Coast Range snow levels??

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Coast Range snow levels??

Post by -Q- » February 22nd, 2019, 10:27 am

Hi all,

Anyone have a real time update on the snow levels in the Coast Range??
Looking for some snow free hiking if possible.
Lowest reaches of the Wilson River Trail snow free yet??

Thanks!!

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Re: Coast Range snow levels??

Post by retired jerry » February 22nd, 2019, 11:54 am

tripcheck has some cameras https://tripcheck.com/Pages/Road-Conditions

snow at rest area at 1441 feet

I didn't see any at Quartz Creek at 1116 feet

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Re: Coast Range snow levels??

Post by BigBear » February 22nd, 2019, 12:20 pm

I agree with Jerry, the Trip Check road cams are my source for the Coast Range and mountain passes. If you see snow along the roadside, you can count on snow on the trails. With the snow level coming down to the Valley floor by Monday morning and this evening's weather model showing snow in the coast range tonight, you can count on some wintry conditions in the Coast Range this weekend.

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Re: Coast Range snow levels??

Post by -Q- » February 22nd, 2019, 12:34 pm

Thank you both for the replies, very helpful for sure!!

I also check the various webcams for conditions, but didn't realize there was a webcam at Lee's Camp along RT 6. That was very handy.

Thanks again guys :mrgreen:

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Re: Coast Range snow levels??

Post by retired jerry » February 22nd, 2019, 6:48 pm

and then there's the NOAA snow model

http://adamschneider.net/hiking/snow_depth.html

that has some deviations with reality but it gets close

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Re: Coast Range snow levels??

Post by Thuja » February 23rd, 2019, 7:13 am

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Re: Coast Range snow levels??

Post by kepPNW » March 5th, 2019, 12:50 pm

-Q- wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 10:27 am
Anyone have a real time update on the snow levels in the Coast Range??
Looking for some snow free hiking if possible.
Lowest reaches of the Wilson River Trail snow free yet??
For those still interested, the section of WRT between Diamond Mill and Wilson Falls (elev. 375-925') was all but bare on Saturday (3/3), with just a few isolated patches of crusty white crud in the darkest hairpins.
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Re: Coast Range snow levels??

Post by adamschneider » March 5th, 2019, 1:01 pm

The "Ladies of Mt. Hebo" (3163') are almost buried; the seated one has completely disappeared.

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(Here they are a month ago: http://mthebo.oregonaces.org/images/Sno ... 131002.jpg)

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