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Trailhead Conditions Report 7/24/2021

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Wyoming is slowly entering into an “exceptional drought” phase, meaning, “the highest category, exceptional drought, or D4, corresponds to an area experiencing exceptional and widespread crop and pasture losses, fire risk, and water shortages that result in water emergencies.” Please … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 7/15/2021

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The mountains are finally fully open! Backpackers and trekkers are making their way throughout the entire range snow-free, although those that have been here before may notice that its a bit early for the snow to be gone. We’ve been … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 6/27/2021

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The past few days has brought some much needed moisture to the Winds; a low snow year and hotter-than-average temps left us with a very early deficit of water to draw from. Unfortunately this deficit leaves the Mountain West in … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 6/23/2021

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Lot of updates for this weeks trail report, but before I begin, I’d like to get everyone thinking about a few things: 1) Please know that the blowdown event the Winds experienced last fall was EXTENSIVE. Now that the mountains … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 6/12/2021

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The snow under 9800 feet is mostly gone thanks to the warm, late-spring weather we’ve been experiencing the past week. Currently, the snow line sits around 10,000 feet. With warm daytime temps forecasted for the foreseeable future, the snow line … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 6/5/2021

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A little late this week, but there have been a few changes around the mountains in the past week. If you’ve seen the weather forecast, you’ve seen that its been hot! This is good news for mountain access. The snow … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 5/28/2021

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The cruddy spring weather seems to want to linger, even as we inch our way towards late-spring and early-summer. Above 9,800 feet, 6-12 inches fell over the last few days, keeping the high-country covered for a little longer. Believe me … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 5/21/2021

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Over the past week, the snowline has receded radically. Only a week ago, Elkhart park was inaccessible and under 10 inches of snow; two days ago, I drove up there for the first time this year. A cursory glance from … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 5/13/2021

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Trails and trailheads below 9000 feet continue to melt as the warmer days look to be sticking around; in general, you can expect the snow line to be hovering around 8700-9000 feet, depending on the aspect and elevation. Over the … Read More

Trailhead Conditions Report 5/5/2021

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Though many get frustrated with the ups and downs of spring, you have to embrace the moods of the mountains. Locals call the sub-season of March, April and May “mud season”, and for good reason too. It can be frustrating … Read More

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