Re: Snow already here to stay?September 19 2017 at 1:34 PM
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Dan (Premier Login bigdan_boise)
Response to Snow already here to stay?
This September snow is fairly common. In fact, it happened last year.
We got snowed on during the fall outing on Devils Bedstead East in September of 2005, but over a month later we climbed Big Basin Peak snowfree (nearby and similar elevation).
The biggest snows I remember though were 2007. They hit early and were deep. However, it cleared off and in November I climbed WCP-1 with Zach. The snow was mostly gone except for a few sections on the north sides in the trees (it was deep in spots).
I won't guarantee it melts off, but chances are likely it will. The point forecasts for above 10k next week are around 40 degrees. It won't take long for that to melt the ridges off.
Platt is good about remembering this stuff... look forward to his insight.