Re: Bear Cannisters
- Geez, I feel like I'm in a Twilight Zone episode!
I have often spoken to others in favor of
cannisters and been in the minority! This time I find myself
on the other side.. how odd. <br><br>I agree they
are wonderful up to their capacity, and one-week
trips are plenty for me. But if we're talking about a
JMT through-hike, with a 2+ week food supply, how
does one get that relief from a bear can that is only
securing about half the food? Not critical here, just
- Here is my opinion on the snowpack: <br><br>At
this time, it is pretty much normal or slightly below.
The snowpack will dwindle pretty much as usual,
unless there are some new major storms. <br><br>Whatever
the JMT veterans would say about "normal year
conditions" should apply this year. Last year was
exceptionally dry in the high country. This year will certainly
have more snowpack, but nothing like 1983 or 1997.
<br><br>But hey, it might snow some more! Winter ain't over
yet, but the probabilities are dwindling.<br><br>Here
is my tip on interpreting the snow water equivalents
shown for individual sensor sites: <br><br>loose, new
fallen snow is deeper, say up to 12 inches of snow to 1
inch of precip<br><br>dense, old snow is less deep,
say from 3 to 6 inches of snow to 1 inch of precip.
This is applicable when daytime air temps have been
above freezing for a while<br><br>Have a great time,
whatever you decide to do!<br><br>Best Regards,<br><br>FRF