2019 Snow Level

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EJGeiger
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by EJGeiger » June 30th, 2019, 9:39 am

I'm in the same situation as you alligtorjoe. Looking for any reports in anticipation of a 4th-7th 'round-the-mountain. Thanks in advance!

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Born2BBrad
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Born2BBrad » June 30th, 2019, 8:31 pm

For those wanting snow info on the Timberline Trail, read the TR just posted about my trip 6/28/19-6/29/19.

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dw42
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by dw42 » July 1st, 2019, 7:02 am

Hiked Timberline Trail June 28-29, very little or no snow below 5000 feet, many 100-300 ft sections of snow above 6000 feet between cloud cap campground and gnarl ridge, 5000-6000 feet snow had some impact 10-100' sections

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by alligatorjoe » July 1st, 2019, 9:27 am

awesome, thanks gang! hood here we come!!!

EJGeiger
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by EJGeiger » July 2nd, 2019, 4:17 pm

Yes, thank you very much for that report! We were actually considering Three Sisters circumnavigation as an alternate, but the depth and coverage there, through the Green Lakes/Broken Top saddle and southern PCT seem much worse than anything at Hood!

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retired jerry
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by retired jerry » July 2nd, 2019, 6:42 pm

A couple years ago the worst snow on Three Sisters was on the west side, from about Obsidian Falls south. Probably the same this year. There was snow north of Green Lakes over that pass, but easier to negotiate.

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Chip Down
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » July 2nd, 2019, 7:26 pm

I wonder how many readers mourn the loss of snow, believing (as I do) that we're already past ideal conditions, and every bit of remaining snow should be savored.

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retired jerry
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by retired jerry » July 3rd, 2019, 5:11 am

you mean because of global warming? :)

I remember when there were glaciers in Glacier National Park...

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by OneMoreMile » July 6th, 2019, 8:12 am

I'm hoping to do the hike around Three Finger Jack in a couple days. Does anyone know how the trail is? I checked with the Forest Service, they said some hikers got lost due to snow around the Minto Pass area but that was a couple weeks ago. Any insight into current snow levels?

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retired jerry
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by retired jerry » July 6th, 2019, 8:39 am

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

snow model says no snow

I have found that when the snow model goes to zero, they'll still be some snow at places, but it's doable if you don't mind some snow

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