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  • k2poohtri
    Thanks for the info. That is quite useful. 8 days and counting... Korina
    Message 1 of 7 , May 23, 2013
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      Thanks for the info. That is quite useful. 8 days and counting...
      Korina

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "John" <johndittli@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've been hitting the local Sierra backcountry a lot the last couple of
      > weeks. I just wanted to let folks that are thinking of starting in the
      > next week or so that there is still quite a lot of snow in the northern
      > JMT; like 70-80% ground coverage from 1000 Island lake to Donahue Pass.
      > FYI
      > JDWalk the Sky: Following the John MUir Trailsee book here
      > <http://www.johndittli.com>
      >
    • Bill Heiser
      Thanks for the info. IIRC most of that area is above 10K feet. How is the snow below that? Sent from my iPhone
      Message 2 of 7 , May 23, 2013
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        Thanks for the info. IIRC most of that area is above 10K feet. How is the snow below that?

        Sent from my iPhone

        On May 23, 2013, at 6:59 AM, "John" <johndittli@...> wrote:

         

        I've been hitting the local Sierra backcountry a lot the last couple of weeks. I just wanted to let folks that are thinking of starting in the next week or so that there is still quite a lot of snow in the northern JMT; like 70-80% ground coverage from 1000 Island lake to Donahue Pass. 


        FYI

        JD
        Walk the Sky: Following the John MUir Trail

      • John
        Patchy below 10,000 north facing and in the woods, otherwise pretty snow free below that. Streams quite low for this time of year. JDWalk the Sky: Following
        Message 3 of 7 , May 23, 2013
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          Patchy below 10,000 north facing and in the woods, otherwise pretty snow free below that. Streams quite low for this time of year.

          JD
          Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail


          --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Bill Heiser wrote:
          >
          > Thanks for the info. IIRC most of that area is above 10K feet. How is the snow below that?
          >
          > Sent from my iPhone
          >
          > On May 23, 2013, at 6:59 AM, "John" johndittli@... wrote:
          >
          > > I've been hitting the local Sierra backcountry a lot the last couple of weeks. I just wanted to let folks that are thinking of starting in the next week or so that there is still quite a lot of snow in the northern JMT; like 70-80% ground coverage from 1000 Island lake to Donahue Pass.
          > >
          > >
          > > FYI
          > >
          > > JD
          > > Walk the Sky: Following the John MUir Trail
          > > see book here
          > >
          >
        • Ned Tibbits
          John, What is the latitude on that snowline? Just want everyone to be aware that there is a deeper snowpack the more north you look, so the snowlines will be
          Message 4 of 7 , May 23, 2013
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            John,
             
            What is the latitude on that snowline? Just want everyone to be aware that there is a deeper snowpack the more north you look, so the snowlines will be lower on the north end of the trail...
             
             
            Ned Tibbits, Director
            Mountain Education
            www.mountaineducation.org
             
            From: John
            Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:15 AM
            Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Early starters
             
             

            Patchy below 10,000 north facing and in the woods, otherwise pretty snow free below that. Streams quite low for this time of year.

             
            JD
            Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
             

            --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Bill Heiser wrote:
            >
            > Thanks for the info. IIRC most of that area is above 10K
            feet. How is the snow below that?
            >
            > Sent from my iPhone
            >
            > On May 23, 2013, at 6:59 AM, "John" johndittli@... wrote:
            >
            > > I've been hitting the local Sierra backcountry a lot the last
            couple of weeks. I just wanted to let folks that are thinking of starting in the next week or so that there is still quite a lot of snow in the northern JMT; like 70-80% ground coverage from 1000 Island lake to Donahue Pass.
            > >
            > >
            > > FYI
            > >
            > > JD
            > > Walk
            the Sky: Following the John MUir Trail
            > > see book here
            > >
            >
          • Bill Heiser
            That s good to know, thanks! Sent from my iPhone
            Message 5 of 7 , May 23, 2013
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              That's good to know, thanks!

              Sent from my iPhone

              On May 23, 2013, at 9:15 AM, "John" <johndittli@...> wrote:

               

              Patchy below 10,000 north facing and in the woods, otherwise pretty snow free below that. Streams quite low for this time of year.


              JD
              Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail


              --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Bill Heiser wrote:
              >
              > Thanks for the info. IIRC most of that area is above 10K feet. How is the snow below that?
              >
              > Sent from my iPhone
              >
              > On May 23, 2013, at 6:59 AM, "John" johndittli@... wrote:
              >
              > > I've been hitting the local Sierra backcountry a lot the last couple of weeks. I just wanted to let folks that are thinking of starting in the next week or so that there is still quite a lot of snow in the northern JMT; like 70-80% ground coverage from 1000 Island lake to Donahue Pass.
              > >
              > >
              > > FYI
              > >
              > > JD
              > > Walk the Sky: Following the John MUir Trail
              > > see book here
              > >
              >

            • John
              I would say the northern 1/3 of the trail. I haven t been to the Silver Pass area but I bet it is close. At McGee Pass I ran into solid snow at 10,200 and
              Message 6 of 7 , May 23, 2013
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                I would say the northern 1/3 of the trail. I haven't been to the Silver Pass area but I bet it is close. At McGee Pass I ran into solid snow at 10,200 and 11,000 at Bishop Pass.

                JD
                Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
                see book here 


                --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Ned Tibbits" wrote:
                >
                > John,
                >
                > What is the latitude on that snowline? Just want everyone to be aware that there is a deeper snowpack the more north you look, so the snowlines will be lower on the north end of the trail...
                >
                >
                > Ned Tibbits, Director
                > Mountain Education
                > www.mountaineducation.org
                >
                > From: John
                > Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:15 AM
                > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Early starters
                >
                >
                > Patchy below 10,000 north facing and in the woods, otherwise pretty snow free below that. Streams quite low for this time of year.
                >
                >
                > JD
                > Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
                > see book here
                >
                >
                > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Bill Heiser wrote:
                > >
                > > Thanks for the info. IIRC most of that area is above 10K feet. How is the snow below that?
                > >
                > > Sent from my iPhone
                > >
                > > On May 23, 2013, at 6:59 AM, "John" johndittli@ wrote:
                > >
                > > > I've been hitting the local Sierra backcountry a lot the last couple of weeks. I just wanted to let folks that are thinking of starting in the next week or so that there is still quite a lot of snow in the northern JMT; like 70-80% ground coverage from 1000 Island lake to Donahue Pass.
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > FYI
                > > >
                > > > JD
                > > > Walk the Sky: Following the John MUir Trail
                > > > see book here
                > > >
                > >
                >
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