First snow of the year

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I woke up to the first snowfall (in town that is) of the year. I think the snow level was at 3,000 feet but there is an inch on the ground today, and it's staying. It's been getting pretty cold and they did predict snow this weekend, I just didn't think we'd get it.

Poor Bbbom--she's camping up in the mountains this weekend!
 

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Snow in Washington already? :eek: It sounds like the snowboarding and skiing will be awesome this year. :thumb: I sure am going to miss seeing the white caps of the Cascades. :ugg: Although, out here I definitely won't have the chance to miss the snow. :think:
 

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LOL...we got our first snowfall back in the middle of September. Hopefully you'll have a good skiing/snowboarding/snowmobiling season...but if your really luckily it wont last and you can get some more time on your bike.
 

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Well all I get to do for a while is look at it. If we get enough snow that there is a lot left for a long spring season, I might get to go snowboarding in March/April, possibly February if I impress my doctor that I am doing well. :( But at least it's fun to look at. Although traffic tomorrow is going to be hell, everybody around here forgets we live in the northwest.
 
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We got about an inch in Puyallup yesterday morning before it turned back to rain. I rode Reiter yesterday, and they got no moisture. There wasn't any snow even at the peak (3600ft).

Jeremy
 

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FC22 - what are the conditions up at Starvation Ridge? I'm wondering what the 24 will be like.
 

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I bet it'll be cold.

The kids couldn't wait to play in the skiff we got yesterday morning. Mostly they just made mud.
 

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Wow, the west coast is doing really good this year, there's been snow from washington all the way down to Southern California, the local mountains just got 6" of snow, and the first resort opened today (mtn high) due to their snowmaking capabilities. Mammoth will open on the sixth with 20". I think this is a record for the earliest opening date in Southern California, and it feels like it's going to stay, it's been really really cold every night. I just hope it doesn't ruin my trip to Dove Springs right after thanksgiving.
 

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Originally posted by GETMETOCA
FC22 - what are the conditions up at Starvation Ridge? I'm wondering what the 24 will be like.
I don't know for sure, since I'm about 6+ hours from there. Since they're quite a ways south I'm betting it will be warmer. In the winter, they usually get less snow and even when they do it is usually ridable. However this year we are supposed to be bombarded. Have you checked local forecasts? I think Goldendale is the closest town, if not try Yakima. It's farther away but big enough to have a weather forecast for sure. My predictions: probably very cold but clear. Don't quote me on that.
 

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Originally posted by firecracker22
My predictions: probably very cold but clear. Don't quote me on that.
too late . . . ;)
 

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Scoot (the 24 hour organizer Dude) just posted that he felt conditions would be perfect! I was getting worried because other teams were talking about using ice studs/spiked tires, etc. Since I don't know the first thing about riding on ice, I was just picturing myself doing a front brake slide into one of the ponds. Or trying to climb up a hill and slithering back down, over and over. Anyway, he said recent rain took care of the 8" silt and dusty conditions but no more rain or snow is predicted through the weekend. That took a whole load off my mind.

Still sorry you can't join the rest of the ShredBetty's Sharla! We're gonna have a lot of fun!

 :yeehaw:

 
 

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Originally posted by GETMETOCA
Still sorry you can't join the rest of the ShredBetty's Sharla! We're gonna have a lot of fun!
Me too, I was really looking forward to it. Oh well.
 

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Today it REALLY snowed! I'm guessing 4 + inches in 6 hours or so! woo hoo

Too bad everybody forgets they live in the NORTHWEST where we get SNOW IN WINTER and they drive like morons.
 
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I hope we get hit somemore this weekend liek the weathermans calling! There's enough for road riding right now but thats no fun! I'd rather be on my dirtbike!
 

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lemme see . . . how do I put this mildly to all those who call me for a road report . . .

THERE IS SNOW ON THE GROUND, IT'S PROBABLY SLICK!!

damn being called a "Highway District" . . .

update! -- even from California they call me! Silly girl! :confused:
 
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