Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Conditions Report - September 22 2010

NORTHWEST:

Snow Creek Wall viewed from the hike in. Hyperspace runs up the left side of the shield. Photo credit Jaime Bohle.

--Snow Creek Wall never gets old, does it? Especially when the alpine conditions are not so great. Check out these Outerspace and Hyperspace (pitch by pitch beta!) trip reports.

Leading The Psychopath pitch (5.11) Beautiful finger crack to face climbing finish. Photo credit Jaime Bohle.

--Good camping/approach/decent notes for Mt. Adams can be found here. Bottom line: Bailed summit attempt due to weather.

--A quick ski report for Muir can be found here. Someone found sunshine to their pleasant surprise.

--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.


RED ROCK CANYON:


--The scenic loop drive now closes at 5pm, effective Monday September 20th. See this thread and the BLM site for more information.

--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.

JOSHUA TREE:

-- 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.

SIERRA:

--Sunny in the Sierras, of course. Check out this recent report for the Palisades area, and a view videos here. Plenty of pictures. However, looks like Fall is starting to show itself in other places.

-- 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.



ALASKA RANGE:

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

--Forecast for Dena
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ALPS:

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

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





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