Re: belated update
- I'm planning a trip for this next summer. I guess
it depends on the permits I get in Feb. I am going
to talk with my doctor and see if I might need
medication. I really don't think my condition was altitude
related. We were only at 6700 feet. I've been to the top
of Whitney twice with little trouble other then
headaches. I am bound and determined to go this summer.
Heck, I've got all the gear, maps, you name it. At
anyrate, if I get permits with enough slots I may be
looking to pick up a couple of hiking companions. I'll
post it if it does happen. Cheers
- 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