hot springs near muir ranch
- I have some questions for anyone who might have
information about the hot springs near Muir Ranch. I will be
resupplying at Muir Ranch, and noticed on the map that there
are some hot springs very nearby. Are these springs
on private land, or are they free for hikers to use?
Are the springs nice? We plan to camp somewhere Muir
Ranch in the evening before we resupply in the morning.
Is there a good place to camp that is somewhat close
to the springs? <br><br>Thanks for your
- 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