Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Conditions Report -- August 5, 2009


--Forecast for the West Slope of the Cascades.

--Forecast for the East Slope of the Cascades.

--Webcam for Leavenworth and the Stuart Range.

--Forecast for Mount Rainier.

--Forest Service Road Report for Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

--Recent lighting storms have triggered multiple fires in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. To see pictures of the fires click here.

--The road to Artist's Point above the Mt. Baker Ski Area is now open. Besides providing access to some of the most amazing alpine scenery that you can drive to in the lower 48 it also provides access to the Lake Anne/Fisher Chimneys on Mt. Shuksan as well as the Ptarmigan Ridge and the Park and Mazama Glaciers on Mt. Baker. Click here for pictures of the road work.

AAI Guide Kurt Hicks reports that the glacier on the south side of Mount Baker is dry up to 6,400'. Large crevasses are starting to open on the Easton making for longer summit days to avoid them.

--Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams conditions and recreation report.

--An up-to-date ski and snow report for the Northwest may be found here.

--Up-to-date Pacific Northwest ice conditions may be found here.

--The Tieton River climbing areas have been closed for the season due to nesting raptors. To read more about this closure, click here.

--The Snow Creek Wall in Leavenworth is now open after a closure due to peregrine falcon nesting. The wall re-opened on July 15th. For more information and other conditions in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest click here.

--We have recently received a couple updates regarding current Squamish conditions. Click here to read more.


--For information regarding wall closures due to falcon nesting in Yosemite National Park, click here.

--For an update on road conditions in the Eastern Sierra region. Follow this link to read more.

--We recently stumbled upon a very interesting and entertaining blog written by Bruce Willey about climbing in the Sierras. To read this nice piece of writing click here.

--For up-to-date avalanche and weather reports in the Eastern Sierra, click here.


--Forecast for Denali.

--Webcam for Denali National Park.


--Chamonix and Mont Blanc Regional Forecasts may be found here.

--Webcams for Chamonix Valley, Zermatt and the Matterhorn.

--The climbing season in the Alps has begun and we are accepting applications for our 2009 climbs of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Eiger and many other peaks in France and Switzerland. Please call our office (360-671-1505) for current availability.


--Forecast and average temperatures for Red Rock Canyon.

--Webcam for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

--The late exit and overnight permit number for Red Rock Canyon is 702-515-5050. If there is any chance that you will be inside the park after closing, be sure to call this number so that you don't get a ticket.

--The scenic drive currently opens its gates at 6 in the morning.


--Forecast and average temperatures for Joshua Tree National Park.

--Webcam for Joshua Tree National Park.

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