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Kite Lake Snow

Postby nedryarson » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:44 pm

Anyone care to offer an estimate on how much snow the Kite Lake area picked up in last night's storm? I don't own snowshoes and have been planning/hoping to tackle the Lincoln group with microspikes only but don't want a postholing nightmare.
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Re: Kite Lake Snow

Postby yeahbgraff » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:29 pm

Check the trip reports. Sounds like there is quite a bit of snow up there already. I had over the boot snow up there in Mid-August.
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Re: Kite Lake Snow

Postby The Moose » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:28 pm

I summited Democrat on Saturday and there was minimal to no snow at the trailhead, and up to 1-1.5 feet near the summit. Most of the hike was in 4-8 inches of snow, which was mostly powder. I did not feel I needed microspikes, some hikers had them though. Above 14k was the only point it got over my boots. Gaiters very helpful.
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Re: Kite Lake Snow

Postby zoriloco » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:37 pm

Bump bump

Hello! I just wanted to hnow how much snow is up there. Wish to do some winter camping, maybe build a snow cave if there is enough snow and try for a 14er the next day.
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Re: Kite Lake Snow

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:44 pm

There will be in a couple of days...
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Re: Kite Lake Snow

Postby zoriloco » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:46 pm

Im looking at weather for the next week and looks like it will dump, hoping to wait for another week and maybe catch some sunshine?

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