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Goat Rocks Conditions??

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anyone been to Goat Rocks this week and can tell me the snow conditions?

thanks

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Still lots of slushy snow above 4500 feet (elevation of White Pass parking lot). The parking area is clear of snow. However, most mountain trails still covered (PCT north to Chinook and beyond, PCT and GR trails south of WP to Old Snowy/Ives/Curtis Gilbert).

 

The forecast is calling for snow tonight and tomorrow (SL = 4500 feet, accumulations of 1" to 3" above 5500 feet), and T-storms Saturday night. Windy.

 

Temps will be nice, tho; in the mid-50s during the day. You're just gonna get wet, that's all.

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The Goat Rocks Wilderness Area is that section of basaltic/andesitic choss between White Pass and Walupt Lake, containing the peaks of Old Snowy, Ives, and Mt. Curtis Gilbert. The PCT runs right through it.

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IIRC, the PCT does not go directly over Old Snowy. The trail to the summit is a side trail off the PCT, and the main PCT is in the meadow (Strawberry Meadows??) below and to the west. But it's been about 5 years or so since I've been up there, so what do I know? cantfocus.gif

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I think the PCT goes w/in about 300 vertical ft. of the summit of Old Snowy and is in fact the high point of the PCT in WA state.

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