a group hike II?
- If a sequel sounds interesting, a mid-September shortie would be cool
- airline fares & a ride from SAC, RNO? permitting. I'm pretty
much occupied through August with other tasks & events. Several of us
from another Yahoo group got together in 2001 & went Wishon to
Halfmoon (& beyond, see http://www.granitic.net); nice area, pretty lake!
- I've settled on Olancha Peak for Memorial Day weekend. To find
water, that trip need to be early.
--- In email@example.com, richey35@c... wrote:
> At 11.2 K Cottonwood Pass is low by comparison with most passes in
> Southern Sierra, and last year was really dry in the south, thus
> fires in Sequoia National Forest. The predictions based on snow
> content I read on the PCT website suggest the Northern Sierra are
> above normal, and the south is 25% below. PCT thru-hikers will
> out from Kennedy Meadows about June 1, but most will have ice
axes. I think
> Sawmill Pass could be pretty challenging without an ice axe, but it
> beautiful if you make it. If you go north on the other side of the
> you would have to cross Woods Creek, which I have done way west of
> across the amazing bridge on the JMT. An unbridged crossing of
> around June 1 could be hair-raising. I wouldn't want to take the
> having to turn back on the first three-day weekend of prime hiking
> let me know if anybody is interested in a lower altitude hike over
> Day. If you'd like to see the attachment from the PCT website,
> contact me and I will forward it along. - Bob R
> << <tt>
> Last year, we went over Cottonwood Pass on Memorial Day, which was
> pretty much free from snow, but Army and New Army Pass were not
> passable. I guess each year and each pass is different.
> I'm also thinking of Olancha Peak for Memorial Day Weekend. I'd
> to avoid an area filled with mosquitos.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, richey35@c... wrote:
> > Hey Kathy. To do this hike on Memorial Day I think you'd need
> ice axe.
> > Anything much above 9-10K is till pretty much snowed in on June
> I don't
> > have the skills or equipment to do it, but I'm sure it would be
> > hike. Once over the pass the area around Twin Lakes is really
> nice. - Bob R
> > << I think I'm going to try to make it to Sawmill Pass via the
> > Pass Trail on the eastside over Memorial Day Weekend instead of
> > Wishon. >> >>