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Old 07-05-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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Photo comparison of what summer looks like (top) and what it looks like today(bottom) at the Road to the sun by Logan Pass in Montana.

Elevation is about 6600 feet with the peak mountains in distance at 10,000 feet.

It's the latest open EVER on that road. Over 10 feet of snow still in spots.

Here's an article on it. http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110630/NEWS01/106300303/Going-Sun-Road-may-open-later-than-ever?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFrontpage



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Old 07-05-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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wow!
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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Wow, I wonder what/how long the snow-free season would be normally there at that elevation, for the road to be open (there are also still trees and plants in the photo so they must really make use of some of that tiny window of time to grow and be green too)?
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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And I see a few ski resorts were even open over the weekend, unreal, great photo btw!
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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Still plenty of snow in Washington State and Oregon in the higher elevations.

Artist point in the North Cascades still has a good 30 feet of snow on the ground. Probably won't open this year.



This picture was taken recently from Chinook pass here in Washington state, which is not even 6,000 feet high.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:02 AM
 
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skihikeclimb, tried to rep you, but I can't right now. Have to spread it around first. Great photos!
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:56 AM
 
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Still plenty of snow in Washington State and Oregon in the higher elevations.

Artist point in the North Cascades still has a good 30 feet of snow on the ground. Probably won't open this year.


This picture was taken recently from Chinook pass here in Washington state, which is not even 6,000 feet high.
Thank you for the info and photos. Amazing stuff. I will use this info to share and spread around on facebook. If you're on facebook check out Meteorlogist Henry Margusitys Fan Club. Lots of OBS posts and great people with info.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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Going to the sun road in Montana will be open on July 13th.

A flyover of the Big Drift, on June 4th, revealed a snowpack that looked more like April than June. On July 6th the Superintendent and Chief of Facility Management visited Logan Pass and stood on The Big Drift roughly 30 feet above asphalt. This amount of snow at this time of year is unprecedented.

www.nps.gov/glac/parknews/​news11-45.htm
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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skihikeclimb, tried to rep you, but I can't right now. Have to spread it around first. Great photos!
I did for ya. My God, what a picture! I live in western Colorado and while the Eisenhower Tunnel and Vail Pass still are stacked with snow, it's not like that!
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I found this thread while looking through old forum posts. I'm going to add 4 of my own summer photos.
These are from Crater Lake, OR around June 25
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