795Re: [John Muir Trail] --> when to hike
- Mar 2, 2005August/September is a great time to be in the High Sierra. My then 10
year old son a friend and I started our JMT trip Aug 1 1982. It had
been a heavy snow year and we had some snow on almost every pass.
Island Pass was the only one with no snow. My friend had knee
problems and dropped out at Devil's Postpile. My son and I continued
on and finished Aug 25. In '93 my friend and I did JMT from South Lk.
to Whitney leaving around the 28th of August and we had great weather
the whole time ane no really cold nights. Our last night at Hitchcock
Lks. gave us a warmer morning than I had experienced in early August a
couple of years earlier. We often did trips in mid October and had
good weather with chilly (really chilly)nights. On one of those Fall
trips we went from South Lk. to Florence Lk. (LeConte - Evolution)and
ran across a few people doing JMT thru hikes. I thought October might
be a bit late for such a long hike as the weather could intervene
slowing or ending the trip.
> My partner is convinced it will snow and be too cold end of Aug intoSept.
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