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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Snowpack 2019 and the word “Passable”

Trail Tip Tuesday – SNOWPACK and “PASSABLE” – April 23, 2019. It’s late April and snowpack questions about The Colorado Trail are becoming more numerous. Recent CTF blogs have discussed some of the related aspects including start dates, swollen creeks and avalanche impacts. In coming weeks we will try passing along the volunteer and user […]

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Snowpack 2019 and Avalanche Impacts

Trail Tip Tuesday – 2019 DEEP SNOWPACK and AVALANCHE IMPACTS – April 16, 2019. Given that it’s mid-April now, it is impossible to know for sure all the ways this spring’s super-deep snowpack, averaging around 150% of average, will affect The Colorado Trail this summer. Our guesses include later start dates for distance travelers and […]

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2019 Deep Snowpack Start Dates

Trail Tip Tuesday – 2019 DEEP SNOWPACK and START DATES. Given that April has just begun, it is impossible to know for sure how the super-deep snowpack this spring, averaging around 150% of average, will affect The Colorado Trail this summer. But we have some good guesses and we’ll begin sharing them on Tuesdays starting […]

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