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I got snowed on today - 8/8/09

post #1 of 28
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It wasn't much and it didn't stick to anything, but I saw my first snow of the new season today. 

A friend and I were hiking at the top of the tram at Jackson Hole.  The temp at the top of the mountain was 34 degrees and it was snowing very lightly.

Winter lovers... take heart.  It won't be long now.
post #2 of 28
Sweet!

I always get excited about the first flakes.  Around here that means November or so.
post #3 of 28
Nice
post #4 of 28
take that El Ninio!
post #5 of 28
I'm ready!
post #6 of 28
 
               
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Beat me to it.  I got snowed on as well.  My wife, daughter, and I were hiking to Naomi Peak.  Its just east of Logan UT, elevation 9,979.   It came down quite hard and lasted well over an hour.  It started to stick in some spots.  My wife was laughing at me because she could tell I was getting excited. 
post #8 of 28
 We were going camping up Crystal Creek this weekend and choose not to.  We went to Granite hotsprings instead.  What a zoo.  I had only gone on cold wet days in Nov before and never saw more than 10 people half of whom I generally knew.  Early snow is a harbinger for sure, but is useless and even dangerous if it hangs around.  I would like to see no snow untill the second week in Nov and then snow 2x a week for the rest of the season.
post #9 of 28
At the Pathways dedication this morning, the Superintendent of GTNP said the climbing rangers reported 12" of new on the Lower Saddle.
post #10 of 28
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There was frost on cars in the parking lots this morning.  Hee hee.
post #11 of 28
Mowed my lawn (2 acres) in the snow on 08/08/09.  Had my Carhart jacket, hat, sorels, gloves, and three layers on until in warmed up to a balmy 49 degrees in the afternoon.
post #12 of 28
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At the Pathways dedication this morning, the Superintendent of GTNP said the climbing rangers reported 12" of new on the Lower Saddle.


 


Where is that ? I'm ready.
post #13 of 28
My cycling coach was in the Wind Rivers, and said they had 18 inches they woke up to on Saturday morning...

With how cool it has been here on the Front Range, maybe we will have a great winter (fingers crossed).
post #14 of 28
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Originally Posted by skicougar View Post





Where is that ? I'm ready.

Drive to Grand Teton National Park, park at Lupine Meadows, grab pack and skis, hike to Garnet Canyon, head WEST from the Meadows to the saddle between the Grand and the Middle Teton, ski.

Edited by Bill Emmett - 8/11/2009 at 05:06 pm GMT
post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 
skicougar:

Here's the Lower Saddle, elevation 11,600':

(Photo by Epic Skier Mike Peterson)



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Originally Posted by Bill Emmett View Post




Drive to Grand Teton National Park, park at Lupine Meadows, grab pack and skis, hike to Garnet Canyon, head east from the Meadows to the saddle between the Grand and the Middle Teton, ski.
Ummmm... EAST?
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
More Lower Saddle photos.  All of these were taken on August 5, 2007.

The saddle is the low spot in the horizon above us:



Almost to the Saddle.  This shot taken looking southeast toward the Teton Glacier:



The Exum climbing hut at the Saddle.  Teton Glacier in background:



And the Exum Ridge climbing route on the Grand Teton:

post #17 of 28
Solid Work!!!  I've been there many, many times...

How high did you go?

Rumor has it that Finn is coming out to Mountain Bike/Climb the Grand in Sept!
post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Skiing-in-Jackson View Post

Solid Work!!!  I've been there many, many times...

How high did you go?

Rumor has it that Finn is coming out to Mountain Bike/Climb the Grand in Sept!

 

I've only done the Grand twice - both up the Exum ridge.  I came to climbing very late in life, unfortunately.

I want to watch when Finn does the mountain bike descent of the Grand.  Having seen what some of these guys go down on bikes, I wouldn't be surprised if somebody could ride that (of course, the Park management would never allow it).
post #19 of 28
No biking (except on roads open to all vehicles) in the Park.

I'd love to ride to Amphitheater Lake!!!!!!  But... I won't go there- I'm happy with the new bike path.

Finn: Let's do  Grand Climb in Sept.
post #20 of 28
Having just returned to the flatlands today from our vacation to YNP and GTNP I am very envious of what you Jackson folks have right at your doorstep.  I got excited yesterday when the Jenny Lake ferry captain said they got 12 inches on the Grand. My wife and I hadn't been out to the Tetons in 13 years, but took our three boys, 12, 10 & 7 there for vacation this week.  My goal now is to improve my skiing enough (wife and the two oldest already capable, 7 year old just needs another year or two) in the next couple years to take the family to Jackson Hole for skiing.

After dinner last night at the Mangy Moose, this is what we saw on the drive back to the Jackson Lake Lodge, kind of capped off the trip.
 
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post



Ummmm... EAST?
 
Oh yeah, the sun sets in the WEST!  Sheesh . . . guess the paint fumes from three days of house painting got to me.  I need a trip to Jackson Hole to clear my head.
post #22 of 28
Thanks, off to looking up flights.

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Originally Posted by Bill Emmett View Post




Drive to Grand Teton National Park, park at Lupine Meadows, grab pack and skis, hike to Garnet Canyon, head east from the Meadows to the saddle between the Grand and the Middle Teton, ski.
 
post #23 of 28
 I am going to mow my lawn in 88* humidity when I get out of work tonight.
Anyone who has frost and snow flakes risks the possibility that I'll be cussing about them while I mow.
post #24 of 28
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 I am going to mow my lawn in 88* humidity when I get out of work tonight.
Anyone who has frost and snow flakes risks the possibility that I'll be cussing about them while I mow.

I feel ya its about 98 here and the humidity is off the charts.
post #25 of 28
I had a dream last night about the first flakes falling.  They were falling steadily but not quickly.  Brightly illuminated, I could see the complete structure of every flake I looked at.
post #26 of 28
Not in CO this weekend...it's in the 90's in Denver...uggghhhh
post #27 of 28
I was snowed on in CO today. It was very light but it was snow then some sleet then snow again then rain...
post #28 of 28
50 degrees in southcentral Alaska. Leaves changing, brown melty plants...

Snow's comin'...
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