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Old 10-12-2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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Bluhduh Weather and condition warning!

Hi guys, please make sure to check weather and snow level before heading out! Today I went from Ellensburg on WABDR to Weenas where it was 60 degrees+



I went down to Nile and decide to check out the 4x4 road 696 to Clover Springs. I have seen some snow dust On Nelson Bute but didn't think much about it since I was mostly hot. BIG MISTAKE! The storm last night brought snow to much lover levels - I am guessing 6000 and while the first encounter was kind of fun, I had to use all of the body's adrenalin, pushing rocks, logs, sliding to get back home. I ride mostly solo on a bigger bike and I almost got stuck there, especially on the steep climbs that got very soft + the little snow made it close to impossible.


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Old 10-12-2014, 11:46 PM   #2
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Snow hits early up high... thanks for the heads up!
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:54 AM   #3
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Yep, this weekend was the turning point. I flew (in a little plane) across the Cascades just south of Glacier Peak on Friday, and the only white stuff was what had lasted the summer. Flying across again on Sunday was a completely different story, with lots of fresh snow.

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Old 10-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #4
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This is an amazing shot!

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Old 10-13-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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He must have had a big ramp to get that kind of air!
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:59 PM   #6
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ride solo, always be prepared, great reminder.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:16 AM   #7
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ride solo, always be prepared, great reminder.
Yeah, I usually try but given how warm it was Sat and even Sun in Seattle, snow was never on my mind. I could have turned back at the first sighting but I think I refused to believe it;s going to get as bad as it did.

In either case given the photos above I am going to be very careful and the storm tonight probably added to the layer already there. 1-2 weekends and will switch to skis...
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