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hiking the JMT-any advice

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  • tery4u
    yes am doing the JMT from tuolumne camp ground to bishop pass. Are there bear boxes on this route or do i need a canister. Leaving aug 21st--is there a shuttle
    Message 1 of 473 , Apr 24, 2000
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      yes am doing the JMT from tuolumne camp ground to
      bishop pass. Are there bear boxes on this route or do i
      need a canister. Leaving aug 21st--is there a shuttle
      from bishop to tuolumne or a shuttle from leevining to
      tuolumne--thank you very much----tthatch@...
    • tiocampo
      Here is my opinion on the snowpack: At this time, it is pretty much normal or slightly below. The snowpack will dwindle pretty much as usual, unless
      Message 473 of 473 , Feb 24, 2002
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        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
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