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30723Re: [John Muir Trail] Early starters

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  • John
    May 23, 2013
      I would say the northern 1/3 of the trail. I haven't been to the Silver Pass area but I bet it is close. At McGee Pass I ran into solid snow at 10,200 and 11,000 at Bishop Pass.

      JD
      Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
      see book here 


      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Ned Tibbits" wrote:
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      > John,
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      > What is the latitude on that snowline? Just want everyone to be aware that there is a deeper snowpack the more north you look, so the snowlines will be lower on the north end of the trail...
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      > Ned Tibbits, Director
      > Mountain Education
      > www.mountaineducation.org
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      > From: John
      > Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:15 AM
      > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Early starters
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      >
      > Patchy below 10,000 north facing and in the woods, otherwise pretty snow free below that. Streams quite low for this time of year.
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      > JD
      > Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
      > see book here
      >
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Bill Heiser wrote:
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      > > Thanks for the info. IIRC most of that area is above 10K feet. How is the snow below that?
      > >
      > > Sent from my iPhone
      > >
      > > On May 23, 2013, at 6:59 AM, "John" johndittli@ wrote:
      > >
      > > > I've been hitting the local Sierra backcountry a lot the last couple of weeks. I just wanted to let folks that are thinking of starting in the next week or so that there is still quite a lot of snow in the northern JMT; like 70-80% ground coverage from 1000 Island lake to Donahue Pass.
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      > > > FYI
      > > >
      > > > JD
      > > > Walk the Sky: Following the John MUir Trail
      > > > see book here
      > > >
      > >
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