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snow conditions for sawtooths

Postby climbingchic » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:45 am

Can someone tell me how much snow, if any, the sawtooths got, specifically Thompson Peak, Mickey's spire, and Mt. Carter? thanks!
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Re: snow conditions for sawtooths

Postby splattski » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:54 pm

Looks like None. Lost Rivers got some, but they are colder/farther east.

You can always check the Sawtooths for yourself here:
http://www.sawtoothcamera.com/fullsize.html
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Re: snow conditions for sawtooths

Postby MountainMan38 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:18 am

I was just up at Thompson Peak a couple weeks ago and conditions were great. The only snow was on Thompson peak (very little) and a little at the base. You won't see a lot of snow at the higher altitudes until mid November. It can vary from year to year but as of now, there isn't much up there.
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Re: snow conditions for sawtooths

Postby splattski » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:15 pm

MountainMan38 wrote:You won't see a lot of snow at the higher altitudes until mid November.


I wouldn't be quite that bold with my predictions.
This is Banner Creek summit, just off the highway, in October. A lot more up high. And it's not unusual. We almost always get turns in the Sawtooths by early November.
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Re: snow conditions for sawtooths

Postby DrGranola » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:33 pm

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Re: snow conditions for sawtooths

Postby MountainMan38 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:59 pm

Ok, maybe November was a bit to far into the season. Anyways the point was, that there was very little up there as of a couple weeks ago.
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Re: snow conditions for sawtooths

Postby climbingchic » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:25 pm

I should've been more specific because here in SLC we got rain most of the week with very little snow and I was shocked. I didn't know if you guys got hit with the same storms, but it was from those storms that I was wondering if the mtns got any. Not that I had to say all that, but I appreciate all the replies. That camera said it all and is all I needed to see. It looks like things are good with the weather. I'm excited! Thanks again!
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