Re: JMT Photos
- Snow nymph-loved your photos of your JMT trip. I
still don't have all my JMT photos in my albumn and I'm
still typing up my journal. You gave me some good ideas
on the importance of brevity in writing. I'll be
editing my journal as a result of how well your journal
read.<br>I am missing the solitude and simplicity of being
out there. I'm entertaining the idea of doing the PCT
in 2002. I don't know if I'm crazy or not. But the
trail is calling. Now all I have to do is figure out
how to get my base pack weight down about 8 pounds.
<br>I enjoyed seeing my name, Montaingal, mentioned in
your journal. One of these days I hope to meet you out
there. If I didn't convey it, I'm impressed with your
passion for the mountains and your organizational skills
in keeping your trips alive through your photo
journals. Thanks for being a great example.
Montaingal<br>WLD...I hate that I'm not free for your Baldy Bowl hike,
otherwise I would have joined you all.
- 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