[Cdt-l] CDT snowpack data

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Wed May 7 10:59:58 CDT 2014

Colorado Snotel Data:




It's melting fast in the San Juans.  Wolf Creek Pass is 44", down from 80" a
month ago.  Cumbres Trestle is 22", down from 68".  Beartown is 23", down
from 63".  


best wishes,


Jerry Brown

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From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of Charlie Thorpe
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:10 AM
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net MailingList
Subject: [Cdt-l] CDT snowpack data


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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