Snowpack 2019 Increasingly Passable

Trail Tip Tuesday Blog Post – SNOWPACK INCREASINGLY PASSABLE – July 2, 2019. Guesswork here. Building on recent blog posts, these guesses are based on user reports, etc. “Passable” refers to remaining snowpack and indicates that enough has melted to no longer be overly arduous or hazardous, and without snow-related navigation challenges. Segs 1-5 passable […]

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Snowpack 2019 and the Hardcores

Trail Tip Tuesday Blog Post – SNOWPACK and the HARDCORES – June 25, 2019. Guesswork based on user reports follows. “Passable” relates to remaining snowpack and that enough has melted to no longer be overly arduous or hazardous, and without snow-related navigation challenges. Segs 1-5 all passable (no snowpack left) Seg 6 high elevations impassable […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Details

Trail Tip Tuesday Blog Post – SNOWPACK and DETAILS – June 18, 2019. Segs 1-5 PASSABLE (tiny snow remains) Seg 6-10 not passable (lengthy & deep snow up high) Seg 11 PASSABLE Segs 12-13 not passable (snow up high still) Seg 14 PASSABLE (no snow left) Seg 15-17 not passable (lengthy and deep snow in […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Segment 19 Creek Ford

Trail Tip Tuesday – SNOWPACK and SEGMENT 19 CREEK FORD – June 11, 2019. The melt is on! More segments have become passable. The end-to-end CT segments we consider snow passable are Segments 1, 2, 3, 4 (yes 4), 5, 11, 14, 18 and 19. Guessing it will be weeks yet before other segments become […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Early Start Thru Travel

Trail Tip Tuesday – SNOWPACK and EARLY START THRU TRAVEL – June 4, 2019. Deep snow still exists along much of The Colorado Trail. But warmer weather has arrived, including mountain lows above freezing, and the snow is starting to melt. The end-to-end CT segments we consider snow passable are Segments 1, 2, 3, 5, […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Avalanche News Feature

Trail Tip Tuesday – SNOWPACK and AVALANCHE NEWS FEATURE – May 28, 2019. Unusual winter-like conditions still exist along much of The Colorado Trail. Another snowstorm came through last week and temperatures remain unusually cool, slowing the snow melt. The CT segments we consider snow passable are still (only) Segments 1, 2, 3, 5, and […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Buried Trail

Trail Tip Tuesday – SNOWPACK and BURIED TRAIL – May 21, 2019. We’re upbeat about the 2019 trail season for The Colorado Trail. CT travelers will experience great adventure, likely enhanced by this season’s unusual challenges of deeper than normal snowpack and Trail buried by avalanche debris. No doubt, for distance travelers (including thru-hikers) the […]

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Snowpack 2019 and “Mountaineering”

Trail Tip Tuesday – SNOWPACK and MOUNTAINEERING – May 14, 2019. Mid May now and another portion of The Colorado Trail has become snowpack “passable,” meaning it has melted enough to where it is not overly arduous or hazardous for the average CT user to pass through, for example, on a lengthy hike, bike or […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Starting Too Early

Trail Tip Tuesday – 2019 DEEP SNOWPACK and STARTING TOO EARLY – May 7, 2019. A spring snowstorm is in the forecast for the next few days. It’s likely to drop maybe a foot of new snow in the Colorado mountains including along The Colorado Trail. This is pretty normal for early May and it […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Avalanche Efforts

Trail Tip Tuesday – 2019 DEEP SNOWPACK and AVALANCHE EFFORTS – April 30, 2019. Though Segments 1, 2 and 3 have been passable (snow free) for weeks now, today’s April/May snowstorm might make them impassable again, as up to 15 inches of snow is in the forecast for the foothills and even more in the […]

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