Deep Snow at Big Virginia Lake

Big Virginia Lake

In mid-May, 2017, after a winter with more than twice the normal precipitation in the central Sierra Nevada, Big Virginia Lake was still covered with ice and snow.

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Several summer homes near the north side of the lake were still buried deep in snow— except for a bit of the roof at one end, and a chimney at the other.

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I look forward to hiking up Virginia Creek later this year, but Trumbull Lake Campground won’t be open until August!


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About Tim Messick

Photographer, cartographer, and botanist/naturalist. Home is in Davis, California. Home-away-from-home is the eastern Sierra Nevada. Compiling a flora of the Bodie Hills.
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