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Almagre

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:01 pm

Any of the Springs guys know how Almagre is looking right now?

Me and a friend would like to ride mountain bikes up it in the next few days, and while there's a fair amount of snow at elevation, a lot of wheelers go up the route; With the sun and warm temps recently, we're thinking it could be melted out. Anyone been up there lately? TIA.

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Re: Almagre

Postby ryguy79 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:10 pm

I haven't been up there recently, but it sure looks snowy up there from town.
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Re: Almagre

Postby womanhiker » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:52 pm

I would have to agree with the above post. It looks pretty snowy up there. I wouldn't want to take a bike up.
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Re: Almagre

Postby England » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:43 am

Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Any of the Springs guys know how Almagre is looking right now?

Me and a friend would like to ride mountain bikes up it in the next few days, and while there's a fair amount of snow at elevation, a lot of wheelers go up the route; With the sun and warm temps recently, we're thinking it could be melted out. Anyone been up there lately? TIA.

-Jim

How are you accessing the road (379A???) Are you getting there by going up Old Stage road? I don't own the Mount Big Chief topo, and naturally thats the one I need. Could you elaborate?
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Re: Almagre

Postby CO Native » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:47 am

14" of snow at 11,500.
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Re: Almagre

Postby dcbates80911 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:50 am

Not sure what the snow is like today. However, the east face road tends to collect snow and keep it. Once you get into the bowl around the old damn and up towards the summit, I bet there will be quite a bit of snow. It maybe a challenge.
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Re: Almagre

Postby England » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:56 am

dcbates80911 wrote: Once you get into the bowl around the old damn and up towards the summit,

"old damn", you said a bad word. :lol:
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Re: Almagre

Postby dcbates80911 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:00 pm

England wrote:
dcbates80911 wrote: Once you get into the bowl around the old damn and up towards the summit,

"old damn", you said a bad word. :lol:


oops....I meant dam. :wink:
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Re: Almagre

Postby fox_inthesnow » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:23 pm

Mt. Big Chief Quad
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http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/QMap.php?Q=11216
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Re: Almagre

Postby England » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:37 pm

fox_inthesnow wrote:Mt. Big Chief Quad
Explore it here:
http://listsofjohn.com/PeakStats/QMap.php?Q=11216

Thanks so much!!!
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Re: Almagre

Postby SarahSimon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:07 pm

For comparison, there was about a foot of snow on Cheynne Mountain (9er) this past Sunday 1st November:

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http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.php?object_id=570498&context_id=154697

And from the MacNiel trail, Almagre looked to have a decent blanket of snow on it:

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http://www.summitpost.org/image/570544/154697/almagre-pikes-from-macniel-trail.html

I can't speak as to how the warm temps and sunshine this week have affected snowpack.

Enjoy!

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Re: Almagre

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:14 am

England wrote:
Dancesatmoonrise wrote:Any of the Springs guys know how Almagre is looking right now?

Me and a friend would like to ride mountain bikes up it in the next few days, and while there's a fair amount of snow at elevation, a lot of wheelers go up the route; With the sun and warm temps recently, we're thinking it could be melted out. Anyone been up there lately? TIA.

-Jim

How are you accessing the road (379A???) Are you getting there by going up Old Stage road? I don't own the Mount Big Chief topo, and naturally thats the one I need. Could you elaborate?


Yeah, we were going to ride from my house up Old Stage and then on to Frosty's Park and then up Almagre. My friend wanted a hard ride. It's a frickin' marathon. I did it earlier this Fall. Long day, but a good fat-burner. We ended up doing a lot easier ride b/c I wanted to do a 14er the next day....and decided folks were probably right about the snow anyway.

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