I can attest to that for Central Oregon!
We are still waiting for the first real rain of the season in Bend, only having a couple of "damp" days so far.
Mt Bachelor nordic snow reports should win an award for creativity, making every day sound like a perfect xc ski day, even though patches of dirt are showing on their strategically placed web cam. Ground up ice mixed with water is considered "Perfect and fast" conditions. It is actually entertaining to read their very well written reports. Somehow they claim a "3 foot base", which must be at the summit. Highway cams just across from the ski area show more dirt than snow.
I snowshoed and skied after that initial "blast" in November, watching it get sparser and sparser. Last attempt mostly dodging rocks on a shady road route for xc, and stepping over twigs on the trail snowshoeing. I have been waiting for a decent dump of snow on the mountain since then. Rain is in the forecast for the mountain, maybe a trace of rain on our 3500 foot elevation lowlands.
I think everyone in Bend is doing a snow dance in the privacy of their home, maybe a few chickens sacrificed or something.....all to no avail......
Pretty happy the Mt. Spokane Nordic trails seem to have plenty of snow, it keeps me sane in the winter. Hoping the Cascade volcanoes get their share though, I don't like being on a glacier in mid July and and thinking that it looks more like late August.
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