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snowshoe conditions

Post by bdwyer » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:53 pm

ANYONE know if areas above Moffat Tunnel near Rollinsville are good to go on snowshoeing? Or any other recommendations?
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Re: snowshoe conditions

Post by climbnowworklater » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:31 am

.Way to early. Especially this season.
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Re: snowshoe conditions

Post by stephakett » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:43 am

snowshoes fall in the “flotation” category with xc skis and flotation is not necessary/worthwhile until you’re working with a few feet of snow. according to opensummit, there are some deep spots up top in the zirkels, parts of the elks, and the southern san juans but that’s going to be far more technical than what i think you’re looking for.
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Re: snowshoe conditions

Post by CaptCO » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:45 am

stephakett wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:43 am
snowshoes fall in the “flotation” category with xc skis and flotation is not necessary/worthwhile until you’re working with a few feet of snow. according to opensummit, there are some deep spots up top in the zirkels, parts of the elks, and the southern san juans but that’s going to be far more technical than what i think you’re looking for.
I generally agree but was happy to have them on Cronin a few days ago
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Re: snowshoe conditions

Post by summitrunner » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:12 pm

The Leadville/Lake County region is ready-ish.
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