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

southern snow

Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Eastern US. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Eastern US Climbing Partners section.
 

southern snow

Postby e-doc » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:21 am

Didn't think we'd get another winter like last year for awhile but snow is way ahead of yearly average. For instance, Beach Mt has almost had a winters worth of snow. (http://averyweather.com/Almanac/Beech+Mountain+Snow). Can't get up to the hills for another 2 weeks. :(
User Avatar
e-doc

 
Posts: 949
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 7:24 am
Location: Timberlake, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 7 times in 6 posts

Re: southern snow

Postby BobSmith » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:38 pm

Same here. I do have some hiking time coming up, but not for another couple of weeks. Nothing I'd like more than to hit the peaks while they're so packed with snow!
User Avatar
BobSmith

 
Posts: 1242
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:42 am
Location: Matthews, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 16 times in 14 posts

Re: southern snow

Postby StarMan » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:56 am

I attempted Mount Mitchell from the Black Mountain campground yesterday... turned around at Commissary Ridge. 12 to 18 inches there with higher drifts. It's been a good start to the snow season. This week should definitely add more with the big storm tomorrow followed by NW snow activity much of the rest of the week.
User Avatar
StarMan

 
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:01 am
Location: Concord, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: southern snow

Postby e-doc » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:33 am

Starman, Where you park? Beech is up to 87" season total today. I heard Carvers Gap has 30+". As it will be cold through the week I suspect it will be snowshoe deep in 12 days.
User Avatar
e-doc

 
Posts: 949
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 7:24 am
Location: Timberlake, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 7 times in 6 posts

Re: southern snow

Postby dwhike » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:36 pm

What the heck?! Second year running my snow totals in Northern Michigan are running behind that of North Carolina!! Must be global warming... :roll:
User Avatar
dwhike

 
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2001 7:24 am
Location: Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 6 times in 4 posts

Re: southern snow

Postby StarMan » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:08 pm

I parked at the campground (around 3000 ft elevation)... about 4" on the ground there Saturday morning. I'm sure much more even there since the storm last night and today. Here in lowly Concord, NC we had around 4" today... with the Christmas snow that makes around 7" total for the season here, most here so far since 2004 I think!

e-doc wrote:Starman, Where you park? Beech is up to 87" season total today. I heard Carvers Gap has 30+". As it will be cold through the week I suspect it will be snowshoe deep in 12 days.
User Avatar
StarMan

 
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:01 am
Location: Concord, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Re: southern snow

Postby e-doc » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:51 am

I'm going camping, I'm going camping. My partner needed to change call weekends so my son and I wil be off to the woods. Low Sunday am in 20's so not too awful. We'll see how much snow has fallen up high. :))
User Avatar
e-doc

 
Posts: 949
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 7:24 am
Location: Timberlake, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 7 times in 6 posts

Re: southern snow

Postby e-doc » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:27 pm

Will be going to Rogers or Roan. Will report on snow depth. Inever thought I'd see a winter as snowy as last year soon but.....
http://averyweather.com/Almanac/Beech+Mountain+Snow :geek:
User Avatar
e-doc

 
Posts: 949
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 7:24 am
Location: Timberlake, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 7 times in 6 posts

Re: southern snow

Postby e-doc » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:58 am

Returned tonight from Mt Rogers. Snowshoed up the Mt Rogers trail yesterday. Took us 5 hours to cover 4.5 miles. The last 2 miles below Deep Gap uphill, unbroken and deep snow. Set up camp in the dark. Temp the am low 20's. This am went over to Thomas Knob, no sign of anyone except some XC skiers at Briar Ridge. Made our way out to the Ed's car for trip down to my car. There's alot of snow on the mountain. Some nice snow camping. :D
User Avatar
e-doc

 
Posts: 949
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 7:24 am
Location: Timberlake, North Carolina, United States
Thanked: 7 times in 6 posts


Return to Eastern US (New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast)

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.