2019 Snow Level

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » November 23rd, 2019, 8:28 pm

I walked the TLT from Coe to Elk Cove today 11/23. Very little snow, even bare in spots. Surely this has to be the last day though.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by drm » November 24th, 2019, 8:58 am

Same for me on Adams. I hiked up Shorthorn, no snow at the trailhead. A few inches on the plateau a couple miles in. Up on Round the Mountain, it alternated between bare on open south-facing slopes, and up to 5" in sheltered areas. And the snow was soft and seemed to be very recent. Last day this season for something like that.

There was an inversion. It was low 30s in Trout Lake and low 40s at the trailhead. Seemed to stay in the 40s all day, up to 6000'.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by retired jerry » November 24th, 2019, 10:04 am

I was 5500 feet in Mill Creek Wilderness in Ochoco Mts

No snow until 1 inch fell, but I think melted by now

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by greenjello85 » November 24th, 2019, 4:45 pm

Bull of the woods wilderness is still snow free. Nothing to 5000' as of 11/23.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by RobFromRedland » November 24th, 2019, 6:13 pm

greenjello85 wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Bull of the woods wilderness is still snow free. Nothing to 5000' as of 11/23.
I'm pretty sure that is going to change in the next couple of days. Whether or not it closes things down for the year is still to be determined. I was up at the lookout (5500') last weekend and there was no snow anywhere to be seen.
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Blazersin7 » November 25th, 2019, 2:54 pm

Hiked McNeil Point from Top Spur Trailhead on 11-23. Snow doesn't really start until 2nd loop. At the shelter, there's about 1' of snow. Climbed further up and most of the hike was covered in approx. 1'-1'6" of snow. Looked like the sun still got to the most exposed areas but much of it has stayed intact with a thin icy layer. Was up there last Saturday and there was hardly any snow near the shelter and virtually none at the start of the loop.

Pics were taken 1 week apart. One with most snow is from 11-23.
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » November 29th, 2019, 7:36 am

Field report: just south of Hood River, near Parkdale, main roads plowed and sanded, but icy. Parking is tough, no shoulders anywhere.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Bosterson » December 1st, 2019, 2:32 pm

Snow in the Gorge is down to 84 from Angel's Rest to Hood River. West of Cascade Locks it's just a dusting at road level; east of CL, it is snowed in at the THs and likely more the higher you go. Hood River got a couple of fresh inches on the hills overnight, and it's snowy down to the river in town.
Will hike off trail for fun.

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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by dmthomas49 » December 4th, 2019, 7:39 am

Scattered snow and ice on the top 1/3 of Hamilton Mountain yesterday. I put microspikes on for some of the icy step ups and kept them on to the top and back. No fall risks for an old guy!
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Re: 2019 Snow Level

Post by Chip Down » December 8th, 2019, 8:27 pm

Dec 8
Shellrock Mountain, 2090'
Essentially bare, just a few tiny patches.
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