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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.
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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.

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