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Rock Creek area snow?

Postby Luciano136 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:21 pm

Been out of the loop for a while. Is there any snow to speak of left in the area? Thinking about hiking Morgan (s) Saturday. I assume I won't need any snow gear (i.e. ice axe/crampons) ?
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Re: Rock Creek area snow?

Postby pjames » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:02 pm

I did south Morgan over a month ago, the snow was easily avoidable. However the axe allowed me to use a steep snowy chute to hasten my decent with a glissade. Don't know if the snow would still permit that now though.
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Re: Rock Creek area snow?

Postby haha1 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:01 am

I hiked Mt. Morgan (south) in July with none of the snow travel equipment you mentioned. It was fine. You could even avoid the snow if you wanted to, but I ended up glissading on some sections with just hiking poles. I imagine there would be a lot less snow up there now than there was when I was up there. Have fun - it's quite a view.
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Re: Rock Creek area snow?

Postby Luciano136 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:08 pm

So, definitely clear all the way to the summit. Thunderstorms were more of a problem. Turned around a few hundred feet from the top; about 10min later it was snowing. Looked like it was the right decision.
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