2019 Snow Level

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by drm » May 5th, 2019, 3:53 pm

kepPNW wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 4:50 am
Very easy to walk on (finally) without postholing! :D
That might change with the coming heat. That's what happens to hard snow when it is 80 degrees.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by kepPNW » May 6th, 2019, 7:24 am

drm wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 3:53 pm
kepPNW wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 4:50 am
Very easy to walk on (finally) without postholing! :D
That might change with the coming heat. That's what happens to hard snow when it is 80 degrees.
Sure hoping not. We walked maybe five miles across snow yesterday with nothing but trail runners. So nice!
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Guy » May 6th, 2019, 7:34 am

Wahtum Lake Rd 1310, blocked by snow 2.3 miles out. More than 50% of the last 2.3 miles is also snow free but intermittent drifts are keeping even big trucks at bay for now.

Anthill trail, snow covered except for the exposed view points. Snow on the South Side of Wahtum in the trees is averaging 2' deep, consolidated. Tomlike is melted out, lake is melted out.
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by kepPNW » May 6th, 2019, 2:02 pm

Gorton Creek - Nick Eaton loop: completely melted out. These trails are in need of boots on the ground!

Green Point Mountain: solid 2-4' deep snow pack from just above the switchbacks beyond the Nick Eaton junction to summit (4200-4750'). Easy walking in trail runners yesterday (5/5).
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Bosterson » May 6th, 2019, 3:27 pm

kepPNW wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Green Point Mountain: solid 2-4' deep snow pack from just above the switchbacks beyond the Nick Eaton junction to summit (4200-4750').
Don't worry Karl, that will all melt this week. ;)
Will hike off trail for fun.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by kepPNW » May 6th, 2019, 4:33 pm

Bosterson wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 3:27 pm
kepPNW wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Green Point Mountain: solid 2-4' deep snow pack from just above the switchbacks beyond the Nick Eaton junction to summit (4200-4750').
Don't worry Karl, that will all melt this week. ;)
No worries here. But folks wanting to go there (anytime soon) might want to have some GPS skilz. That plateau is as featureless as Multnomah Basin, maybe even moreso.
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by retired jerry » May 6th, 2019, 5:24 pm

https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/da ... update.pdf

Mt Hood now 55% of normal, Willamette 70%, Deschutes 67%

may be be an early melt off this year

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by drm » May 7th, 2019, 7:30 am

Hood now 46% and dropping fast. But note that the Wallowas are still 130% of normal.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by kepPNW » May 7th, 2019, 10:53 pm

Green Canyon Way -- Bare.

Hunchback Mtn Trail -- Bare to ~4800', near the Spring, west of Devils Peak. Soft and deep beyond there on that northeast facing ridge.
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by xrp » May 8th, 2019, 5:44 am

Has anyone hiked Ramona Falls from the RF Trailhead yet this season? I'm wondering about the Sandy River Crossing.

Thanks!

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