766Re: the jmt in may?
- Jan 26, 2005May is a little early.
Photo from Kearsarge Pass May 15, 2004.
That's Charlotte Lake in the distance, the JMT goes right by it.
Photo from Mammoth Mountain on May 22, 2004:
Pass and the Silver Divide is out that way to the right.
Photo of Whitney June 6, 2004 from Lone Pine Peak:
is the south end of the JMT.
--- In email@example.com, plockey@a... wrote:
> I 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
> know the PCT'ers are normally the first to pass through the JMT
> year. What I found is that the unofficial rule is coming up from
> south you should not get to Kennedy Meadows before June 15, I
> 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
> heard on the news about the heavy California snows a May attempt
> 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
> the worst. Going up Whitney, The Golden Staircase, Muir pass on
> Helen lake side and many others. That's just my two cents and if
> do go for it please let me see the pics.
> Good luck
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Catra Corbett
> <catrarunner@y...> wrote:
> > Hey James-
> > It's Catra.. Saw your message on the JMT list. May is not the
> best time of year on the JMT. There will be snow. I'm starting
> PCT speed record in Mid May and I'm already freaking out about
> through the JMT section with a lot of snow. I have been on the
> in the past with a lot of snow. It's hard to find your way.
> > I figure if I start my PCT journey after the hikers I will be
> to find my way.
> > Thats all for now...
> > Catra
> > "james c. varner" <jvarner1313@y...> wrote:
> > hello folks
> > i'm new to the group and i've never been on the jmt or even
> > 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 to
> > california but i'd really like to run this trail this year. so
> > 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.
> > thanks
> > james from olympia
> > aka soccerball seagull
> > me2ga 99
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