posted by Nevin Williams, Raleigh Mortgage Pro (Fairway Independent Mortgage) over 7 years ago

What a great time to be visiting Yosemite Lottie. With our heat wave I was just thinking yesterday that the rivers must be rising fast.

Posted by Doug Anderson, Bay Area Real Estate Views (Tucker Associates Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago

Yosemite is always beautiful, but so much more stunning with the melting snow, I lived in Bass Lake for about 4 months and used to visit Yosemite often

Posted by Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo (Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker) over 7 years ago

Nevin, Yosemite is truly a treat. You'd think I'd manage to get up there at least yearly, but I hadn't been for 2 years. Hurry back!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago

Doug, the heat was fierce in the Valley, but less so up 120-way. By the time we returned to San Mateo County this afternoon, the welcome fog bank was forming; now, at 9:00 PM, it's a perfect evening. Tomorrow should bring you some relief, too.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago

So Brian, tell me about Bass Lake? Is that on Highway 41? Must have been interesting living there. What are some of your favorite Yosemite spots?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago

Yosemite is fabulous.  I haven't been in many years, but this is a very enticing motivation.

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 7 years ago
Bass Lake is awesome! It is located off highway 41 which is on the way to Yosemite, now keep in mind this was almost 20 years ago. My friend's family had an amazing lake front house, we had a boat and jet skis. Moved up there for a summer while I was on break from college. Prior to getting married to my wonderful wife and having 2 great sons, Probably 4 of the most memorable months of my life. I'm not much of a hiker so most of my memories include floating in a tube enjoying the scenery with a cold beverage!
Posted by Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo (Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker) over 7 years ago

So cool that you got to enjoy those two days and all the beauty of nature.  Good to see you back Lottie.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 7 years ago

Good morning, Lottie....looks like a great place to see the true beauty of nature.....thanks for the photos ....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 7 years ago

Jane, we're both lucky--Yosemite isn't too many hours away for either of us.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago

I can tell you have some great memories of Yosemite, Brian. The Merced River isn't lazily flowing this week, though!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago

Roger, I'm working waaaaay too many hours. These enforced days off are good for me. I miss you all here on Active Rain, though--am determined to get back on a regular basis again soon.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago

Good morning, Barbara! We had a wonderful get-away; now I'm ready to resume my workaholic schedule -- bringing 3 listings to market in the next 3 weeks for starters. Do you ever take a vacation??

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) over 7 years ago
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