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Road Conditions: Grand County has not yet begun plowing the road to Geyser Pass Trailhead. Expect to find mixed dirt, ice, and snowpacked conditions. Good tires and all wheel drive are recommended.
Cold and dry conditions exist through the extended period.
We knew it would come to this. Now that the initial excitement over early season snow has worn off, a worst case scenario is beginning to unfold and observers
are reporting the presence of weak, sugary, faceted snow
both at the base of the snowpack, and near the surface. This developing poor snowpack structure does not bode well for future stability as these layers of faceted snow will likely become weak layers
within the snowpack. For now however, conditions are mostly stable and your greatest danger comes from traveling in low snow conditions. Average depth is around 18" at 10,000' and rocks, stumps, and other obstacles are barely covered up. It may still be possible to trigger a small slab of wind drifted snow, or a loose, dry sluff in isolated areas or in more extreme terrain. A ride in even a small avalanche in these low snow conditions would be rugged.
If you are getting up into the mountains please submit an observation
and let us know what you are seeing!
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