CT Conditions 2019 July 30

Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 – July 30. Closure info at the bottom; avalanche too; read this top to bottom. SNOWPACK Substantially melted but there’s still some remaining snow. It’s improving quickly, but this is the latest melt-out (by 2-3 weeks) in the history of The Colorado Trail. Informed guesswork continues below, thanks to […]

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CT Conditions 2019 July 23

Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 – July 23. Closure info at the bottom; avalanche too. SNOWPACK Substantially melted but there’s still some remaining snowpack. It’s improving quickly. Informed guesswork continues below, thanks to user and volunteer reports including some with detail. “PASSABLE” indicates that, in our view, it has become easily snow-passable, that enough […]

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CT Conditions 2019 July 16

Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 – July 16. SNOWPACK Backcountry guesswork continues below, thanks to user and volunteer reports including some with detail. “PASSABLE” indicates that, in our view, it has become it easily snow-passable, that enough has melted to no longer be overly arduous or hazardous, and without snow-related navigation challenges. Segs 1-5 […]

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CT Conditions 2019 July 9

Trail Tip Tuesday Blog Post – CONDITIONS 2019 SNOW AND MORE – July 9, 2019. SNOWPACK Great news! Melt-off of this year’s record snow has progressed and even more of the CT is passable. Guesswork continues below, thanks to wonderful user and volunteer reports. “PASSABLE” refers to whether we consider it easily snow-passable, indicating that […]

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CT Detour at Copper Mountain

July 6, 2019…DETOUR, here’s info about a two-mile, temporary detour at Copper Mountain affecting small portions of CT Segments 7 and 8. The detour starts at Segment 7, mile 12.8 (from-Denver mile 117.2) where the CT meets the Summit County Rec Path. (See photos. Note detour sign with CT and CDT markers.) Diverge from the […]

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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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