764Re: the jmt in may?
- Jan 23, 2005I think that might be one hell of a challenge. I did the JMT last
summer and through my preparation used a lot of PCT material. As many
know the PCT'ers are normally the first to pass through the JMT each
year. What I found is that the unofficial rule is coming up from the
south you should not get to Kennedy Meadows before June 15, I think
that many PCT'ers even have sort of a rendezvous they call ray day
for Ray Jardine. That being said if all is correct with what I have
heard on the news about the heavy California snows a May attempt on
the trail, well here is a pic coming down Forester Pass,
Imagine it covered in a few feet of snow. This one may not even be
the worst. Going up Whitney, The Golden Staircase, Muir pass on the
Helen lake side and many others. That's just my two cents and if you
do go for it please let me see the pics.
--- In email@example.com, Catra Corbett
> Hey James-best time of year on the JMT. There will be snow. I'm starting my
> It's Catra.. Saw your message on the JMT list. May is not the
PCT speed record in Mid May and I'm already freaking out about going
through the JMT section with a lot of snow. I have been on the trail
in the past with a lot of snow. It's hard to find your way.
>to find my way.
> I figure if I start my PCT journey after the hikers I will be able
> Thats all for now...
> "james c. varner" <jvarner1313@y...> wrote:
> hello folks
> i'm new to the group and i've never been on the jmt or even close.
> but i'm curious about the condition of the trail in the month of
> may seems like the only time this year i'd be able to make it toService.
> california but i'd really like to run this trail this year. so if
> anyone could give me an idea of how much of the trail is still
> covered in snow in mid may on an average year i would really
> appreciate it.
> james from olympia
> aka soccerball seagull
> me2ga 99
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