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Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby PackLightPaul » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:06 pm

Looks like there are very few posts about snowshoeing this winter. Where is all the snow? Have you been out in the woods lately please tell me where I can put my snowshoes to work. Any snow in the Whites? How about the Dacks? Green mountains have any snow? I need to get outside AaaHHHHH cabin fever is setting in!!!
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby chugach mtn boy » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:55 pm

Western Maine (Rumford/Black Mountain area) had enough for decent snowshoeing last weekend.
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby Bark Eater » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:06 pm

Have you guys looked at this website? Obviously no fine scale definition but very cool. The data gets updated every day.

http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/snow_model/i ... theast.jpg
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby The Chief » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:07 pm

zodis wrote:We've had very little this year in Pennsylvania, and that's OK with me. I hate snow. February is a big snow month here, so we will see what happens. I'll be out in the woods regardless. :)


That's the ticket... improvise, adapt, overcome and go have fun at the cost of no one else regardless what Mother Nature throws at ya.


That my friend is what this climbing shit is ALLLLLLL about.


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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby AlexeyD » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:58 pm

As of now, the White Mountains generally have between 1 and 3 feet of snow depending on elevation, aspect, etc. - somewhat below normal for this time of year, but definitely enough for decent snowshoeing.
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby Hotoven » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:17 pm

Yeah, I keep hoping for snow myself, but we have barley got 30 degree nights going on here where I live in PA. I'm still waiting on ice coming in here on PA so I can dominate it!
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby Autoxfil » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:15 pm

It's been a fun year of drytooling and climbing scary-thin stuff in PA.

Not much good skiing in the Daks. But, approaches can still be mostly booted, which is nice.

There's snow in the High Peaks, though. Plenty of snowshoeing above 3k feet!
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby AlexeyD » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:34 pm

Just came back from a 4-day trip to Mt. Katahdin; ski/snowshoeing conditions in northern Maine are EXCELLENT right now - snow is at least 2 feet deep in lower elevations to 4+ feet at higher elevations, most lakes and streams are nicely frozen, pretty much perfect all around. Get up there if you have the chance!
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby PackLightPaul » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:34 pm

Thanks everyone, Frank cool site I had not seen that before. I'm heading to the Green Mtns this weekend for some snoeshoeing I'll report back Monday with my findings.
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby Hotoven » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:39 pm

AlexeyD wrote:Just came back from a 4-day trip to Mt. Katahdin; ski/snowshoeing conditions in northern Maine are EXCELLENT right now - snow is at least 2 feet deep in lower elevations to 4+ feet at higher elevations, most lakes and streams are nicely frozen, pretty much perfect all around. Get up there if you have the chance!


Thanks for the up date, sounds like you had a good time!
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby BobSmith » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:30 pm

We didn't have a winter here in NC. It never even snowed a flurry here in the Charlotte area. I was only able to hike in the snow a single time in the mountains. Had to be one of the worst ever winters for no snow and ridiculously warm weather.
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby PackLightPaul » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:24 pm

Hi Everyone big let down in the snow department when I went to the Killington area in Feb. Oh well there is always next season.
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby Jow » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:27 pm

PackLightPaul wrote:Hi Everyone big let down in the snow department when I went to the Killington area in Feb. Oh well there is always next season.



No kidding I was up there for bachelor party and we were supposed to go snowmobiling but the tours were cancelled due to lack of snow on trails.
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Re: Where is all the snow in the East?

Postby e-doc » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:05 am

I saw snow for 2 days on and around Clingmans Dome last month.
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