Saturday, May 18, 2013

Another Quick Update

I've decided to merge May and June reports together, so expect the monthly stuff next week and before the Memorial Day holiday. All said though some other news which merits mention.

First, both Cayuse and Chinook passes are open so highway 410 and 123 in and through the NP are open for travel but expect lots of snow once in the mid-to-upper elevations. The Stevens Canyon road isn't open yet, but expected to open before the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The Paradise Inn opens May 22nd. The Jackson visitors center is open day from 10 am to 5 pm now through the Labor Day holiday weekend in September. The rest of the facilities at Paradise are open or will open soon.

The government sequester has closed the Ohanapecosh visitors center for this season. The campground there will close two week earlier in September. Cougar Rock Campground will open a month later, now scheduled for late June, and close two weeks early in September.

That's it for now. There's still snow at the mid-upper elevation, above 4,000 feet, as the snowmelt season will continue into June for the mid-elevations and July for the upper elevations. More on this in later posts as I update the snow Web pages for the 2012-13 season.

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