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Snow to Flow Snow Day on McClure Pass

Ever wonder how exactly spring river conditions can be predicted by looking at snowpack? Or how water content is determined by exploring the snow? And frankly, why does it even matter how much water is in snow? Meet at the Redstone Inn on Feb. 28 at 8:30 a.m. for coffee, refreshments and an introduction to exploring snowpack as a natural resource and its critical importance in Western water management. Derrick Wyle, a Natural Resource Conservation Service snow surveyor, and Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Sarah Johnson, will guide a trip to explore a SNOTEL monitoring site on McClure Pass as well as conduct a snow course survey and dig a snow pit.

Snowshoes or cross country skis are required. Participants will carpool to McClure Pass from the Redstone Inn. Minors should be accompanied by an adult, as the trip is not appropriate for anyone younger than 12 years old.

Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. The cost is $30 for the public and $20 for conservancy members.


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