Re: Is Mid-September too late to start?
I finished my hike on October 18, 2008. I used a northface pyxis
sleeping bag 0 degrees, synthetic. It is a good bag and weights only
3.5 pounds. I would weigh your wilderness competence before going
that late or find a partner whom is experienced. I saw only around 20
people my whole hike after t-meadows. So it is considerably more
dangerous. That said, bring the right gear and knowledge and it is
the best time of the year.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bob Bankhead"
>late as 15 Oct, depending on snow conditions. However, their ferry
> Regarding resort closures, here is the info from 2008:
> Reds Mdw Resort closed 30 Sept
> Reds Mdw Shuttle bus service stopped 3 Sept
> Vermillion Valley Resort says hiker supply boxes can be picked up as
boat service stops 1 Oct.
>pickup was 15 Sept.
> Muir Trail Ranch closed the last week of Sept, and their last PO
>to hitch out to Independence and back. I don't know when the USFS
> Your greatest challenge would be at Onion Valley if you were looking
campground at Onion Valley closes. I'm pretty sure the OV Pack Station
is closed around Labor Day, if it's even open that late. You'd have to
contact Sequoia King Pack Trains at pinecreekps@... or call
760-387-2627 to find out.
> Wandering Bob
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