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John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
When will this Snow Melt? on 07/22/2011 08:47:31 MDT Print View

The snow this year on the PCT is not going away. I was going to do a SOBO PCT but we still have unheard of amounts of snow up here in Washington. So I've decided to take the bus to Ashland Oregon and head north instead. That'll cover both Oregon and Washington. I just read one NOBO'ers report on postholer where the hiker got a couple days beyond Ashland and stopped... and went home....too much snow. That was July 15th. Another did the same on July 7.

When will the snow go away in southern Oregon for thru-hikers?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: When will this Snow Melt? on 07/22/2011 08:54:22 MDT Print View

I have no idea but I want summer dangit!!!!!!!!

Will Webster
Summer on 07/22/2011 09:05:29 MDT Print View

It's 100F here today with high humidity; be careful what you wish for.

T kawa
(kitsune) - F
Totally on 07/22/2011 11:35:42 MDT Print View

I'd rather have a little snow that a bunch of heat! Though the snow on one of my day hikes 3 weeks ago, burnt the crap out my legs and face (reflected off the snow under my hat!),so i guess I just can't win. still the snow is nice to cool your feet =)

John McAlpine
(HairlessApe) - M

Locale: PNW
Not Mid-West Summer on 07/22/2011 12:22:09 MDT Print View

Sarah...look out your window now. This is why we live in Seattle. Today is a great day. We just needed it about a month ago.

I just want a little sun to get rid of the snow. I'm not asking for those 100 F days that half the country is getting.

Hk Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Come to the SouthWest .. on 07/22/2011 12:29:11 MDT Print View

It's just starting to cool down to 99 degrees after a month of highs in the 100's and all the wildfires; some national forests are staring to reopen after the huge Wallow Fire and smaller ones. May need to break out the down vest...

If snow is an issue, just come to where there isn't any.

Edited by hknewman on 07/22/2011 12:30:47 MDT.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
When will this Snow Melt? on 07/22/2011 12:38:18 MDT Print View

Waa waa waa. No rain here since October. Several cities rationing water; illegal to wash a car. Several lakes predicted to be bone dry by early 2012, leaving tens of thousands of people with no water supply, unless something changes drastically.

Jim York
(jimbawb) - F

Locale: PNW
Willamette Pass on 07/22/2011 23:57:29 MDT Print View

Was at Willamette Pass 5 miles from the PCT last weekend (started at 5,000 feet, got to 6500+ feet) patchy snow from 5500 to 6000, solid 3+ feet of snow above 6000. I'm hoping we melt out by mid-August at this rate...

Edit: re-checked topo...solid snow was closer to 5500-ish.

Edited by jimbawb on 07/23/2011 00:02:13 MDT.