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Pancake Breakfast on the JMT

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  • snow_nymph_2000
    I m back, a day early because of the mosquitos and rain. Our group of 9 started at Bear Creek Dam Diversion, and came out at Florence Lake. WED: rain, bugs,
    Message 1 of 473 , Jul 7, 2001
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      I'm back, a day early because of the mosquitos
      and rain. Our group of 9 started at Bear Creek Dam
      Diversion, and came out at Florence Lake. WED: rain, bugs,
      thunder, lightning, hot & humid, sun for a few hours, more
      bugs. THURS: lotsa bugs, rain, thunder & lightning,
      rained most of the day, never saw the sun, and rained
      most of the night. FRI: More rain & bugs, and a
      special treat at Marie Lake. A guy named Garvin had a
      tarp & friendship flags set up, and made multigrain
      pancakes served with syrup, and hot tea for hikers. He was
      in Tasmania, AU, and was treated to this, so wanted
      to give to others what he experienced there. He had
      mules bring in barrels with supplies, including flour,
      Coleman, dishes to serve breakfast, but they only came in
      15 miles. His friends helped carry the load up in
      about 5 trips. Awesome! We spent 1.5 hrs there (still
      raining), then headed to Muir Ranch. This section was my
      favorite part of the trip -- alpine lakes, lots of
      wildflowers. Rained on & off the rest of the day, and all
      night (lots of bugs too). SAT: rain stopped long enough
      to pack up, 1/2 hr out it started pouring again.
      Took the ferry back instead of hiking in more rain.
    • tiocampo
      Here is my opinion on the snowpack: At this time, it is pretty much normal or slightly below. The snowpack will dwindle pretty much as usual, unless
      Message 473 of 473 , Feb 24, 2002
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        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
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