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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2006, 02:21:28 PM »
We found it!! Its about 3 hours North of Quebec City, the cottage we stayed at was in a town called Biencourt, this is near Rimouski. We rode 170 miles on Monday March 13, the trails were incredible. They are like little mini highways up there. They groom the trails perfectly, the lakes are still thick with ice. There are some serious snowmobiling going on up there, we are going back next year ....we had a blast.

With out exageration, I bet we saw 100 deer thru-out our 170 mile journey....When we drove home thru Drummondville QC the deer were grazing like herds of cattle. Hundreds of them....it was unbelievable! (come hunting season, you won't see one....)

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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2006, 02:35:57 PM »
Well you were certainly in the right country for snow. They have gotten snow up there over 8 feet some winters. Have to tunnel in the snow to the house and make a snow bank garage for the car some years. :D But, down here in NB we don't have much. But, today I walked in a pasture to get to some thinning and it was cover deer dung and I seen 6 deer just before I turned into that lot. I seen where the deer were giving the sugar maple regen a hammering this winter.
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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #62 on: March 24, 2006, 08:55:53 AM »
I left my snowthrower with a buddy when I moved. Sounds like he is getting practice with it, almost 10" of snow fell in central Alberta last Saturday.  :D Without it though, the farmers would be wasting their time planting this year..
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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #63 on: March 24, 2006, 03:51:24 PM »
Well, we have recieved over 10 feet of snow in the last 3 weeks.
It has warmed up alot in the last few days and is melting quick at the lower elevations. Sledding should be good in the high country through the end of june. Some years in the high country we can recieve up to 1200" of snow. Yes, that is right, it was not a typo, that is 100 feet.

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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #64 on: March 24, 2006, 04:25:53 PM »
Geesh, if your getting that much snow there must be glaciers. Up in the coast mountains in BC there are areas of glacier accumulations, but they are mostly receding.
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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2006, 02:16:43 PM »
Yeah, we have glaciers in the Sierra but studies are showing that they are retreating very rapidly due to warming. However they say that the glaciers on Mt Shasta are growing, but also due to warming. I know two guys that left today for a chopper drop off in the backcountry. They will ski for 4 days back to where they can be picked up by a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Along the way they measure the water content in the snow pack. My guess will be that the snow is not the deepest we have seen,  maybe 10 to 20 feet, but the water content should be very high this year. California depends largly on this data to plan for water usage over the next year.

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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2006, 03:35:40 PM »
Still got left over drifts of the stuff  ::)

We could always have a snowball fight  ;D


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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2006, 06:25:10 PM »
People are farmimg here now (not beside me), and the ground is powder dry on the good farmland. I'm starting up my thinning crew May 1st.
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Re: Where is the snow?
« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2006, 12:07:35 AM »
It's been raining here, and still snowing in the high country. A few piles left from the plows at my place, and still 15+ feet on the ground above 6500'.
Backcountry skiiing and snowmobiling should be good well into july, but I really would like some sunshine, and warm weather.


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