Lightweight Backpacking After 60 in the Rogue Valley


Links to resources that might affect trips, e.g., weather, snow, fire, smoke, roads.

Send corrections, additions to Steve.



For those that have Google Earth installed on their computers & want to ‘follow’ the snow pack/melt status [from Mary K.]

  1. Go to:
  2. Download: “Snow Analyses Overlays” (.kmz or .kml)
  3. Open the file with Google Earth
  4. in Places sidebar, check category: “Snow Cover” or “Snow Depth”
  5. Zoom into or Search for your place of interest on the map

Fire / Smoke