Mt Adams / Yakama / Tract D Provisional Opening

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Re: Mt Adams / Yakama / Tract D Provisional Opening

Post by drm » September 9th, 2020, 7:48 am

The first week of the opening has been canceled due to fire danger. It now is schedule to open Sept 21.

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Re: Mt Adams / Yakama / Tract D Provisional Opening

Post by Chip Down » September 18th, 2020, 7:19 pm

NOAA predicts snow below 2000' tonight/Saturday (Trout Lake forecast). The Mirror Lake gate is 5300', and of course the trailheads are higher. Visitors will typically drive to 5600' or a little higher. Drat. :| On Hood, we can monitor cams at Timberline/Meadows to see what develops, but on Adams I think all we can do is drive up there next week, with a Plan B in mind.

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Re: Mt Adams / Yakama / Tract D Provisional Opening

Post by drm » September 19th, 2020, 8:00 am

Except that it got delayed another week. I also don't know where you're seeing that forecast. The NOAA low for night at 5300' is 45*.

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Re: Mt Adams / Yakama / Tract D Provisional Opening

Post by Chip Down » September 19th, 2020, 2:50 pm

Well, yeah...I also checked the Timberline Lodge forecast, and it was much much warmer. Hmm. Either way, I think I'll go check it out, but be prepared for the worst.

update: 50% chance of snow Sat PM at Trout Lake, per NOAA
My alternate weather source is Mountain Weather, and their forecast is more favorable.

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