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Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby bhollamby » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:05 pm

Finally getting some time to get out again...Looking to climb Monday or Tuesday (10/29-10/30). Thinking about heading to the Sawatch for Shavano/Tabeguache or Harvard/Columbia.

Anyone have information on the conditions (snow) of these or the surrounding areas?
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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby GeezerClimber » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:19 pm

There is not much snow on the Collegiates. Clear and cold today.

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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby bhollamby » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:30 pm

I climbed Shavano and Tabeguache on 11/5/12. They were clear and I couldn't see anything that had enough snow on them to even begin to worry.
Looking at the weather though it might of been the last weekend of this clear weather...winter is coming \:D/
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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby Mindy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:52 am

Interested in Shavano & Tabequache Conditions. Has anyone climbed these recently and have an update? Also interested in the status of the road - specifically, can my Ford Focus still drive to the TH?

Thanks in advance for any information!

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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby peter303 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:50 am

Nov 26, 2012 SNOTEL is 44% normal snowpack for state, 30% for Sawatch (Ark valley).
Evans is gray again.

Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:41 am

Roads are dry and mountains are mostly dry except for some north facing slopes that have some snow and provide a good descent. Was high up by Princeton on Sunday. Got a good look at Shav and Tab, pretty dry.

I would take gaitors for the slopes I just mentioned and some places in the trees warrented them.
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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby Mindy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:28 pm

Thanks FireOnTheMountain! Appreciated.

Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby DoubelDD » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:24 am

I just did Antero and could see Tab and Shav, it's like summer up there, see my TR with some photos of Tab and Shav. Crazy dry, I wore my softshell paints and winter boots, I should have wore trail runners and hiking pants
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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby Mindy » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:22 pm

I have Shavano & Tabequache calendared for 12/28, and am interested in Conditions. Has anyone climbed these recently and have an update? Also interested in the status of the road - specifically, can my Ford Focus still drive to the TH?

Thanks in advance for any information!

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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby geojed » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:38 pm

On 12/13 Furthermore posted this TH update: http://14ers.com/php14ers/threport.php?recnum=2990

Much snow has fallen since then and more is forecast to fall this week. My guess is it would be not accessible, even with 4WD. That is, unless a bunch of people go up there and smooth out the snow or plow it.
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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby Mindy » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:44 pm

Thanks Furthermore and Geojed.... I have not even seen that page before on this site! So much info here.... love it!

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Re: Sawatch Range Snow?

Postby Mindy » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:04 am

Interested now in Jennings Creek route.... TH, etc. If anyone has any information about that route and TH that would be great. Thanks again everyone!

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