I’ve had the good fortune to backpack in the Sierra every years since 1999 (high snow year). That was an interesting experience.. ha ha. I did not go in 2020 due to covid so I backpacked the Smokies that year.
I’m planning the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2023 and I’m hoping to go earlier enough to be able to do some snow travel. Every year when I’ve planned hikes to the Sierra there is a ton of chatter about too much snow, no snow, rain, fire etc etc. Honesty, I don’t stress at all about it. It’s too speculative and will remain speculative for months… I just plan knowing I might have to call an audible along the way… but thats just me. I enjoy the unknown 🙂