First hike out west. JMT!!!
- What an AWESOME Trail! This was my first time
hiking out west.It was an incredible experience. I loved
hiking the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail back
east.However I must say the Muir Trail had to be the most
scenic 200 miles I have had the pleasure of hiking. I
can't wait to do it again when I hike the PCT next!!
This time I think i'll take my fishing pole for a bit.
I wish everyone out there on the trail or planning
on being out there the best!! SLIDER
- 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