- Aug 18, 2015
14 inches in the last three days..... 6 +feet now
Solid construction - looks like 2 ft on the roof!
14 inches in the last three days..... 6 +feet now
A few more pics...... 14 inches in the last three days..... 6 +feet nowView attachment 119182View attachment 119183View attachment 119184
Nice day in between ......... Snowshoed around the house
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Solar panels not working to well ................................
So @CodyL and @regehr--did either of you try out the road from Hite? I called the Hans Flat station and they said they didn't know the current conditions, but suspected a lot of mud.I will also keep an eye out for any updates from you @regehr. My plan is to be in the maze area March 8-13th. I knew I was pushing my luck going in this early on a winter like we have had this year!
@RyanP If I make it down there I'll send you any info on the roads as well.
argh, no, sorry, I didn't have time to do that, we ended up with a bit of vehicle trouble.So @CodyL and @regehr--did either of you try out the road from Hite? I called the Hans Flat station and they said they didn't know the current conditions, but suspected a lot of mud.
Thanks! I'll see if Cody or the rangers have any updates from this week; if not, I'll likely just switch to my Plan B that doesn't involve a long dirt road...argh, no, sorry, I didn't have time to do that, we ended up with a bit of vehicle trouble.
but I can say for sure that as of last Friday the road along the west side of the DD that heads north from highway 95 was entirely free of mud and snow. the lowest snow I could find in that area is just below the surface level of the Block and other top-level mesas in that area. so it's possible the Hite/Maze road is OK, at least for a ways.
Thanks! Sounds like I'll either postpone the trip entirely, or go somewhere with easier access.Sorry Ryan. We had to push our trip back. We were coming in from Highway 24. Ranger at Hans Flat that I really trust said it was extremely sloppy and recommended chains. Said there was snow at the ranger station and it was warming up and getting more sloppy. Tried Tex's Jet boat but they weren't running yet.
Wet, sloppy roads are not my idea of fun- so we pushed until next month. Hope you have better luck with the weather.
oh no: https://www.fox13now.com/news/local...r-others-rescued-from-kane-county-slot-canyonThis from the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument Connection Facebook Group:
"Please do not attempt to access Paria Canyon or Buckskin Gulch currently. I work with the BLM and reports indicate that current flow in the Paria Canyon is shoulder deep near the Buckskin Confluence; Buckskin is likely substantially deeper. Conditions are extremely hazardous due to rain and snow in the area and continuing active weather patterns. The river basin includes areas such as Bryce Canyon which have high snowpacks and are receiving additional precipitation currently. Permit holders should be receiving an email in the next few days regarding these conditions. "
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