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Has anyone seen dark pink/red snow while out in the mountains lately? I'm working with a professor from WWU who researches snow algae. We are on the hunt for big, brightly colored blooms. Any leads appreciated. 

 

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Sounds interesting. 

Who is this professor? Do you have any links to some of the background studies? When do they bloom?

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There are some dark pink/red patches near the climbers camp on Eldorado as of yesterday.

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On 7/13/2019 at 9:39 PM, JonNelson said:

Sounds interesting. 

Who is this professor? Do you have any links to some of the background studies? When do they bloom?

Dr. Robin Kodner at WWU. Here are some links that might be useful. (https://kodnerlab.wordpress.com/citizen-science/ , https://cedar.wwu.edu/wwuet/853/ <- recent masters student thesis, https://wwu.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=c8365e49603a4bc8a73eb1d7a4d070bc). We engage with the climbing community too to collect samples for us. I linked our website where you can check it out and get involved if you want to carry a kit and collect some samples! 

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20 minutes ago, Jason4 said:

There are some dark pink/red patches near the climbers camp on Eldorado as of yesterday.

Thanks for the info! Any chance you have pictures? 

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You can see a hint of pink in these two photos but it was darkest in the snow just below the camp as you climb the last pitch up from the Inspiration Glacier to the camp, it would be just out of frame in the lower left of the second picture. I don’t have any better pictures of that are but I remember noticing how dark it was while I was looking around for running water. 

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It's all over the place in the Pickets right now.   Have fun getting to the patches though.   I've never really thought of it as rare, however.

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On 7/29/2019 at 11:57 AM, JasonG said:

It's all over the place in the Pickets right now.   Have fun getting to the patches though.   I've never really thought of it as rare, however.

Getting paid to go to the Pickets, sounds cool. 

It's not rare. What is uncommon, and hard to catch in the right window, is the large and very darkly colored blooms. 

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49 minutes ago, gavinj4 said:

What is uncommon, and hard to catch in the right window, is the large and very darkly colored blooms. 

Ah, thanks for the clarification. 

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There were a lot on the glaciers around Eldorado last August. if you set up camp there you can examine a lot of glaciers and snowfields within an hour of camp. The approach is is steep but there is a good trail. You can see some in the photos in our TR from a trip last year: 

 

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2 hours ago, Rad said:

There were a lot on the glaciers around Eldorado last August. if you set up camp there you can examine a lot of glaciers and snowfields within an hour of camp. The approach is is steep but there is a good trail. You can see some in the photos in our TR from a trip last year: 

 

Great TR and nice photos...lots of algae up there. Thanks for the info!

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