Re: A few more questions???
- I make my own meals, mostly off the supermarket
shelves. Rice and Sauce, Noodles and Sauce are good and
also have recipes on the box that often may be adapted
to backpacking. I usually take a can or two of
chicken or ham. One of my favorites is using potatoes au
gratin and canned ham fixed in a frying pan. I also make
bread a lot. Use Bisquick or make your own biscuit mix.
Add water to a soft dough flatten in a frying pan and
fry both sides. Macaroni and cheese with bacon bits
is also a standby. Use your imagination and you can
make many tasty meals. Of course they take a little
longer to prepare, you actually have to cook. However, a
few years back I was with some guys with freeze dried
chicken teriyaki and they were eying my red beans and
- 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