14ers in California and Washington state or any other peak in the USA
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Anyone been down in the Taos area and had eyes on Wheeler recently? Looking for conditions. Thanks!
Taos Ski Resort has reported 22 inches of snow in the last few days.
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I was just in the mountains near there and there was about a foot plus of powder. Watch the conditions closely because both routes can have some significant avy danger. My gut says it would not be safe right now. I live in Santa Fe and have climbed Wheeler a bunch in the winter. You can PM if I can answer any questions.
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Agree with desertdog. The avy risk is probably very high up there right now.
is it asking too much?
That's what I figured, but wanted to see if anyone had first hand knowledge. Thanks all!
And that area does get its extra share of snow, fyi. I've been there three times, once conditions were good, and twice I turned around due to what I considered hazardous conditions, on days where weather was generally ok, or just lighter snow in Santa Fe or Sandia Mountains further south.