Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

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Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by Mitsugi » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:13 am

Will the snow ever stop?! Will we ever hike again?!! No Spring or Summer this year, just snow clear through until December!!
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by Dave B » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:21 am

It's April.
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by ekalina » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:46 am

Mitsugi wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:13 am
Will the snow ever stop?! Will we ever hike again?!! No Spring or Summer this year, just snow clear through until December!!
Sounds good to me.

The snowpack is quite below average for this time of year. The current snowfall notwithstanding (which will probably be gone in a week), there should be more hiking objectives in play than usual?
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by EatinHardtack » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:48 am

It’s April and hasn’t snowed in a few weeks. I’ve seen plenty of people hiking and getting after it.
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by Bombay2Boulder » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:03 am

Here's how we look currently - https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/co/snow/
SW Utah/western slopes are always an option if you want dry hiking.
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by dpage » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:13 am

It snowed more last year on this day in Northern Colorado than it did last night.
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by Dan_Suitor » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:47 am

Mitsugi wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:13 am
Will the snow ever stop?! Will we ever hike again?!! No Spring or Summer this year, just snow clear through until December!!
Are you new to Colorado? Here in Conifer, it can snow into early June. This is typical and peaks don’t clear off until July.
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Post by peter303 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:53 am

If the current drought continues, there will be low-snow 14ers by Fathers Day, somewhat early this year.
Statewide snowpack is 85% of normal and started declining two weeks earlier than usual (April 1 instead of April 15.) The exception is the Front Range South Platte basin which is slightly above normal.
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by Jim Davies » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:19 am

I'm heading out to hike in the snow. It's pretty out there!
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by HikerGuy » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:35 am

I'll take the snow now if it means less smoke this summer.
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Re: Will we ever hike again?!?! Endless Snow!

Post by jmanner » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:41 am

I hope it doesnt stop snowing! Id rather not see another fire year like we had last year. FYI: average last day for measurable snow in Denver is generally May 12th
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