Monday, May 27, 2013
The End of the Snowpack
Amazing what sunshine and temperatures in the 60s and 70s (and lows near 50ºF) will do to a snowpack. By Sunday evening the snow pack here on Keystone Ridge, which on Wednesday was still near 100% coverage, was reduced to patches. Of course, with the melting snow and warm temperatures came the first mosquitoes of the season, which were surprisingly pesky. Down at Denali Park HQ, the meltout date of May 25th was one day short of the 1992 record of May 26th.