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Medicine Bows

Postby Matt Lemke » Wed May 11, 2011 1:53 pm

So I'm changing my plans... less snow is falling up north and I was wondering if anyone knows about conditions in the Medicine bows. Looking to do Clark Peak

Is the Poudre Canyon road open all the way?
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Re: Medicine Bows

Postby fletchersteel » Wed May 11, 2011 2:05 pm

I'm not too sure on the road, but the bow's in WY are expecting 4 to 8 inches and in CO, winter storm warning with 8 to 16 inches.
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Re: Medicine Bows

Postby Matt Lemke » Wed May 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Where are you getting your forecasts??? NOAA said 3-7 inches.
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Re: Medicine Bows

Postby fletchersteel » Wed May 11, 2011 2:23 pm

I was looking at nws from cheyenne and denver, but under the watches and warnings for the areas.
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=cys&wwa=winter%20weather%20advisory
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=bou&wwa=winter%20storm%20warning
I don't know if your familiar with this web cam site, it might be somewhat helpful, although there isn't any cams in the bows.
http://www.dickgilbert.com/coloradocams.htm
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Re: Medicine Bows

Postby rijaca » Wed May 11, 2011 2:29 pm

Current NOAA point forecast for Clark Peak:

This Afternoon: Snow. High near 31. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers. Low around 20. North northwest wind between 9 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches possible.

And you could go to the CDOT website for CO14 road conditions.
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Re: Medicine Bows

Postby mike offerman » Wed May 11, 2011 2:37 pm

CO14 will be open. What trailhead are you looking at starting at? You will be looking at a full on winter climb (it is a long day in the summer). The roads on the West side will not get you very close this time of year, Blue Lakes trailhead on CO14 would be the closest you could get right now.

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Re: Medicine Bows

Postby Matt Lemke » Wed May 11, 2011 2:51 pm

Thinking about the Blue Lakes TH...However I'm now fed up enough with all this snow I'm probably going to head to the desert in Utah where the sun always shines and the snow never falls!
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