907Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: 2005 vs. 1982 Snow
- Apr 30, 2005actually could you guys/girls blazing the trail in early/mid july just take some yellow fluorescent tape up with you and mark the trail.....?
dive_hike <dive_hike@...> wrote:
This year is about the same as '82 at this point. The Upper Tyndall
Creek sensor registered 37.7" on April 30, 1982 (currently 39.6").
The same is true at Mammoth - about the same. 1998 wasn't much
worse at this point (46.5") but we had a very cool spring and a slow
melt. Hopefully it will warm up soon!
Hikers in late July / early August will probably experience similar
conditions as your hike. You made a good point about route finding:
although there are usually footprints to follow, it is helpful to
have a general idea where the trail goes.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, hmdsierra <no_reply@y...>
> I was sondering how the snow this year compares with 81-82? I didJMT
> in '82. We started August 1 from Happy Isles and had snow onalmost
> every pass. The only ones that didn't have snow were Island Passand
> Trail Crest. We exited over Trail Crest August 25 so it had sometime
> to melt. Donahue Pass was hidden from the north side. Peoplecoming
> from the south just came down the hill to the upper lake on thenorth
> side. I though I had the trail but lost it soon so we just headedpass
> straight up till we hit the top of the ridge then looked for the
> and found it a hundred yards or so away. Most passes had some snowsnow
> with paths already punched out but the south side of Muir Pass was
> solid snow to below Helen Lk. We had no real troubles with the
> but it was there.wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Vera Lehmkuhl <vjl_47@y...>
> > Ack...so we'll hit the some passes with snow...we are hikingmostly
> in Aug...will check in later in May to see how things aregoing...is
> anything melting out there? Its really still cold and raining herein
> IN ...last SAT I ran in snow flurries...blah...to
> > vera
> > dive_hike <dive_hike@y...> wrote:
> > This is the heaviest snow year since '98. The north (Yosemite
> > Mammoth) had an especially heavy snowfall year.August.
> > Right now it looks like all passes will be clear around mid-
> > For those hikers going in July - plan accordingly - you will beon
> > snow on several passes. Try to cross the passes when the snow isService.
> > soft (later in the day), especially Forester Pass.
> > Hopefully we will have a warm spring. Enjoy!
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