Teton Mountain Running – not (yet)!


Are you done with the desert and ready to do some good projects in the mountains?  Might have to wait another month at least … Z Billimoria sent in these photos … taken just last week! They were skiing the Middle Teton.

However, the snow might be finally coming down:

* The Hardrock 100 Board met on Sunday to consider whether to cancel the race or not due to large snowpack.  The decision was to measure a certain place and if the depth is over 23″ to cancel … it will be decided on June 1.

* The Lake City 50 RD also just considered whether to use the “Snow” course this year, but also decided the “Normal” or “Alpine” course would be ready to go in time.

* The Sierra snowpack, while well above last year for most of the season, came down fast and is now well below average.

* Galen Burrell was at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon Thursday morning (5/22).  He reported light snow and 28 degrees!


* Bill Wright attempts to climb Longs Peak once every month, by a different route each time.

* Karl Meltzer launches a speed record on the Appalachian Trail.

* David Horton launches a speed attempt on the Continental Divide Trail.


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2 Responses to “Teton Mountain Running – not (yet)!”

  1. pantilat Says:

    Winter makes a comeback in the Sierra on the holiday weekend. Bad timing! Snow level at 7k feet which means lots of new snow up high.

  2. Buzz Says:

    Hardrock is on for 2008. Scott Jurek is reported to have dropped out, saying, “If I’m going to be on snow, I’d rather be skiing”. Jared Campbell estimates 20 miles might be on snow.

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