CO snowpack is at 750% for June 15th
General Topic
Contributors to this thread:
Jaquomo 15-Jun-19
Ucsdryder 15-Jun-19
JohnMC 15-Jun-19
HDE 15-Jun-19
fubar racin 15-Jun-19
Paul@thefort 15-Jun-19
'Ike' (Phone) 15-Jun-19
WV Mountaineer 15-Jun-19
txhunter58 15-Jun-19
Jaquomo 15-Jun-19
txhunter58 15-Jun-19
txhunter58 15-Jun-19
IdyllwildArcher 15-Jun-19
Dale06 18-Jun-19
Dale06 18-Jun-19
Franzen 18-Jun-19
Grey Ghost 18-Jun-19
Jaquomo 18-Jun-19
ground hunter 18-Jun-19
LUNG$HOT 18-Jun-19
Jaquomo 18-Jun-19
oldgoat 18-Jun-19
Grey Ghost 18-Jun-19
LUNG$HOT 18-Jun-19
fubar racin 19-Jun-19
Jaquomo 21-Jun-19
Ucsdryder 21-Jun-19
Grey Ghost 21-Jun-19
Whocares 21-Jun-19
JLeMieux 22-Jun-19
Ermine 22-Jun-19
orionsbrother 23-Jun-19
From: Jaquomo
15-Jun-19

Jaquomo's Link
For you folks planning a vacation-scouting trip. Might want to hold off for a few...months...

From: Ucsdryder
15-Jun-19

Ucsdryder's embedded Photo
It’s not bad if your legs are 8 feet long...
Ucsdryder's embedded Photo
It’s not bad if your legs are 8 feet long...

From: JohnMC
15-Jun-19
According to Snotel it is melting fast though. Berthoud Summit was at 60'' on 5-24 today it is at 17''

Ucs I was doing that couple weeks ago it sucks.

From: HDE
15-Jun-19
Inflow at Navajo Lake (San Juan drainage) is coming in at 8,400 +/- cfs...

From: fubar racin
15-Jun-19
Haha we might be able to hunt the spring greenup this fall!

From: Paul@thefort
15-Jun-19

Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
North Park, west of Walden
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
North Park, west of Walden
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
North Park to the north
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
North Park to the north
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
North Park to the east
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
North Park to the east

15-Jun-19
Nice...Looks good!

15-Jun-19
What a difference a year makes.

From: txhunter58
15-Jun-19

txhunter58's embedded Photo
txhunter58's embedded Photo
I was at my cabin in southwest Colorado the week of Memorial Day. Cabin is at 9000 ft. Went cross country skiing 2 miles from the cabin at about 9500 ft. 2 weeks before we went there was a foot of snow at the cabin, but when we got there on the 25th, it was dry. The takeaway from last year and this year: AVERAGE means nothing!

From: Jaquomo
15-Jun-19

Jaquomo's embedded Photo
Jaquomo's embedded Photo
Snowed 4" at my house on the Tuesday after Memorial day. 8400'. Its cold here right now, which is really helping with a moderated runoff. Supposed to be only in the low 60s all next week. Keep waiting for Global Warming to strike...

From: txhunter58
15-Jun-19

txhunter58's embedded Photo
txhunter58's embedded Photo
Same day at my cabin. But melted by Tuesday evening. Never thought we would have that much snow there in late May. The cool thing is they drained the 600 acre reservoir last year to do maintainence and if we had gotten another year like last year, it would not have filled up the lake. But it is almost full now! Fishing will suffer for a few years but they have already stocked 7000 "catchables" and nearly 20,000 fingerlings. So will be good in the future.

From: txhunter58
15-Jun-19

15-Jun-19
"Inflow at Navajo Lake (San Juan drainage) is coming in at 8,400 +/- cfs..."

That's a lot of water.

From: Dale06
18-Jun-19

From: Dale06
18-Jun-19
Will be hunting on the Colo side of Colo/NM border, hope that does not cause any issues.

From: Franzen
18-Jun-19
A dollar is 10,000% of a penny, but neither is much money. I know you are just trying to offset the alarmists Jaquomo. ;^)

From: Grey Ghost
18-Jun-19
What a difference a year makes, indeed. We still haven't had a 90 degree day in Denver this year. Last year we had 14 days over 90 by this time.

It should be a banner fishing year, when the runoff subsides. And antler growth should be good, too. I'd take this weather over the droughts any day.

Matt

From: Jaquomo
18-Jun-19
I read yesterday that from October 1 until now it has been the coldest extended period in North America in recorded history. We just happened to get a lot of snow and the cool temps are slowing the melting. Thats not a bad thing.

It's only 52 at my place right now, at noon.

18-Jun-19
still had ice on some lakes mid may in the UP,,,,, cold cold spring,,,, I think summer will come in a few weeks, than it will be hunting season...... nic pics

From: LUNG$HOT
18-Jun-19

LUNG$HOT's embedded Photo
Zirkel Wilderness snow capped peaks in the background. Beautiful!
LUNG$HOT's embedded Photo
Zirkel Wilderness snow capped peaks in the background. Beautiful!
Yep, still lots of snow up high. Just got back from a weekend up at Steamboat lake. Got pounded with rain most of the time up there. Tons of water and lots of green! Hopefully good for antler growth.

From: Jaquomo
18-Jun-19

Jaquomo's embedded Photo
Jaquomo's embedded Photo
Definitely tons of food for the critters this year!

This was the view off my deck two evenings ago. Green everywhere!

From: oldgoat
18-Jun-19
Yeah, I've been here since 06 and I'm not sure I've been able to see snow still from Denver Metro this late in the summer before!

From: Grey Ghost
18-Jun-19
I spent the month of May in Florida and got used to that heat and humidity...nothing but shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops. I've been freezing ever since returning to Colorado.

That pic of Steamboat Lake brought back some fond memories. I used to camp and fish there years ago. Back then it was all dirt roads from highway 40 up to the lake, and you could camp anywhere you liked around the lake. Then they developed the camp sites and began charging for them, and it ruined the whole experience, so I stopped going.

Matt

From: LUNG$HOT
18-Jun-19
Yeah i hear that Matt, I usually opt for camping in the national forest where it’s free and I can do as I please. This trip I met my buddy with all his kids and all mine. 8 kids total, he wanted to stay at the camp site where they have “Amenities”! With that being said it was a good time.

From: fubar racin
19-Jun-19
Old goat I didn’t know y’all could see the mountains from Denver at all. If ya look off towards Denver from here all ya see is the brown cloud.

From: Jaquomo
21-Jun-19
It's snowing hard right now at my place at 8400'. Supposed to snow off and on all weekend. Sheesh!

From: Ucsdryder
21-Jun-19
I had scouting plans all set for this weekend. Had to nix them. I can’t wait to get back up to the mountains!

From: Grey Ghost
21-Jun-19
Lou,

Hang in there, bro. Just think of all the tasty morsels the deer and elk will have to eat when things warm up.

Matt

From: Whocares
21-Jun-19
With as short as summer is, Lou, that suks! Good for the mountains tho. Think I'll pass on my July trip and just go out in mid August. May as well just enjoy it here.

From: JLeMieux
22-Jun-19
We were at the high country shoot Thursday night and Friday. It rained all night and turned to freezing rain/snow Friday morning. Guys coming in from town told us the weather report claimed it was going to get worse through the weekend. The roads were already getting bad and a couple trucks had to be pulled out around camp. We decided to head out before we couldn't get out. The wife's Grand Cherokee is 4x4 but not a lot of ground clearance.

From: Ermine
22-Jun-19
Snow might never melt this summer

23-Jun-19
Summer solstice snow, Lou?

Dang!

The kids send their best. The canoe tastes water tomorrow.

Hope to have some camp smoke and pine in my nostrils, trout in my belly, a blazing sunset in my eyes and some of The Macallan and Canadian Shield water in a Sierra cup. We’ll think about you and I’ll raise a toast... the kids will go Crystal Light lemonade.

The ten year old thinks you should build a snowman since scouting or fishing are more problematic.

I don’t know if that helps.

  • Sitka Gear