[Cdt-l] San Juan Snow Conditions
norcalhiker at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 23:02:39 CDT 2010
Thanks for those photos! I agree, that snow doesn't look like much of a problem. The SOBO photos on the other hand. Ugh! Hopefully it won't be like this year!!
On Jun 6, 2010, at 10:56 PM, George Brewster wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I hiked Southbound last year, and have the good fortune of having
> recently moved to Ouray CO, which is about 15 miles as the crow flies
> from the trail in the San Juans. I just made a reconissance mission up
> to Stony Pass, which is on the CDT about 5 miles north of where you can
> take the trail into Silverton.
> To give an idea of the snow situation, here are a couple photos from
> Saturday (June 5), taken from the summit of Canby Mountain (just N of
> Stony Pass). Generally, the snow didn't seem too bad. Certainly plenty
> of it around, but quite patchy, and probably not too hard to avoid.
> Also, it's been melting really fast, as it's been quite hot, and the
> heavy dust layer on the snow really speeds up the melt.
> Looking SE along the CDT (Rio Grande Pyramid prominent on the left):
> Looking NE along the CDT:
> And, just for fun, here's a couple shots of what it looked like when the
> SB crew was going through in early October last year:
> Also, I'd love to help out some of you hikers, so if you're going to be
> doing the San Juan route (which you really should) and want to come off
> near Silverton, let me know. I managed to get my Subaru right up onto
> the trail as Stony Pass, so If we set up a date, I could pick up 3
> people at the trail, feed you, let you stay in my apartment, do laundry,
> etc, and drop you back off there the next day. Might be a little hard to
> work out timing for a rendevous, and it will be subject to my work
> schedule, but let me know and we'll give it a try -- email or give a
> call at 617 eight nine four 5657.
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