Thursday, June 6, 2013

Melting Skyline

On the mountain here, there's no really 'average' year. If there is an 'average' amount of snow on the ground, how fast it melts off and down the watershed is affected by how much dust has darkened the snow at how many intervals, how much wind and pressure changes occur, and how quickly the spring heats up.
We've been crossing the 90ºf mark fairly regularly in the valley for the past few days, so the snow's heading down the mountain and into the atmosphere at an alarming rate and causing the 'Shoe to show its bones, so Jess and I headed up the trail to see how close we could come. About a third of a mile from the top is how it shook out, and that's the way it was this June 3, 2013.

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