[Cdt-l] northern New Mexico
Trekker4 at aol.com
Trekker4 at aol.com
Thu Apr 7 22:51:17 CDT 2011
(http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/cgibin/westsnow.pl) was on a pct-l & cdt-l posting I made this
morning; read it first. NM, AZ, & S CA are the only places one will be able to
easily hike on any trail, for the next 6-8 weeks I'd guess; the snowpack is
10-40% worse than last year almost everywhere else. I'm going to finish NM,
Snow Lake (N side Gila Mtns) to Cumbres Pass, in Apr-May; I expect no snow
problems, but do expect water problems because NM, and my Big Bend TX, are
very dry with no rain for over half a year. Anyhow after NM, I have no idea
where I'm going on the CDT, S WY perhaps, as the elevations there are
somewhat lower, mostly 6- 7,000 ft; see the white hole in S WY on the map. I may
go S to N there as there's average snowpack after the white hole, but then
well above average towards Yellowstone NP.
I need to pick up Glacier NP and S MT for instance, but the GNP CDT won't
be mostly melted off until late Jul; I also need N CO and all of WY, all
except the Great Basin Desert being above to well above normal snowpack. I
have no interest in fighting snow; I just want to hike.
Let me know if you learn anything about what can be hiked,
Bob "Trekker" Brewer
Big Bend Desert Denizen, and...
Naturalized Citizen - Republic of Texas
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wasn't for us, you couldn't walk.' " -- Harry Browne
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In a message dated 4/7/2011 6:19:38 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
jennylind50 at yahoo.com writes:
Does anyone know how the snow levels are in northern New Mexico - Grants
points north. Or have a good link for a source that tracks that.
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