Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Conditions Report - September 15 2010


--Seasons a'changing, if you haven't heard. Check out the fresh Cascades snow here.

--Mt. Loop Highway Closure Update: Snohomish County will close Mt. Loop Scenic Byway Sept. 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. instead of today, as previously announced. Workers will close the road 20 miles east of Granite Falls to repair Marten Creek Bridge. During this closure visitors can go through Darrington to get to Deer Creek road #4052, Perry Creek and Mt. Dickerman trails, Big Four Ice caves, Monte Cristo, and Bedal and Clear Creek campgrounds. Access to Lake Twentytwo, Mt Pilchuck, Heather Lake, Gold Basin, and Turlo and Verlot campgrounds will be through Granite Falls.

--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.-- Route and Conditions Report from Mt. Baker Rangers: Mount Baker Climbing Blog.

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

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

--Webcams for Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Leavenworth.

--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.


- 3 full pitches of ice on North Peak Couloir. Check out this trip report.

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

--Webcams for Bishop, June Lake, Mammoth Mountain, Mono Lake, Tioga Pass.


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

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


--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 entrance to the scenic drive had a parking area for those who wanted to carpool up until approximately April of 2009. That lot has now become employee parking and people who want to carpool are required to park at the lot outside the Scenic Drive exit.

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


-- Some campgrounds will close for the summer season. See here for more info.

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

--Webcam for Joshua Tree National Park.


For the most current updates on Alaska, please see our Dispatch Blog.

--Forecast for Dena

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