Re: hiking the JMT
- Hi Guy!<br>How are you?!<br>I'm going to be on
the JMT A LOT!<br>I'm doing a backpack trip with a
group from thebackpacker.com on June 19 to 24. I'm
hiking them from Tuolumne Meadows to Sunrise, Clouds
Rest and then down to LYV.<br>Then I'm taking another
backpacker.com group out for nine days: in over Piute Pass and
back out over Pine Creek Pass. This is gonna' be an
eight llama string (half of em' mine, the other half
belong to another gal who's also going along).<br>After
that, I'm taking a guy, his wife and two kids, ages 10
and three, on a 28 day JMT hike.<br>We leave Reds' on
July 25 and I drop them off at the JMT/Shepards Pass
trail junction on Aug. 20.<br>We'll be in Evolution
Valley on Aug. 4 and at the Woods Creek Bridge on Aug.
14.<br>I'm traveling with four llamas for this one.<br>I'll
be coming back in at Shepards Pass on Aug. 24 with
another group of nine guys, and eight llamas. We be
fishing!<br>Wrights Lakes Basin, Wallace Lake, and back to Lake S.
America. Out at Shepards on Sept. 2.<br>Are you going to
be any other places I might see you? I'll look for
- 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