Hey Longri, et al, what do you think about the snow situation now?! We were hopeful that this week's repeated snowfall events, on top of the very nice snow storm I was in on Thursday (2/22), just might set up a very nice layer of solid corn if the freeze-thaw cycles come into effect. If it stays really cold and windy, a lot of that new snow will just be blown off into leeward corners, but didn't NOAA predict warming temps late this week? Here's the word from Maverick:Even though it's what I expect this year it's a little heartbreaking to see how dry it is up there in February.
Always good to be hopeful eh? One bonus of the low-snow situation when I arrived was that there was just about zero avalanche risk, so conditions were good for winter mountaineering. I was warned to bring "points" along for the slick, icy ridges... to avoid the "slide for life" scenario. Now we have a fair amount of unconsolidated new snow sitting on those icy slopes, so a variety of avalanche, and other climbing difficulties will be present. My point is that in these darn, low snow years, opportunities for winter mountaineering can come along.I'm sure after this in-coming storm (Wed - Sat), we will receive over a foot of new white stuff in that area.
It is certainly still wintery looking and feeling up there, and I had a blast touring and climbing around!
Thanks Longri, I was able to change that problem- an oversight that was, for once, easy to fix.I don't know if you can edit thread titles