Snow Conditions

Spring is sneaking up on us (despite today’s snow in the mountains).  In the last week we have have a number of warmer, above freezing days and this has led to some melting at the lower elevations. That’s where I fell into when the snow crumbled...

Expected Scenic Conditions

There have been a lot of questions posed about the conditions of Scenic Hot Springs.  I’d like to offer some clarification of what we expect the conditions to be, considering the unseasonable weather we have been having. Scenic in Feb 2006 during the last...

Scenic HS Conditions: Fresh Snow

Took a hike up up the hot springs today at Mike’s request and encountered the following conditions:It was snowing lightly at 2000 ft (the elevation of the BN Staging Area) when I arrived and near blizzard conditions once in the clearcut and up to the springs at...

Scenic Hot Springs on Feb 25th, 2008

Snow is deep; snowshoes a must. Pool and sources are running hot (110-115F in the pools).The clearcut. Great snowshoeing!!!Some slide activity above the BPA RoadHard to tell from a distance but that is twenty feetof fractured snow thereRock Alley . . . completely...