From what I have seen this is the most snow that we have had in this area since 1997. In the basins behind Buena Vista the snow pack is close to double what it has been in the past few years. Cornices are 2x as big bla bla.
We have been gettin the sleds into territory that probably has never been ridden due to the lack of snow over the past 6-7 years and the increase in snow machine technology. We have not even been able to get close to crossing these ridges over the past 5 years due to the lack of snow.
Word around the campfire is also of a very possible 50,000 acre ft coming down Lake Creek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The past 2 years it was closer to 30,000 to 35,000 acre ft. IMO we are looking at what a normal late 90s runoff looked like - a 4000 to 5000 cfs peak with a very good possibility of 700 cfs or more through and beyond Aug 15th (wellsville). With a warm windy April/may these numbers will go down.
Not as good as the Durango or Gunnison area but we will have very good flows on the Ark and I for one am ready to see them return!!
Also yo Harvey what about Friday for some BC action get MOINC and give me a call. It should gettin good.