Disappearing Snow

Although Mt. Edgecumbe looked like it had a fair covering of snow for most of the winter, the last few days of warm weather have shown how little depth there actually was. My recollection is that in most years there is snow completely covering most of the mountain above timberline well into the late spring and early summer. This year, after less than a week of truly warm weather, there are large bare patches on the slopes. Gavan Hill looks like most of the snow is now gone, although I am sure there are places where snow that had drifted into large snow banks are still there. I hope to get up there in the next week or so to find out.

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