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Scout elk after looking at Snotel

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Oregon bow hunters anxiously await the mountain snows to melt so they can begin scouting for elk and deer. Most of us at some time have entered the Oregon highlands for the purpose of gathering intel on new hunting grounds, only to discover we acted prematurely. Our plans came to a halt as we encountered impassable snow drifts clogging the mountain roads. A website solves this problem.

Werner Software has combined Oregon’s Snotel data sites with Google maps to provide daily reports on snow depth and melt-off at various elevations. These government data sites are scattered across Oregon’s mountains in every direction. For bow hunters planning on scouting out of state, Snotel data sites are operating in all the great western states from Washington to New Mexico.

By clicking on a specific data site located on the topographical map, one may instantly see the current snow depth at that particular elevation along with a 7 day change in depth log.

Give it a try before heading up into the mountains to make sure the roads are clear. Go to Snotel Google Maps Mashup and save it as a favorite website.