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White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby lefty » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:47 am

Does anyone know if the road is still open past Schulman Grove?
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby Blair » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:35 am

Call the ranger station @ 760-873-2400

Then let us all know :^)
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby Blair » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:56 pm

Ok, I will call...




Clear to Schulman grove as of 858am thurs Nov 4
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby Blair » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:12 am

The recording said the road was clear to Schulman Grove...

I dont know about the 4wd road past that...

I have to call up there again tommorow so I will repost then
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby lefty » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:42 am

I drove the road today and it was clear all the way to Patriach Grove. There was only one small section of road with hard snow across the whole road width on a north facing slope but it was safe to drive on. About a half mile past Patriarch Grove there is a good amount of snow covering half the road on a northeast facing slope near Limestone Peak. I decided to turn around here in order to not get stuck in my 2wd Honda CRV. The Ranger Station is recommending 4wd past Schulman GRove but it is not needed until past Patriach Grove.
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby Blair » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:23 am

thanks lefty!

How much snow is on some of 'dem N Facing slopes?
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby snordhol » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:05 am

I just Climbed White Mountain this last weekend. The road was passable via 4x4 all the way to the Barcroft gate, but I doubt you'd want to venture out there now. Its cooled off considerably over the last two days.

Shot from the Top: http://goo.gl/Mz6Ge
Here is a link to current weather on the peak: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/weather/wmtn.html
Here is a live shot of the peak: http://goo.gl/2GqYJ
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby DollyLlama » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:19 am

Last time I went up White Mtn. there were about 20 pregnant sheep in a pen at Barcroft. A bunch of isolated scientists and pregnant sheep? Anyway, a JPL scientist came out to chat and he sort of smiled. He said they were studying the effects of high altitude on the reproductive systems of the sheep. They chose sheep because they most closely resembled the reproductive system of humans. :)
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby fedak » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:17 am

> A bunch of isolated scientists and pregnant sheep?

That exact same thought crossed my mind when I was walking by that pen:
http://www.fedak.net/photos/WhiteMounta ... ndard.html

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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby SJ » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:12 pm

Insert redneck farmer/new zealander sheep joke here:
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby snordhol » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:04 pm

The sheep are all gone for the Winter.

http://goo.gl/I65HM

I can't imagine they would survive the cold, although the Bighorn Sheep seem to do just fine in the harsh conditions.

http://goo.gl/0X1az
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Re: White Mountain Road Conditions?

Postby DollyLlama » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:58 pm

snordhol wrote:The sheep are all gone for the Winter.

http://goo.gl/I65HM

I can't imagine they would survive the cold, although the Bighorn Sheep seem to do just fine in the harsh conditions.

http://goo.gl/0X1az


No, they wouldn't survive the winter, but it would not be due to the cold.
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