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Conditions on Little Bear /Blanca

Postby SpringsHiker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:15 pm

Does anyone have knowledge of conditions on Little Bear/Blanca? I know there was a storm last weekend and temps have dropped so wondering if snow/ice remains. Also expecting snow possibly tonight and into tomorrow. Any info appreciated.
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Re: Conditions on Little Bear /Blanca

Postby Tornadoman » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:23 pm

http://www.airportview.net/wx/usa/co/kals/depotav/camera4/highres.php?cd=east&sid=2&is=1280x960


I know that you are looking for first hand knowledge, but this at least gives you something. View from Alamosa...

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Re: Conditions on Little Bear /Blanca

Postby SpringsHiker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:30 pm

Thanks! That's the only picture I have seen from recent days so it is appreciated.
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Re: Conditions on Little Bear /Blanca

Postby forbins_mtn » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:46 pm

when are you thinking of going, Scott?

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Re: Conditions on Little Bear /Blanca

Postby Wundermarmot » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:54 pm

I live a few miles west of the Blanca massif and have a good view of the route up Como rd. It snowed this afternoon and looks to be covered down to about 9K approx. Don't know how deep but it was socked in all afternoon then cleared just before sundown to give us a pretty good view. It looked to still be snowing on the peaks. Temp in the valley tonight is forecast to be mid 20's. Hope this is helpful.

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Re: Conditions on Little Bear /Blanca

Postby aaronmojica » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:32 am

Thanks Wundermarmot. I'm also looking at going up there Sunday through Monday. Watching the conditions closely.

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Re: Conditions on Little Bear /Blanca

Postby laxcountrypiper » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:00 am

I'm considering going up later in the week (Tuesday at the earliest) depending on conditions and work commitments. Please let me know what you find if you end up going.

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Re: Conditions on Little Bear /Blanca

Postby Wundermarmot » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:08 pm

Update: It warmed up considerably today and most of the snow on Blanca has melted. Some is still visible but does not appear to be a problem.

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