Then my son dragged me up to Alta this morning and the greatness of the Wasatch was reconfirmed. To use a scientific term, we have a phat snowpack at altitudes that are entirely snow free in Colorado. Our south facing aspects are also nearly fully covered and we still have a 160+ inch base at the Collins stake.
|Alta still has an incredible snowpack|
|South face of Superior still well covered.|
|As is the south face of Flagstaff and environs|
The deep snowpack is great for skiers and kayakers, but it does have some negative impacts. The little critters of the Wasatch are emerging from hibernation and have to tunnel out 10-15 feet to escape their burrows. How does one forage in an environment like this?
|These little critters look lost this year.|
|This tunnel must be 10-15 feet deep. Not an easy job|
after a winter of hibernation.