I guess that's it then (end of summer)

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I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by Chip Down » September 8th, 2018, 6:44 pm

Okay then. And predicted to continue through Friday.
(I'm being a little dramatic; this is high on Hood, won't affect most hikers.)
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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by adamschneider » September 8th, 2018, 10:21 pm

What you posted isn't the end of summer, it's just a reminder of why one should never look at just the icons in an online weather forecast. "Snow level 7000 feet" triggers a snowflake because the graphics are automagically generated by keywords.

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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by retired jerry » September 9th, 2018, 5:35 am

I predict there will be some good hiking days ahead, probably the best for hiking because there'll be fewer bugs

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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by jessbee » September 9th, 2018, 10:17 pm

adamschneider wrote:
September 8th, 2018, 10:21 pm
What you posted isn't the end of summer, it's just a reminder of why one should never look at just the icons in an online weather forecast. "Snow level 7000 feet" triggers a snowflake because the graphics are automagically generated by keywords.
This. 😂 I wish there was a way to hide the icons.
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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by Chip Down » September 10th, 2018, 4:54 am

Dammit Adam, stop interfering with my panic-inducing hyperbole ;)

Remember last September?

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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by adamschneider » September 10th, 2018, 7:43 am

Chip Down wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 4:54 am
Remember last September?
Now that you mention it, no. Not even a little bit.

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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by Chip Down » September 11th, 2018, 4:07 am

September 2017 was exceptionally snowy, enough to affect hiking. It never really melted out. It would look promising, but then another storm would roll through. My planned hike for the last weekend of September 2017 had to be deferred a year.
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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by dmthomas49 » September 11th, 2018, 6:37 pm

The summit of South Sister looks very misleading on Tuesday. Just below the summit was high wind and freezing rain. We did not see the summit until we reach it. We planned for any weather and we’re glad we did. Certainly felt like winter, but elevation has a lot to do with that. My daughter and I had a nice bonding challenge.
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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by Chip Down » September 12th, 2018, 8:06 pm

It's getting worse! This one (pic below) is Coldwater at MSH, a mere 3200 feet! :shock:
Looks like I'll be pulling the snowshoes out of the garage for my weekend hike. :|
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Re: I guess that's it then (end of summer)

Post by mjirving » September 16th, 2018, 11:23 am

I got snowed on at Mt Hood and was walking in 2”of fresh up high.

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