June 21, 2012

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Hello summer!!!!!
The trail is starting to take shape with this most recent round of warm weather after over a foot of fresh snow fell on areas above 5500′. Patches of snow are lingering above 5100′ in shady / wind-favored locations. Snowpack is 4′-10′ at the 6000′ level on the Southern and Western aspects of Mt. Hood and is going fast.

I’d expect snow-free conditions through all of this section as early as July 10’th so long as weather patterns keep the freezing level above 7000′. It’s 65 degrees, and not a cloud in the sky at Timberline right Meow.