Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: How's the Snow Arch This Year

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,994
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked 243 Times in 126 Posts

    Default How's the Snow Arch This Year

    Last year there was all sorts of buzz prior to STP about the condition of the snow arch (including the "when will it fall" contest). Haven't heard anything this year. What have we go in store for next Saturday? Has all the spring rain washed it away this year?

    Here's what was left last year after it collapsed (I think) about a week prior to STP.

    Mark

    Keep close to Nature's heart...
    and break clear away, once in awhile,
    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


    Hiking photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/mtruman42
    Hiking Blog: http://theramblingsblog.blogspot.com/
    Seek the 2011 Peak page: Mark Truman's Pledge Page

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts

    Default




    Supposedly this is how it looked early July. Hopefully there will still be enough left for some good pictures.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Epping, NH
    Posts
    658
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 58 Times in 25 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by faegilr View Post
    Supposedly this is how it looked early July. Hopefully there will still be enough left for some good pictures.
    I wouldn't count on it being there this year looking at that picture. There are two factors that affect snowmelt on the mountains, temperature and humidity. I'd argue that the humidity is probably the larger factor on summer snowmelt in the Whites. And...though the weather has been cool, and we started out with an average pack, I think we've just been too wet, humid and foggy to allow it to stay...

    On the upside, the flowers are beautiful around that area once the snow melts away!
    "I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but that all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."
    ~Andy Rooney

    Follow my photography on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Sa...y/156147782386

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,680
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 33 Times in 29 Posts

    Default

    I don't know. While June was a total washout in this area, the first part of July was extraordinarily dry. Low humiditiy, cold nights and dry days.
    Bill
    Next up: Vermont City Marathon: May, 2011
    EasternLight

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Epping, NH
    Posts
    658
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 58 Times in 25 Posts

    Default

    Still snow on the webcam on this very clear morning. A quick look at the size of the patch, and the melt time from similar size last year was bout 5 days. Not looking good...
    "I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but that all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."
    ~Andy Rooney

    Follow my photography on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Sa...y/156147782386

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Mount Washington, NH
    Posts
    362
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 110 Times in 42 Posts

    Default

    Not sure of the arch, I didn't see it hiking up my last week off but I wasn't really looking for it. There wasn't nearly as much snow as last year but there were still a few patches there. In contrast, the Jefferson snow field disappeared last year between the 11-13 where as this year we saw it the 16th and lost it the 17th. So like Jim said, about 5 days difference. So there is a chance.
    Ryan Knapp
    Staff Meteorologist/Night Observer, KMWN (Mt Washington Obs., NH)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Wahiawa, HI
    Posts
    2,359
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Well, My opinion is I hope there is something for you all to see. Good luck on your hike everyone and I hope the weather lets you all summit!!
    Steve
    Is there really any BAD weather???

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,994
    Thanks
    60
    Thanked 243 Times in 126 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    Well, My opinion is I hope there is something for you all to see. Good luck on your hike everyone and I hope the weather lets you all summit!!
    Wish you were going to be there with us to see it (or not). Keep looking forward to next year...
    Mark

    Keep close to Nature's heart...
    and break clear away, once in awhile,
    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


    Hiking photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/mtruman42
    Hiking Blog: http://theramblingsblog.blogspot.com/
    Seek the 2011 Peak page: Mark Truman's Pledge Page

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,680
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 33 Times in 29 Posts

    Default

    So, was there any snow left in the bowl this year?
    Bill
    Next up: Vermont City Marathon: May, 2011
    EasternLight

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Derry
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts

    Default

    tuckerman ravine snow.jpg

    first time I did this I wonder if it works with the attachment!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •