Re: Into the Void - again
- I think we are starting from Edison now ( Bear
Creek ). Obi was talking about Florence ...but I have
noticed lately He's thinking about Edison.<br>Probably
because he has already done the stretch<br>from Tuolumne
to Edison and this trip would finish the south end
of the JMT for him. Is that what you're thinking
Obi?<br><br>I'm trying to reduce pack weight a little more this
year....and maybe shed a few pounds off of me as well
;)<br><br>I hope to keep it under 35 Lbs ...we'll see.
- 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