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Vail Pass area snow report

Postby Scott P » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:53 am

We have a reservation for Chucks Cabin November 30-December 1 and were climbing Shrine Mountain and the Wingle Ridge. When booked, it was expected to be a snowshoe, but I assume that there's not much snow around in the area?
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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby Dave B » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:05 am

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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby Bean » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:07 am

You can cache the snowshoes at home for this one.

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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby MuchosPixels » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:30 pm

I would not worry about snow in that area at all. Be prepared for changing conditions in regards to temperature and wind though.

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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby RoanMtnMan » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:39 am

Packing list: Trail shoes and lots of sunscreen.

I can report that the trail running is great up there right now and the forecast is calling for continued melting of the few remaining snow patches.
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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby Duffus Kentucky Climber » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:44 am

Is it starting to look like March is the new January?
It looks like the ridge is just right up there!

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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby TravelingMatt » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:59 am

Duffus Kentucky Climber wrote:Is it starting to look like March is the new January?


More like December is the new July.
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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby YonderMountain » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:02 pm

Any updates? Specifically Vail Pass to Uneva Peak? Thanks! :-D

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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby PaliKona » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:49 am

Bean wrote:You can cache the snowshoes at home for this one.


I laughed

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Re: Vail Pass area snow report

Postby davebobk47 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:12 am

I did Uneva about a week ago and it hasn't snowed since. Other than gaitors I didn't use anything else (microspikes, snowshoes, etc). The trail is well packed down lower then I caught a slope with a bit of a south aspect - the snow was 0-3 inches on the slope. You might be able to find a drift or two but for the most part you won't see anything more than about 6 inches.
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