- No, didn't meet Rheinhold in person, but heard
about him all along the trail.<br><br>Glad you guys are
enjoying the photos. I sure enjoyed taking
them.<br><br>Howard, I always remember you talking about these trips,
and how you would have liked more time at certain
places. We planned it that way, but could've used more
time. One place we missed was Lake South America. We
did Tyndall instead. Like you said, good reason to go
back.<br><br>I'm putting the prints in a book now so I'm still
living parts of the trip. Still relaxed and not
stressing over a whole lot these days. <br><br>Amazing, I
got almost 5000 hits on the JMT photos in the first
week! And over 1700+ hits on the other webshots
account, the same week!
- 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