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Sneffels Area Conditions

Postby I Man » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:18 pm

Has anyone been around Sneffels area lately or the surrounding basins? Looking to head there this weekend. Last I hear is thigh to waist deep snow below tree outside Lake City. Any beta is appreciated, thanks!
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Re: Sneffels Area Conditions

Postby RocksAreNeat » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:35 pm

Hiked Sneffels the day after Thanksgiving and we easily made it to the outhouse TH with 4WD. Some drifts on the road to the upper TH prevent cars from getting up there, but by foot the deep snow is easily avoidable. Main slope on the standard route is mostly clear, and some avoidable snow in the upper gully. There was snow around the notch to exit the gully, but still passable with a little extra care. Have some photos if you'd like more beta, but it's pretty clear up there.

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Re: Sneffels Area Conditions

Postby RocksAreNeat » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:38 pm

Here's a pano from the top:

http://i.imgur.com/Pndjh.jpg

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Re: Sneffels Area Conditions

Postby d_baker » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:43 pm

I Man wrote:Last I hear is thigh to waist deep snow below tree outside Lake City.

Where in Lake City area is it that deep? I was just there over Thanksgiving weekend, and definitely didn't find anything that deep. Other than that, don't know much about Sneffels area.

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Re: Sneffels Area Conditions

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:21 pm

Nice pano. Clearly shows conditions. Thanks!


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Re: Sneffels Area Conditions

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:12 pm

RocksAreNeat wrote:Here's a pano from the top:

http://i.imgur.com/Pndjh.jpg


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Re: Sneffels Area Conditions

Postby San Juan Ron » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:25 pm

I Man, you need new sources, there is very little snow in the LC area. SJ Ron

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Re: Sneffels Area Conditions

Postby I Man » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:16 am

San Juan Ron wrote:I Man, you need new sources, there is very little snow in the LC area. SJ Ron


Yea, yea...I've concluded that I read the text wrong. :oops:

Thanks for the info everyone, I think we've decided to make the long pilgrimage to Telluride. \:D/
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