[Cdt-l] Fwd: Mountain Snowpack Map...

ks1007 at aol.com ks1007 at aol.com
Thu Apr 7 10:21:23 CDT 2011


we are very dry in the deming area and farther north - we have had .1 rain since last august - we just had a 2000 acre fire in our county - the largest ever - we are hotter earlier this year with some temps in the mid to high 80's


el coyote
Keith and Mary
Trail Angels
Deming, NM



-----Original Message-----
From: Trekker4 <Trekker4 at aol.com>
To: pct-l <pct-l at backcountry.net>; cdt-l <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Thu, Apr 7, 2011 7:57 am
Subject: [Cdt-l] Mountain Snowpack Map...


for 1 Apr 2011 came out this morning:
http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/support/water/westwide/snowpack/wy2011/snow1104.gif
The snowpack is far worse/deeper than last year in every PCT and CDT state but NM; compare it to 2010:
http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/support/water/westwide/snowpack/wy2010/snow1004.gif
 
    It's gonna be a tough year for thru hikers, and section hikers like me; the streams will be dangerous into July. I'm totally having to replan my summer; at least I can finish NM in Apr-May, but I've decided to start earlier. Water may well be a huge problem in NM this year, as my Big Bend part of TX and all of NM are extremely dry. Wildfires are a daily occurrence here right now, as we've essentially had no rain for over half a year.
 
    The AZT & GET are affected low snow, therefore low water probably. They'll get hotter earlier I'd guess. We're warmer than normal here in Big Bend, and have been for 2-3 weeks. 
 
Bob "Trekker" Brewer
Big Bend Desert Denizen, and...
Naturalized Citizen - Republic of Texas

"Government cripples you, then hands you a crutch and says, 'See, if it wasn't for us, you couldn't walk.' " -- Harry Browne

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