[Cdt-l] CDT snowpack data

Charlie Thorpe charliethorpe at att.net
Wed May 7 10:10:17 CDT 2014

Hello Jo -

Interestingly, I ran into a couple from Steamboat when I stopped for the night in Bluff, UT (kinda near four corners).  They said that they had great snow in their area (145% above normal) and, as Tony said, it is melting fast.  This couple both hike and were planning to hit their area trails well before July (in general, not specifically on the CDT).

Keep an eye on the snowpack data and you should have a great hike.  

Come to think of it, wasn't one of our CDT hikers keeping a website with CDT snow info?  Anybody have that URL for Jo?

I am currently down in Quartzite, AZ.  No snow <g>.

- Charlie

> Tony (and Charlie)-  thanks for your reposes-- this is very helpful--Murphy’s Law--the high snow would of course be just where I’m going--same as the lightening hitting when I’m on top of the mountain! :-) I’ll check out the websites.
> On May 5, 2014, at 2:35 PM, Tony Mason wrote:
>> There is still a lot of snow in the Colorado high country but it is melting. The snow pack in the San Juans is 70-80% of normal.
>> The snow pack in the central and northern mountains of Colorado (and southern Wyoming) is 120-140% of normal. By mid July you should be fine.  Check out nohrsc.noaa.gov/nsa  and wcc.nohrsc.usda.gov/gis/snow.html  for daily updates on snow pack through out the west.
>> On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 7:45 AM, Josie <josie1066 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Charlie-- since you were just there, can you tell me about snow levels? We’re planning to walk south from Battle Wyoming (just north of the Colorado Border) to Monarch Pass, and would like to leave on the early side of mid-july if the snow isn’t too high.
>> thanks, Jo
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