2020 Snow Level

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Chip Down
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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » January 9th, 2021, 8:46 pm

West end of gorge, Washington side.
No snow at 2400'.
I saw a little snow up at 3200'

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by rubiks » January 10th, 2021, 10:17 am

Larch mountain is almost totally snow free. There was 1-2" of snow in the open areas near the top, no snow on the ground where there is tree cover.
You know exactly what to do.
There's no need to be afraid.
Keep walking.

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Kay Burton » January 12th, 2021, 1:30 am

We don't have a lot of snow. I look at the snowfall in Japan and envy - so much snow is just a fairy tale. I love snowy winters so that there is plenty of snow. I do not accept half measures.

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Aimless » January 12th, 2021, 5:38 pm

Kay Burton wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 1:30 am
We don't have a lot of snow. I look at the snowfall in Japan and envy - so much snow is just a fairy tale. I love snowy winters so that there is plenty of snow. I do not accept half measures.
Curious to know, at what elevation have you been encountering snow (or no snow) lately on your hikes?

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » January 13th, 2021, 3:50 pm

I was wondering what we picked up with that big storm that just blew through. Checked Timberline Lodge reports. No snow in the last 72 hours. Wow. Hard to imagine. I know it's been mild, but I'm amazed that it would rain at Timberline in January.

Meadows reports one inch in the last 48 hours.

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » January 14th, 2021, 6:16 pm

Larch Mountain (Oregon) essentially bare, as expected.
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Trail to the top.
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Observation platform.
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The tippy top, a little snow in the protected notch.

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