chumley wrote:NWS reports 1" in Eagar, 1" in Window Rock, 4" in Concho, 5" in Alpine, 12.5" near McNary. Sunrise says 24-32".
This will be the first winter in years that I didn't go cross country skiing. I had a chance, in not very good conditions, in Flag, back in December. But I didn't go. Looks like it will be great.
HAZ hikers don't seem equipped to mount a snowshoe expedition to Mt. Baldy in winter. At least, I don't hear of this happening. I have some friends in Tucson, as well as a few in the White Mtns., who have done it. It's a long walk, because the roads are closed. The closest you can get in a car is the gate on 273, via the Sunrise turnoff. If you have a snowmobile you can go all over the place fairly quickly, and people do go ice fishing at Big Lake via snowmobile. You can ski there, of course, but it is a long way.
Maybe my snow camping days are over with. I can be cold in a 15 degree bag when it's 35 degrees out. The worst part of snow camping is having to get up to pee at 3 a.m.