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Originally we hoped to go up the Angel, but it rained all night and temps were higher than freezing at the trailhead, so we didn't think it'd be safe. The snow even above treeline was soft and slushy, though not much accumulated on the rocks above the standard trail.
If you go, don't follow the tracks up the slope ... they bypass the saddle and go on to Pt 13,6 south of Shav (not the east ridge pt).
I'm sure neighboring peaks got some new snow as well, though it probably only stuck up high (too warm in the lower elevations) ... tomorrow's forecast doesn't look much better.
Gotta run, so I don't hog the bandwidth at this cafe. Hope this helps someone.
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Trail essentially snow free to timberline (a couple of drifts near t-line), and 2-6" of new snow covering the trail beyond that. White out conditions (and snow fall) in the morning and early afternoon, clearing slightly after that (see jstouder photo). Be careful in the white out conditions, my partner saved a party of two from descending into Squaw Creek instead of descending the Angel.
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lowebacker wrote:^^Hey Emcee Smith. This is completely off topic, but what kind of dog is that in the picture you posted? It's tough to tell from the pic, but it sort of looks like a Treeing Walker Coonhound. I am just curious because we have two of them and I have never seen or heard of someone else having that kind of dog out here. Sorry for highjacking the thread.
That is me and my dog, Okie, in the photo. When I got him from the Boulder Humane Society 4 years ago, they told me he was a "beagle mix." I've never known for sure what he's mixed with, but I have considered the possibility of foxhound or other similar hounds. He definitely seems all scenthound to me, and bigger than a full-bred beagle (and smaller than an adult treeing walker hound). He's summited 27 14ers with me, and we just missed his 28th on Saturday.
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