A cornice near the summit of...

A cornice near the summit of Elbert.

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nd987 - Mar 6, 2009 11:06 pm - Hasn't voted

amazing view

what a view! how deep was the snow up there, and when was this taken?

Trevor Simmons

Trevor Simmons - Apr 3, 2009 4:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Thanks for the comment

It's hard to say how deep the snow was, but I would guess somewhere between 10-20 feet. This was the snow-loaded side of the ridge; the other was virtually barren from the strong winds on the summit.

The photo was taken on December 4. I would guess the ridge would have considerably more snow by April or May...

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