[at-l] record NC snow

Tom McGinnis sloetoe at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 18 13:07:39 CST 2010


It's not lunacy, it's a challange:
http://blackmountainmarathon.com/
Go up next weekend, and have 150 new friends for company!

--- On Thu, 2/18/10, L. Clayton Parker <l.clayton.parker at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: L. Clayton Parker <l.clayton.parker at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [at-l] record NC snow
> To: "Weathercarrot" <weathercarrot at hotmail.com>
> Cc: "AT List" <at-l at mailman.backcountry.net>
> Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 12:44 PM
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> Lunacy, its lunacy I tell you....
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> But I am seriously considering heading up Mitchell early
> Saturday morning. Hope to make the peak in a day....18
> miles, some of it on snowshoes.
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> What was that thread last week about how fast/far can you
> go on snowshoes? Guess I will know by Sunday. Worst case,
> Pinnacle Springs camp is just this side of the Parkway, if I
> make it by lunch I stand a chance of making Camp Alice by
> dark, if not....well there is Plan B.
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> Lee I Joe
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> On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 00:19 -0500, Weathercarrot wrote:
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>     Through today's date, for the season so far, the NC
> mountains have had record snow.  We'll have to see
> if this year exceeds the legendary winter of 1959-60. 
> Mount Mitchell officially has 55 inches on the ground (400
> vertical feet below the summit - so likely deeper up top)
> with more to come.  The snow stake on Mount Mansfield
> (VT) is at 61 inches, so Mitchell may soon surpass it, which
> would be extremely rare for this time of year......
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>     Beech Mtn, NC will top 100 inches of snowfall (not
> depth) for the season tonight, and Snowshoe, WV will
> probably reach 200 inches for the season this week.
> Interestingly, the seasonal average for Snowshoe is almost
> exactly twice the seasonal Beech Mtn average....  
> Dulles airport is at 73.2 inches - an all-time seasonal
> record......
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>     wc
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