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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby evolve » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:20 pm

rijaca wrote:
Vincopotamus wrote:Spotted some snow on the high, northern aspects of Pigeon and Turret from up around Purg.

You can see the high, northern aspects of Pigeon and Turret from Purg? :roll:

Wait... either I'm failing to internet properly or...

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... yes, you can!

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby rijaca » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:35 pm

evolve wrote:
rijaca wrote:
Vincopotamus wrote:Spotted some snow on the high, northern aspects of Pigeon and Turret from up around Purg.

You can see the high, northern aspects of Pigeon and Turret from Purg? :roll:

Wait... either I'm failing to internet properly or...

needles.jpg

... yes, you can!


Yep, that is Pigeon and Turret, just not the northern aspects.
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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby evolve » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:59 pm

rijaca wrote:
evolve wrote:
rijaca wrote:You can see the high, northern aspects of Pigeon and Turret from Purg? :roll:

Wait... either I'm failing to internet properly or...
...
... yes, you can!


Yep, that is Pigeon and Turret, just not the northern aspects.

Please don't make me prove you wrong. :)

Edit: don't read that as hostile, just playing :)

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby MrJohnnySpot » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:25 am

Can anybody comment on how Massive looks today?

Debating a trip up there to do Massive tomorrow AM, if not going for Massive Mania. Looks cold and probably windy but after being on lockdown because of the floods last weekend and having a friend bail on me the weekend before (I was going to do the Loft Route on Longs but now that seems like it's not an option for this season. I'm getting a bit crazy not having been in the mountains in a few weekends, hopefully, the weather will hold tomorrow and there's not much snow left today.

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby 2 left ft » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:18 am

I saw a dusting on Torres Wed when I was on Parnassus but most of it looked melted on the way down and then lost sight of the summit due to a storm around 2pm.

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby rbailey23 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:00 pm

MrJohnnySpot wrote:Can anybody comment on how Massive looks today?

Debating a trip up there to do Massive tomorrow AM, if not going for Massive Mania. Looks cold and probably windy but after being on lockdown because of the floods last weekend and having a friend bail on me the weekend before (I was going to do the Loft Route on Longs but now that seems like it's not an option for this season. I'm getting a bit crazy not having been in the mountains in a few weekends, hopefully, the weather will hold tomorrow and there's not much snow left today.


MrJohnnySpot, a friend and I are also hoping to do Massive tomorrow, but it looks pretty cold and possibly crappy weather this weekend. I'm hoping someone else replies with an update! The last conditions report was from the 15th. [-o<

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby bigredmachine » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:25 pm

Keep in mind if you are using the weather tab on this site/NOAA Massives numbers are coming from 14k, in other words the weather always appears worse on Massive

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby BrianWright » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:35 pm

I heard there was snow on Independence Pass, so I am guessing there is snow in the Elks and parts of the Sawatches. Beautiful days yesterday and today, though, so it probably wont last
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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby MrJohnnySpot » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:33 pm

bigredmachine wrote:Keep in mind if you are using the weather tab on this site/NOAA Massives numbers are coming from 14k, in other words the weather always appears worse on Massive


That's great to know! I didn't realize it was pulling from that high, makes me more optimistic about pulling it off tomorrow. I'm pretty sure I can deal with the cold, if not to pull off the Mania, at least to summit the primary/standard summit (and then run my butt back to the TH/car!).

rbailey23 wrote:
MrJohnnySpot wrote:Can anybody comment on how Massive looks today?

Debating a trip up there to do Massive tomorrow AM, if not going for Massive Mania. Looks cold and probably windy but after being on lockdown because of the floods last weekend and having a friend bail on me the weekend before (I was going to do the Loft Route on Longs but now that seems like it's not an option for this season. I'm getting a bit crazy not having been in the mountains in a few weekends, hopefully, the weather will hold tomorrow and there's not much snow left today.


MrJohnnySpot, a friend and I are also hoping to do Massive tomorrow, but it looks pretty cold and possibly crappy weather this weekend. I'm hoping someone else replies with an update! The last conditions report was from the 15th. [-o<


Sweet! Maybe I'll run into ya'll tomorrow. I'll pretty much be wearing exactly what I have in my avatar photo, though perhaps I'll have my black jacket on over it, and my trekking poles to boot, since the cold/wind should be lovely. But, after having climbed Longs in 30-50mph winds once when it was ~45 out, I'm thinking I can push through it. And, if not, well I'll get outside for a bit and can always try for the summit another day. :)

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby Aug_Dog » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:45 pm

Grizzly and Lenawee from Loveland Pass Thursday morning. The face of Lenawee looked quite filled in compared to the rest of the ridge. The back side of Torreys had a noticeable amount of snow on it, too, from the Chihuahua Gulch side. Really pretty. Sorry for the crappy quality.

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby rking007 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:27 pm

Aug_Dog wrote:Grizzly and Lenawee from Loveland Pass Thursday morning. The face of Lenawee looked quite filled in compared to the rest of the ridge. The back side of Torreys had a noticeable amount of snow on it, too, from the Chihuahua Gulch side. Really pretty. Sorry for the crappy quality.

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Re: Snow seen on the following peaks today:

Postby BlueKhan » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:37 pm

BrianWright wrote:I heard there was snow on Independence Pass, so I am guessing there is snow in the Elks and parts of the Sawatches. Beautiful days yesterday and today, though, so it probably wont last


My brother did North Maroon this morning and said there was most definitely snow and ice...particularly in the chimney/rock band area.

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