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How's the Sawatch lookin?

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How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby jlarson630 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:15 am

Is anybody down near Buena Vista and can see how snowy the Sawatch is looking after yesterdays storm?

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby Rarefied » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:02 am

Oh, it's there -- I'd say down to at least 11,000' if not lower and it's snowing up high as I type. Think traction if you're coming this way.

That reminds me -- I need to get my skis tuned! 8)

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby GeezerClimber » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:34 am

Snow cover is pretty thin right now.

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby Rarefied » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:30 am


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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby geojed » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:45 am

You can also look at the CDOT road camera on Independence Pass.

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby Bouncer » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:03 pm

Any idea on conditions on Huron? :(

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby Yikes » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:40 pm

Driving down from Trout Creek.... Princeton, Antero and Shavano are looking very dry. Yale and Columbia look a bit more snowy. The peaks closer to the divide (behind Princeton) look like they received a bit of snow, so I would guess Huron would have snow. Buffalo Peaks are fairly dry.

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby Yikes » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:56 pm

looking over at Elbert/Massive from Buffalo Peaks today, looks like a bit of snow

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby geojed » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:25 pm

Just did Casco, Frasco, French today. Not much snow. Maybe 4-6" on the ground.

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby rkalsbeek » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:47 pm

Climbed Shavano and Tab yesterday. Completely dry except for a few locations and on the summit of Tab. However, the mountains west of Shavano were pretty covered in snow! Thought it was interesting how much snow there was on those mountains and not much at all on Shavano. Picture below is looking west from the saddle.
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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby daver » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:30 pm

cottonwood pass today

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Re: How's the Sawatch lookin?

Postby Ress_PA » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:26 pm

Attempted Shavano and Tabeguache on Monday via the standard route, only ended up summiting Shavano due to such cold temps combined with some BRUTAL winds above the saddle. Looked like the winds blew a majority of the snow away leaving just a few inches in places.
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