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First New Snow of the 05/06 Season

post #1 of 17
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My spirits have been lifted away from all this depressing talk about lift ticket prices.

It snowed in the Tetons last night.

We had a great thunder and lightning and rain storm overnight and it's still cloudy and threatening right now. Through breaks in the clouds, however, I could see new snow on the Tetons this morning.

It probably only snowed from 11,000 feet up, but it's a start.

It'll all be gone as soon as the sun comes out, but it's a start.

Life is good. :
post #2 of 17
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters
My spirits have been lifted away from all this depressing talk about lift ticket prices.

It snowed in the Tetons last night.

We had a great thunder and lightning and rain storm overnight and it's still cloudy and threatening right now. Through breaks in the clouds, however, I could see new snow on the Tetons this morning.

It probably only snowed from 11,000 feet up, but it's a start.

It'll all be gone as soon as the sun comes out, but it's a start.

Life is good. :
Any pictures for us to drool over?
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Finndog
Any pictures for us to drool over?
I'm going to try to get a couple of shots a little later this morning. It's very cloudy right now.

For a picture of a completely different kind to drool over, see my next new thread...
post #4 of 17
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Some photos...

It rained pretty much all day on Thursday and by the time the clouds lifted in the evening a good share of the new snow was already gone.

Here's the east face of the Grand Teton with some of the new snow:




And here, going from left to right, is Ice Point, Storm Point, and Symmetry Spire. The Spire is my target for tomorrow:



And here are a couple of bull elk that were coming down of the trees at sunset. Kind of a lousy photo because they were a long way away and the light was bad:



Almost all the new snow is gone now, but it's sure nice to see that Mother Nature remembers how to make it happen.
post #5 of 17
Why am I living on the East coast!!!!!!

Thank you, Bob.
post #6 of 17
How much can a full-grown elk weight?

Thats a lot of smoke sausage.

Sorry
post #7 of 17
It was snowing on our highest peak on August 7th although it´s only about 5,250 ft. A very cold summer. No global/local warming. Lots of fans and air conditioners unsold and discounted.

I´m supersticious. It´s cold now but I can imagine the no-snow temperatures and days in November and December.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by rayl1964
How much can a full-grown elk weight?
I'd say the range is from 500 lbs. (cow) up to 1000 lbs. (very large bull).

Nice pics Bob!
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Bonni
Why am I living on the East coast!!!!!!

Thank you, Bob.

That's something you have to discuss with skier_j
post #10 of 17
Stunning pix, and what a purdy elk!
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mainiac
Stunning pix, and what a purdy elk!
Better hurry out there with your BIGgun and kill it.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by BillA
Better hurry out there with your BIGgun and kill it.
Please do. There are too many elk around these parts.
post #13 of 17
I'll be hunting South Africa, it's cheaper.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mainiac
I'll be hunting South Africa, it's cheaper.
Didn't know there were Elk in South Africa.
post #15 of 17
Didn't know you were allowed to hunt South Africans? IMO fair game
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Rio
Please do. There are too many elk around these parts.
Can I please get some chops, NY Strip and fillets? UMMMMM, good eating fer;shure! Port wine with dried cherries and a nice Pinot, I'm hungry now.....

Bob, awesome pics and I can smell the crisp fresh air.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by zion zig zag
I'd say the range is from 500 lbs. (cow) up to 1000 lbs. (very large bull).

Nice pics Bob!
Several years ago, my ex did a high-country guided hunt. Got an elk his first day out, not sure of the weight but he shipped home several hundred pounds of meat. We had to buy a freezer to store it, and it was good eatin'! Stew meat was the best and those steaks weren't bad either.
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