2020 Snow Level

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Ironbar » July 12th, 2020, 8:32 am

Anyone at all? Jefferson Park..................?

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by AlpenGlowHiker » July 19th, 2020, 8:33 pm

I'm sure i'll be the last contributor to this thread...

Mt. Adams melted out at the PCT / Round the Mountain intersection on the north-west side. I didn't travel much further south than Killen Creek (the actual creek, not the trail). But I encountered no snow what-so-ever so i'd imagine it's probably all melted out by now.
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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » September 29th, 2020, 8:26 pm

AlpenGlowHiker wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 8:33 pm
I'm sure i'll be the last contributor to this thread...

Mt. Adams...
Adams finally got some snow. NOAA has been predicting heavy Adams snow for a couple weeks, but all we've seen is a dusting a few days ago (new since my last visit of 9/21). It won't affect trail hikers; I think it was around 7000' where I ran into it today. My suspicion is that visitors to the summit won't need to worry about it; I would guess less than a foot, and probably a good broken trail already.

edit: drm posted a great pic of the new Adams snow here: viewtopic.php?p=215825#p215825

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by bushwhacker » September 30th, 2020, 4:48 am

Cooper Spur on Monday (9/28). Does this qualify as a 'Chip hike'?
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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » September 30th, 2020, 3:54 pm

bushwhacker wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 4:48 am
Cooper Spur on Monday (9/28). Does this qualify as a 'Chip hike'?
No, not until there's so much snow it's hazardous :lol:
Seriously though, I discovered why they call it tie-in rock when I found out how wind-sculpted the snow can get towards the end of that route.
Thanks for the report. Strangely, I hadn't considered that Hood might have some new snow as well. At this moment, Meadows cam shows it's mostly melted, just some sheltered remnants up high.

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » October 16th, 2020, 11:18 pm

Oct 15, PCT on northwest side of Adams:
Trail is easy to follow even above 6000'
Easy to walk in, no postholing.
More snow than I expected after seeing cams at the Hood ski resorts.

St Helens has a nice crisp snow level, which appears to be well above the trails. See pic below.
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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » October 29th, 2020, 7:16 am

Looking at Hood right now, Cooper and Barrett are bare! Also, St Helens is bare. Summer has returned. On Adams yesterday, PCT near Riley Creek is spotty, never more than a couple inches.

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Don Nelsen » October 29th, 2020, 9:04 am

Chip Down wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 7:16 am
Looking at Hood right now, Cooper and Barrett are bare! Also, St Helens is bare. Summer has returned. On Adams yesterday, PCT near Riley Creek is spotty, never more than a couple inches.
Hmmm, That must have been your car I spotted at the Riley TH yesterday. I drove past at 6:20 and again on the way out and the car was still there at 4:40. I hiked starting at Killen TH. Too warm in the afternoon, trail was really muddy.

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » October 29th, 2020, 3:54 pm

Don, our paths crossed again! You should have left a note on my windshield. Somebody else was on Riley; I left the first prints, there were others when i started down the trail a little before sunset.

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Re: 2020 Snow Level

Post by dmthomas49 » October 29th, 2020, 4:16 pm

Mt St Helens today from junction of Ape Canyon Trail and Loowit trail.
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