Re: JMT Photos
- My trip report was 5 pages long. Started with
notes, the filled in a little in between. I didn't have
time to put everything in, but this is good enough for
now. Now that the JMT report is done, I'll have a
little more time to put the photos in albums and lable
them. <br><br>My base weight is 29 lbs! Wish I could
get it down, but I used everything I brought on that
trip. It was pretty comfortable, and I was able to keep
a 2mph pace on the uphills once acclimatized.
<br><br>If you need resupplying, let me know. I can probably
help out between San Bernardino and Mammoth.
<br><br>I'm flying to Chicago this weekend for a wedding. I'm
already going through withdrawals. I hate the city. Last
weekend was 49 consecutive weekends in the
mountains/wilderness. I'll just have to start over when I get back.
<br><br>The season's not over! I'll be out again in November.
See ya out there??
- 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