ACMG Mountain Conditions Summary for Rockies and Columbia Mountains October 6th, 2016

Well, it is kinda cold, kinda grey and there will be some precipitation over the weekend.

Not enough snow to ski except on the sheltered glaciers where the light will likely be flat or non-existent and the crevasses are not well bridged.

The rock will likely be cold and maybe damp, maybe icy.

There may be ice forming in the alpine but it may be hard to scope in the greyness.

Low elevation scrambling, drytooling and climbing gyms have some merit. Eating turkey and giving thanks for all the excellent conditions we sometimes enjoy has some merit.

Be patient and wait for the a) deeper snow b) warmer rock c) fatter ice d)sunnier days

Happy Thanksgiving!

Larry Stanier
ACMG Mountain Guide

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