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Capital & Elk Range snowfall

Postby Eric Holle » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:25 pm

Can anybody in the Aspen area provide information on how much snowfall there has been above 13,000 in the Elk Range? I was hoping to climb Captial this weekend, but with new snowfall, it might be a bit dicy.

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Postby McCannster » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:54 pm

I'm hoping to do Maroon Bells traverse+Pyramid (yes I like to suffer) next weekend. Hopefully whatever snow fell up there will be mostly gone by then.
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Postby BLong » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:14 pm

We are planning on heading up to Treasure Mountain tomorrow, so I will be able to give a better report then. As for right now, there is definitely some snow, but we didn't get hammered nearly as bad as the front range. I biked up to 10,000 feet yesterday and the only snow I could see (other than the flurries that were blowing into my face) were up on the high peaks. Even up there, it really just looked like a dusting.
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Postby byates » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:25 am

I was on East Beckwith in the West Elks today, snow looks thick on the southwest side of the Bells. Aspens need a week before peak color.
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