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Offline tjse25

April to early for West Express and Trans Am
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:58:12 pm »
Looking at doing a cross country ride starting April 1 next year. Is there still good change of snow between San Fran and Pueblo the first half of April?

Tony

Offline aggie

Re: April to early for West Express and Trans Am
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 09:17:05 am »
It is possible to get snow at the higher elevations during April especially if a strong arctic storm  comes south.  Even if it doesn't snow you may find the passes pretty cold and there may be snow along the sides of the road.

Offline jamawani

Re: April to early for West Express and Trans Am
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 09:25:44 am »
No.
There is not a good chance of snow.
It is a certainty.

Offline Bclayden

Re: April to early for West Express and Trans Am
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 07:58:31 am »
Yes, snow is likely.  I had to delay my WE Sierra crossing one day due to an incoming storm in mid-June.  And in early April if it doesn't actually snow the day you cross there will most certainly be piles of plowed snow/ice on the road side much of it on the riding shoulder. 

Also, once past the Sierra the WE route takes you over several more Nevada passes above 7000' and these are likely to have some snow too. 

Nothing is certain but if you can make it a late May or later ride your conditions should be much improved.