Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Pinkish red snow algae

Post general questions and discuss issues related to climbing.
 

Re: Pinkish red snow algae

Postby Yeti » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:36 pm

On topic, I boiled up some red-contaminated snow last week, made up some noodles and freeze-dried potatoes with it. Never felt the least bit queazy.
User Avatar
Yeti

 
Posts: 1797
Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:27 pm
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Thanked: 8 times in 8 posts

Re: Pinkish red snow algae

Postby DrGranola » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:15 pm

This seems to very common in the Boise, Pioneer, Boulder, Smoky and Lost river mountain ranges in Idaho. On a recent climb we found a pool of water in a dry creek bed that was blood red, and we wondered if it could be of the same cause.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watermelon_snow
User Avatar
DrGranola

 
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:22 pm
Location: Boise, Idaho, United States
Thanked: 2 times in 2 posts

Previous

Return to General

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2018 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.