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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #225 on: December 31, 2012, 07:50:15 AM »
Yep, we're in the zone where I live that is calling for numerous events of snow and ice.  The almanac says that the most of it will be just north of us but i've learned to expect more of the bad stuff because we live just about on the border between the two states and at the foot of some pretty big mountains.  Fronts coming in can be readily recognized-not much time to prepare.   According to the almanac, it should be fairing by end of March.
Yeah, our real Winter doesn't begin till late Jan and relaxes in March...a bit.
I'm expecting heavy snow soon and some serious cold snaps. :sad:
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #226 on: December 31, 2012, 01:19:16 PM »
Yep, we're in the zone where I live that is calling for numerous events of snow and ice.  The almanac says that the most of it will be just north of us but i've learned to expect more of the bad stuff because we live just about on the border between the two states and at the foot of some pretty big mountains.  Fronts coming in can be readily recognized-not much time to prepare.   According to the almanac, it should be fairing by end of March.

I think top elevation for you area is about 2,980 feet, it is just a pass for us. 

Snoqualmie Pass on I-90  Elevation:  3022 ft / 921 m

Stevens Pass on US 2  Elevation: 4061 ft / 1238 m

Blewett Pass US97   Elevation: 4102 ft / 1250 m
 
White Pass on US 12   Elevation:4500 ft / 1372 m

Wauconda Pass SR20   Elevation: 4310 ft / 1314 m

Sherman Pass on SR 20  Elevation:  5575 ft / 1699 m

Chinook Pass SR410 Elevation: 5430 ft / 1655 m


We have 15 pass in all we can move in our state with out going over a pass.   :lol:

Some highest mountains in Washington state.

Mount Rainier, 14,411'/4392m,

Mount Adams, 12,276'/3742m

Little Tahoma Peak, 11,138'/3395m

Mount Baker, 10,775'/3284m

Glacier Peak, 10,541'/3213m

Bonanza Peak, 9,511'/2899m

Mount Stuart, 9,415'/2870m

Mount Fernow, 9,249'/2819m

Goode Mountain, 9,220'/2810m

Mount Shuksan, 9,127'/2782m,

There are over 100 Mount or Peaks over 8,000' high.
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #227 on: December 31, 2012, 04:25:11 PM »
I think top elevation for you area is about 2,980 feet, it is just a pass for us. 

Snoqualmie Pass on I-90  Elevation:  3022 ft / 921 m

Stevens Pass on US 2  Elevation: 4061 ft / 1238 m

Blewett Pass US97   Elevation: 4102 ft / 1250 m
 
White Pass on US 12   Elevation:4500 ft / 1372 m

Wauconda Pass SR20   Elevation: 4310 ft / 1314 m

Sherman Pass on SR 20  Elevation:  5575 ft / 1699 m

Chinook Pass SR410 Elevation: 5430 ft / 1655 m


We have 15 pass in all we can move in our state with out going over a pass.   :lol:

Some highest mountains in Washington state.

Mount Rainier, 14,411'/4392m,

Mount Adams, 12,276'/3742m

Little Tahoma Peak, 11,138'/3395m

Mount Baker, 10,775'/3284m

Glacier Peak, 10,541'/3213m

Bonanza Peak, 9,511'/2899m

Mount Stuart, 9,415'/2870m

Mount Fernow, 9,249'/2819m

Goode Mountain, 9,220'/2810m

Mount Shuksan, 9,127'/2782m,

There are over 100 Mount or Peaks over 8,000' high.
Not my area, we live around 3000' and in the shadow of a mountain at 4800', we range between 10,000' and Mt. Whitney at 14,494 to the South.
Donner Pass about 25 miles to the N/E is 7,057 feet and that isn't even the peak and just to hit Tahoe about 20 miles away is 10,000' for us.
Luckily we don't have to go up to go to the city for supplies, it's all downhill from here, except out the driveway, we have to crest one mountain, then it's not so bad.

Where we live is all mountains, there are no valleys, so you are either cresting, or descending, if you aren't 4 wheeling, you absolutely need chains, or you won't be moving and even chains aren't a guarantee you'll get there.
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #228 on: December 31, 2012, 08:34:08 PM »
Not my area, we live around 3000' and in the shadow of a mountain at 4800', we range between 10,000' and Mt. Whitney at 14,494 to the South.
Donner Pass about 25 miles to the N/E is 7,057 feet and that isn't even the peak and just to hit Tahoe about 20 miles away is 10,000' for us.
Luckily we don't have to go up to go to the city for supplies, it's all downhill from here, except out the driveway, we have to crest one mountain, then it's not so bad.

Where we live is all mountains, there are no valleys, so you are either cresting, or descending, if you aren't 4 wheeling, you absolutely need chains, or you won't be moving and even chains aren't a guarantee you'll get there.

I have been to Tahoe 3 times.   Also been over Donner Pass 6 times, last time over Donner was 4 years ago going home.   I remember on road out of Tahoe that was about one line in some area way up high.  You could look down on both sides, one hell of a drop on each side.   My wife did not say a word as there was no way of truning around.   :lol:  But when we got on a reg-two line road she had a lot to say.   :lol: 
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #229 on: January 01, 2013, 05:45:48 AM »
I have been to Tahoe 3 times.   Also been over Donner Pass 6 times, last time over Donner was 4 years ago going home.   I remember on road out of Tahoe that was about one line in some area way up high.  You could look down on both sides, one hell of a drop on each side.   My wife did not say a word as there was no way of truning around.   :lol:  But when we got on a reg-two line road she had a lot to say.   :lol:
Sounds like you went one of two ways, either HWY 50 West out of Tahoe, or the Forest hill road, which runs the canyon and has a mile nearly vertical drop straight down. (Freakin Scary)
The first time I went that way, I was driving a USFS fire truck, damn near shit my pants when I looked over the edge.
Your wife had every right to freak... :scared: :scared: :scared:

I should take Toy that way next time I come back the long way. :laugh:
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #230 on: January 01, 2013, 07:42:16 PM »
Sounds like you went one of two ways, either HWY 50 West out of Tahoe, or the Forest hill road, which runs the canyon and has a mile nearly vertical drop straight down. (Freakin Scary)The first time I went that way, I was driving a USFS fire truck, damn near shit my pants when I looked over the edge.
Your wife had every right to freak... :scared: :scared: :scared:

I should take Toy that way next time I come back the long way. :laugh:

That sounds like the one lol   There were trees all around and then they  were gone.   Just open space on both side with no bottom that I could see as I was driving.  LOL  I think some of it was gravel road in places if I remember right. 
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #231 on: January 02, 2013, 06:04:28 AM »
28º outside right now, calling for 29º for the hight today.   :lol:

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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #232 on: January 02, 2013, 07:01:31 AM »
All those high peaks would scare the be-Jesus outta' me.  I couldn't handle all that.
You all are proof that living out there can be done but I'm not that much of a pioneer.
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #233 on: January 02, 2013, 08:29:49 AM »
28º outside right now, calling for 29º for the hight today.   :lol:
But it's clear and sunny for the next week at least. :laugh:
We are at 20 every morning, never higher than 27, but in the sun it feels like Spring and 75 out. :smile:
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #234 on: January 02, 2013, 08:32:16 AM »
All those high peaks would scare the be-Jesus outta' me.  I couldn't handle all that.
You all are proof that living out there can be done but I'm not that much of a pioneer.
The drive to my place has three ways in, all traverse serious canyons, which I see as beautiful, but my mom only came here twice in the last 25 years, hated the cliffs.
People occasionally go over the side, most live unharmed, some we find days later with the help of buzzards. :laugh:
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #235 on: January 06, 2013, 06:00:24 AM »
LOL...... got up to a fresh 1/2 " of snow and 25º out this A.M.  Today calling for 36º tops.   I think Winter has started.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #236 on: January 06, 2013, 06:51:45 AM »
Woke to a balmy 35 degrees....  A heat wave compared to the last couple of weeks.  Better check with my Weatherman, Solar, what to expect next.   :smile:
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #237 on: January 06, 2013, 07:14:38 AM »
LOL...... got up to a fresh 1/2 " of snow and 25º out this A.M.  Today calling for 36º tops.   I think Winter has started.   :thumbsup:
We finallyu warmed up after a week of below freezing weather 24/7.
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #238 on: January 06, 2013, 07:31:24 AM »
We finallyu warmed up after a week of below freezing weather 24/7.


We have G/W coming up.   :lol:
Mon 45º/41º
Tue  48º/45º
Wed 50º/35º
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Re: Walks, Seen the Forecast?
« Reply #239 on: January 06, 2013, 08:25:49 AM »

We have G/W coming up.   :lol:
Mon 45º/41º
Tue  48º/45º
Wed 50º/35º
And I love it, I get tired of filling the dogs water everyday. It freezes solid and is about six inches thick.
The hose never thaws out, and you know how long it takes a Dodge diesel to warm up.  :biggrin:
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