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Snow in AZ

Postby Dan Shorb » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:58 am

Snow in the Flastaff AZ mountains. Pics anyone? It was still there this morning after four or five days.
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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby Clark_Griswold » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:58 pm

Not by me, but:
http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=158895


Also, I think of the Peaks as a mountain, not mountains, but thats not all that important. Now, the real question is, how long before the ski area opens and the winter Peak hiking season can begin?
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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby lcarreau » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:16 pm

The National Weather Service had predicted snow in northern Arizona above 9,000-feet, as early as last Wednesday.

Before you all go freakin' BONKERS over the white stuff, we still have a ways to go before the
San Francisco Peaks are completely covered.

So.. don't chomp down on your bits too hard ... yet.
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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby Clark_Griswold » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:02 am

Buck-bucka!
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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby Alex Wood » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:24 am

Hiked Fremont and Doyle this weekend. On Fremont, there was a good 4 inches of snow on the north slopes and very icy in spots. Did some October glissading as well.

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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby Dan Shorb » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:57 am

Alex Wood wrote:Hiked Fremont and Doyle this weekend. On Fremont, there was a good 4 inches of snow on the north slopes and very icy in spots. Did some October glissading as well.

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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby lcarreau » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:10 am

Alex Wood wrote:Hiked Fremont and Doyle this weekend. On Fremont, there was a good 4 inches of snow on the north slopes and very icy in spots. Did some October glissading as well.


What was your approach ???

I heard the "Lockett Meadow/Inner Basin was
closed by the USFS due to a wildfire earlier
this year.

Seems like they would have closed the gate..
Was it open ?

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Re: Snow in AZ

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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby lcarreau » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:54 pm

Just learned that everything EAST of the Weatherford Trail is indeed closed.

But, according to the USFS, a person can park at the TH near Schultz Tank, and hike up the Weatherford Trail to the saddle between Doyle and Fremont.

The Weatherford Trail must have been the boundary of the Schultz Fire. Guess I need to go up there
and check it out..

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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby Alex Wood » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:47 am

Thats the way we approached Fremont and Doyle. The fire was started around Shultz Pass area and then burned up a drainage up and over Shultz Peak to the point where it finally just exploded and went everywhere. As far as I know, the fire was well away from the Weatherford Trail. I guess it just serves as a point to close off an area, which is too bad
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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:32 am

What's "too bad" is that one lousy "abandoned campfire" had to spoil part of a magnificent area.

Thanks for your post, Alex..
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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby Alex Wood » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:17 am

Yeah it really is a shame. It won't grow back in our life time. Just look at Mt. Elden haha

Here is another pano, but this one if from the top of Fremont

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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby Deb » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:13 am

Just left the Grand Canyon Tues afternoon and the mountains were still quite covered in snow. What is that range just outside of Flagstaff? We had perfect weather in the Canyon for 4 days. :)
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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby Day Hiker » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:03 pm

Deb wrote:What is that range just outside of Flagstaff?


San Francisco . . . Peaks/Mountain/Volcanic_Field/whatever:

http://www.mytopo.com/maps/?mtlat=35.35593&mtlon=-111.65543

http://www.summitpost.org/area/range/236087/san-francisco-volcanic-field.html
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Re: Snow in AZ

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:31 pm

Alex Wood wrote:Yeah it really is a shame. It won't grow back in our life time. Just look at Mt. Elden haha


The Radio Fire on Mount Elden, also a human-caused fire occurring 33 years ago.

Actually, the vegetation seems to be returning to Elden.

And.. anybody who's lived in AZ for any length of time knows they're called THE PEAKS or "San Francisco Peaks."

Also, it's SIERRA, not SIERRAS... ha, ha .......

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