Re: Here it is for public scrutiny.
- Ultralight will probably allow you to cover more
ground faster, you'll just get pretty tired.<br>I'm sure
you can do the miles, just pray for good
weather.<br>Last summer was the pits!<br>National weather service
90 day forecast is calling for conditions warmer
than normal with average precip. I guess that means we
won't get a lot of late afternoon thundershowers. They
can be a real pain.<br>I'm in a holding pattern past
45, so I take the big gun Ibuprofen - 800 mg.
<br>Take along aspirin for sure. It helps relieve swelling
and fevers.<br>I also carry Tylenol #3; Had many
reasons to use them over the years.<br>I don't know about
natural sleep aids, but I take along Benedryl - drowsy
formula.<br>I have allergies anyway, but the Benedryl can sure
help you fall asleep if you're having a tossing and
turning night!<br>Keep me
posted.<br>www.qnet.com/~sierramel/<br><br>Maybe I'll see you out there.<br>When did you say you
- 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