818Re: [John Muir Trail] --> when to hike
- Mar 5, 2005For low temp (below 0F) consider taking a
tent,thermorest mattress, 20 degree above zero bag and
a liner. I did that last winter to save on weight and
bulk (I have a 40 below bag) and was perfectly warm at
7 below zero while camped off glacer point road. The
weather service had predicted 10 above!
--- Vera Lehmkuhl <vjl_47@...> wrote:
> thanks for the info...I am not too concerned about=====
> cold below 30 to about 20 but snow and lower temps
> are a concern...I am allergic to down and have a
> pretty old polarguard bag...so guess we are sticking
> to the Aug dates...:)
> hmdsierra <email@example.com> wrote:
> August/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 into
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