March 07, 2011

Western Snowpack Map for March 1, 2011

Compared to last month's map, southern Colorado and northern New Mexico are doing just a little better.

But this past weekend I twice crossed Hoosier Pass on the Continental Divide, and the contrast was startling. On the Blue River (Colorado River drainage), the snow lay four feet deep in the ski towns of Breckenridge and Frisco. But on the South Platte River drainage side, there was snow only in isolated patches below the summit ridge.

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