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Charleston conditions in mid-January

Postby deungsan » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:39 am

Does anyone know how Charleston is looking these days?

is there a Web site that posts daily reports?

A Web cam?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:45 am

check out links in these threads:
http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=50088
http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewto ... c&start=15

Friends who recently went up the North sides of Mummy Toe, Harris, and Griffith reported up to 5 feet of snow.
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Postby MoapaPk » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:10 am

YMMV, but I just saw this post on a local board:

"the access to the South Loop and Cathedral trail heads are chain-linked off from the picnic area entrance to the private property drive. Posted access is suppose to be from the Echo trail head...but there are shortcuts.

Snow on the trails is packed and crusty for the most part; watch your footing on old post-holes. Snowshoeing is good off-trail and across the chutes. Good pace can be made on the trails in boots; I used some Kahtoola Microspikes and they worked well, but not necessary; a few crust breakthroughs, but solid for the most part.
Ran into one other hiker, who was wearing shorts and approach (running) shoes. He had already summited Griffith Peak, and was on his way up Cathedral. The concern is that he was alone, traveling light, with no winter gear for an emergency overnight...a broken ankle up there could be disaster."


I don't know how far he went.
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Postby kevin trieu » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:20 am

was there yesterday. snow all the way. a lot of powder and unconsolidated snow. crotch deep for a long time. if you do the Mary Jane Falls TH, you'll have a snow trench all the way to the summit.
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