Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: What a Year it is!!
- Actually, for myself this is good news. I plan to hike up along the
Merced River in mid-June. I count
at least 14 waterfall between Little Yosemite Valley and the Red Peak
Fork. Should be spectacular
up there this year. I do hope everyone is careful this year. With
this rapid melt it will be very dangerous
on some crossings.
On May 14, 2006, at 10:00 AM, dive_hike wrote:
> Prapanna, to add to that report ... the Sierra streams and rivers
> have been flowing at record (or near record) levels for the first
> two weeks of May. And record temperatures are forecast for next
> week. From the Mammoth forecast- Sat, May 13, 2006 :
> "RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE FORECASTED FOR ALL OF MONO AND INYO
> COUNTIES BEGINNING SUNDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK......THE
> MAY THAW CONTINUES ......RIVERS AND CREEKS ARE ON THE RISE.....BE
> EXTREEMLY CAREFULL AROUND THE WALKER RIVER!"
> Yosemite Valley is forecast to be in the high 80s (maybe 90!) next
> With the warm weather, snow levels in the Yosemite / Mammoth area
> are already below 2005 levels for mid-May - and significantly below
> 1998 levels (the last huge snow year).
> As an aside: The Sentinel Dome live cam has stopped working. The
> cam provides an excellent view of Clouds Rest out to Cathedral
> Peak. Hopefully it will be back online as soon as the road to
> Glacier Point is plowed.
> Here is the live cam for Yosemite Valley:
> Great hiking to all,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Prapanna Smith <prapanna@...>
> > Well, we thought last year was intense! Check this out from the
> > DWR Bulletin 120. You can download the entire report at:
> > http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/bulletin120/b120may06.pdf
> > It's going to be quite an adventure for the PCT and JMT hikers
> > year.
> > Prapanna
> > JMT 2005
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- Human Remains Found May Be Those Of Missing Hiker
(CBS) IDYLLWILD, Calif. Human remains were found on Mount San
Jacinto Sunday and were believed to be those of a male hiker missing
for over a year.
John Donovan, 60, of Virginia, was reported missing on the Pacific
Crest Trail in May 2005.
With the recent hot weather melting snow and ice off Mount San
Jacinto, about 15 volunteers, two Riverside County Sheriff's
Department search dogs and a helicopter searched Sunday near where
the backpack was found, Zamora said.
They discovered the remains of a human body, believed to be
Donovan's, about 100 yards from where the backpack was found, Zamora
The remains were turned over to the Riverside County coroner, he