2019 Snow Level

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by mjirving » July 6th, 2019, 10:04 am

Another trick is to search Instagram under #threefingeredjack and look at the recent photos taken to see. You can also comment on the photos and ask the people who posted them to offer insight.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by adamschneider » July 6th, 2019, 2:02 pm

OneMoreMile wrote:
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?
For what it's worth, here's a couple photos I took from Bachelor Mountain on Wednesday.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by OneMoreMile » July 6th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Great pictures! Thanks for the replies. We'll give it a go counter clockwise on Monday. I checked Instagram - great suggestion.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by jessbee » July 8th, 2019, 4:49 am

mjirving wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 10:04 am
Another trick is to search Instagram under #threefingeredjack and look at the recent photos taken to see. You can also comment on the photos and ask the people who posted them to offer insight.
I do this all the time 😂 while I don't use geotags or specific hashtags myself I take advantage of the people who do! Also I've had some great conversations when reaching out to people on Instagram who have just been hiking someplace or if I'm traveling to a new area. Using social media to actually be social.
Will break trail for beer.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by mjirving » July 8th, 2019, 5:12 am

The other cool thing is to “follow” hashtags on Instagram. As an example, I follow all the glaciers on Mt Hood and McNeal Point, Barrett Spur, etc. (which is high up) so I can monitor the snow levels visually around the mountain throughout the year.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by OneMoreMile » July 8th, 2019, 7:40 pm

Lots of snow up on Three Finger Jack. Just on the PCT side, though. Plenty of people getting through - really slows you down. Met several PCT hikers that said Sisters was worse.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by teachpdx » July 15th, 2019, 8:09 am

I got up to Table Lake yesterday via the Cabot Lake Trail.

Minimal snow patches around Carl Lake, a few more after Junction Lake but totally passable. The largest snowfield was about 300' long near the high point of the hike between North Cinder Peak and Forked Butte.

I'll hopefully get around to posting a TR within the next day or so.

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