Re: [John Muir Trail] Very dry winter so far in CA
- BTW, at noon today at donner summit the temp was 58 degrees!
a few potential dry area of the JMT zone that come to my mind are:
* little Yosemite valley to Cathedral lake
* humphrey basin
* south of mather pass
* reds to duck creek
* mono basin
* forester pass south to wallace creek
--- In email@example.com, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
> Wow, what a great point. For those in the group with decades of experience
> in the Sierras, just how dry can it be, for water sources, along the JMT?
> I only have been on the JMT stretch 4 times now, the driest was 2008. We
> only had to take boots off once on the whole JMT -- Evolution Creek. No
> problem anywhere else. I did not worry about water availability then. It
> was a fantastically fine hike. The Noseeums were super bad at Wanda Lake
> and nobody stayed there that year when we went through.
> Visit Roleigh's Google
> On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM, trail2nowhere <trail2nowhere@...>wrote:
> > **
> > Hi kids,
> > We are having endless summer here in CA. The bad news is that skiing sucks
> > and we may had some pretty dry sections of the trail next summer. The good
> > newes is that we are still doing great hikes and if it holds we could get
> > into the Sierra much earlier than we could last year.
> > Personally, I plan on gambling and getting some early permits for a few
> > week long hikes along the JMT and PCT zones.
> > Off belay,
> > Jack