2014 Snow Level Thread

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2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by arundodonax » October 11th, 2013, 10:03 pm

It's that time of year!

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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by weathercrazy » October 12th, 2013, 7:38 am

Battle Ground, elevation 300'

0" new
0" base

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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by nautachris » October 15th, 2013, 10:09 am

Goat Rocks/White Pass/Chinook Pass area is all snowed in (as of Sunday 10-13) starting around 4,800 ft. or so. White Pass, at 4,500' was clear, but the snow level was just above it. It looked like Chinook Pass had a good foot or more. Coldwater Peak @ Mt. St. Helens had minor patches on east-facing slopes at around 5,400'. It looked like Mt. Margaret had a bit of a dusting as well.

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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by Guy » October 15th, 2013, 10:34 am

Vista Ridge / Barrett Spur 2013/10/13

Vista Ridge trail snow covered at about 5400'
Vista Ridge - Timberline Trail junction about 12" consolidated snow
Barrett Spur 7300' 12-18" hard snow some drifting plus bare patches of windswept rock.
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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by Banksia » October 16th, 2013, 12:34 pm

PCT2000 Lolo Pass-Bald Mountain
No snow on the trail.
Three views from Bald Mountain show the snow level on Mt. Hood west side.
Toward McNeil Point.
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Toward Yokum Ridge.
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Toward Paradise Park.
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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by Don Nelsen » October 16th, 2013, 3:24 pm

48 hours ago:

TFJ:

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Mt. Washington:

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Belknap:

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Black Crater:

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Three Sisters:

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South sister close-up:

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Batchelor:

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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by oldandslow » October 16th, 2013, 8:43 pm

Today, Oct 16, I was at Three Creeks Lake--elevation about 6500 feet. In the shade there was snow down to the lake shore.
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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by OneSpeed » November 1st, 2013, 9:17 am

Cascades forecast for this weekend: Snow level 8,000 feet Saturday, dropping to 3,000 by end of day, and then 10-16 inches possible by Sunday evening! Details here. Can we all figure the high mountain hiking season is over now, and we're just waiting for snowshoe season?

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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by kepPNW » November 1st, 2013, 6:46 pm

OneSpeed wrote:Can we all figure the high mountain hiking season is over now, and we're just waiting for snowshoe season?
We got in one last loop over Mississippi Head today, and it was just spectacular. Dark blue skies from the get-go, then early-afternoon we witnessed the birth of a lenticular over the summit signalling the incoming front. By the time we were back at the lodge, the mountain was nearly socked in. Fabulous end to summer! :D
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Re: 2014 Snow Level Thread

Post by Limey » November 3rd, 2013, 10:55 am

View from my window this morning. Bald Butte, 3779ft.
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