2021 Snow Level

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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by bobcat » March 14th, 2021, 3:21 pm

Pretty continuous snow on the Tarbell Trail at 2,400' above Cold Creek. Mountain bikers are turning at the top of Murphy's Grade. They can't get to the top of the Sixth Sense Trail yet.

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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » March 14th, 2021, 5:29 pm

bobcat wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Pretty continuous snow on the Tarbell Trail at 2,400' above Cold Creek. Mountain bikers are turning at the top of Murphy's Grade. They can't get to the top of the Sixth Sense Trail yet.
I'm tempted to go do that, just to show how it's done. :D

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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by drm » March 15th, 2021, 7:02 am

Don Nelsen wrote:
March 13th, 2021, 2:11 pm
The big advantage is it gets you over 400' higher when you start your hike, nearly 500' above the normal start.
That's an advantage? I can go hike Deschutes if I want to avoid EG. I've got my "winter pounds" that I need to get rid of. I like uphills - as long as they aren't too steep.

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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by squidvicious » March 16th, 2021, 10:18 am

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March 5th, 2021, 1:13 pm
change I've seen day to day has been huge, so after the rain and another weekend's worth of hordes descend, it will probably be completely clear next week.
My predictions for the Larch side of the loop clearing up proved a little optimistic, as it's still holding on to a respectable bit of snow. Generally not a problem, but these mornings when it's been below freezing it gets pretty icy. I couldn't see, but from what I heard I think the people traveling behind me this morning went down pretty hard. I didn't hear a big *splash* sound at the end, though, so I guess not as bad as it could have been.

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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by gallione11 » March 16th, 2021, 2:33 pm

squidvicious wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 10:18 am
squidvicious wrote:
March 5th, 2021, 1:13 pm
change I've seen day to day has been huge, so after the rain and another weekend's worth of hordes descend, it will probably be completely clear next week.
My predictions for the Larch side of the loop clearing up proved a little optimistic, as it's still holding on to a respectable bit of snow. Generally not a problem, but these mornings when it's been below freezing it gets pretty icy. I couldn't see, but from what I heard I think the people traveling behind me this morning went down pretty hard. I didn't hear a big *splash* sound at the end, though, so I guess not as bad as it could have been.
Yeah, was surprised how much was still around when we went up Saturday morning. Found the worst to be around the giant fallen tree about halfway between the bridge and the Wahkeena trail cut-off. We did it no gear, aside from trekking poles with out much issue though. The only time either of us lost footing was me on Wahkeena side coming down. I think I scared a couple that was a bit behind us, because after that, I saw them going back up. (It wasn't even that bad a slip -- just a short slide on my rear)

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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by Don Nelsen » March 16th, 2021, 2:55 pm

drm wrote:
March 15th, 2021, 7:02 am
Don Nelsen wrote:
March 13th, 2021, 2:11 pm
The big advantage is it gets you over 400' higher when you start your hike, nearly 500' above the normal start.
That's an advantage? I can go hike Deschutes if I want to avoid EG. I've got my "winter pounds" that I need to get rid of. I like uphills - as long as they aren't too steep.
Ha! At my age, I'll take every unfair advantage I can get!

Those winter pounds are something else, though: You know, of course, what the "19" in "Covid 19" means don't you? I'm lucky, I gained only about ten pounds since a year ago, so I consider myself ahead of the curve. ;)

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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by Don Nelsen » March 16th, 2021, 2:57 pm

Bunker Hill, yesterday, Ides of March: No snow at all, even on the summit at 2400'+. Oddly, snow by the side of the roads as low as 800', and seemingly not from being pushed up by snow plows.
"Everything works in the planning stage".

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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » March 16th, 2021, 7:21 pm

Chip Down wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 5:29 pm
bobcat wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Pretty continuous snow on the Tarbell Trail at 2,400' above Cold Creek. Mountain bikers are turning at the top of Murphy's Grade. They can't get to the top of the Sixth Sense Trail yet.
I'm tempted to go do that, just to show how it's done. :D
It snowed yesterday (Monday) so I was a little worried about my confident boast that I could get to the top of Sixth Sense with my bike. It went well. Then I continued to the top of Larch Mountain at 3500' (that's the Washington Larch Mtn).
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About 2400'. Deep hard snow with a fresh layer of powder.
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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by OneSpeed » March 19th, 2021, 8:13 am

Wahkeena-Multnomah is basically clear as of March 15 -- at least, I easily did it without spikes. Snow is really only covering the trail at all under east-facing walls like this going up Wahkeena ..
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And like this just below Weisendanger Falls:
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Re: 2021 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » March 23rd, 2021, 10:22 pm

Silver Star neighborhood today. Hover your mouse over an image for more info.
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