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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby broncotw » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:38 pm

Thanks pbakwin....
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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:30 pm

illusion7il wrote:5. could be 3 feet of fresh snow

Since I'll be trying to drive across Nebraska sometime around then, this is my prediction.
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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby Tornadoman » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:45 pm

Looks like some fresh snow today on the Longs Peak cam at RMNP. http://www.nps.gov/romo/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby peter303 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:49 am

Trail ridge road closed temporarily today.
Almost no snow when I drove it Sunday.

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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby Fisching » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:56 am

There's ice on the left side of the loft. As of now it doesn't affect the climb as you can still keep it to class 3 by staying right, but it'd be a good idea to see if the ice sheet expands in width; you'll have a problem if it does.
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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby thespoonybard » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:44 am

I'm trying to keep an eye on conditions as well (from out of state). I was hoping to start climbing EARLY Saturday after the potential for "nasty" weather passes through. And those plans, my friends, are going to be dertermined by what kind of "nasty" weather was observed last night and what might be observed over the next 24hrs.

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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby unclegar » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Current conditions on Meeker - Longs 092712

Loft in the middle of the pic.

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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby Winter8000m » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:55 pm

Any up close pictures of the East Face since the storm? :-D
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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby atalarico » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:39 pm

unclegar wrote:Current conditions on Meeker - Longs 092712

Loft in the middle of the pic.

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Well, that was quick! Well done, Long's! Looking sexy for those of us who find the blue ice and white snow more fun than the loose scary scree.

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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby jmanner » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:23 am

What do you 14er friends think? Axe and crampons OR microspikes and poles? or both? I am think a lot will melting will occur, below 13.5K today, but what the hell do I know. not much... not much... :oops:
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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby unclegar » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:30 am

jmanner wrote:What do you 14er friends think? Axe and crampons OR microspikes and poles? or both? I am think a lot will melting will occur, below 13.5K today, but what the hell do I know. not much... not much... :oops:


I doubt an ax would buy you much purchase. I'd go with the microspikes and poles. JMHO.
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Re: Current Conditions on Longs....

Postby SurfNTurf » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:18 am

I'd bring poles, an ax and microspikes. Ice tends to form in the Trough. I was very happy to have an ax for that section around this time last year.
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