[pct-l] April 1st Sierra Snow Conditions
paul_c at tuxcnc.org
Wed Apr 1 04:07:56 CDT 2009
On Wednesday 01 April 2009, Tortoise wrote:
> Also the ADZ is an annual event for some hikers and trail angels.
Indeed - And it is about the only time of the year that you stand a chance of
meeting the infamous couch pot^W^Wtrail pirate, Switchback ;)
> I went last year. Now I've been there and done that.
> There are also some gear vendors at the ADZ and the vendors may have
> gear to sell there or just take orders. So you can spend money there and
> buy gear.
Although there were a small number of vendors in attendance, but there was
little, if any, pressure to spend. I can understand the concerns that it
could turn in to a Thru Wallet Expo - Until Mr W. Disney gets involved, I
think those fears are (currently) unfounded. One very useful desk was manned
by the USFS were they were issuing fire permits to any/everyone that asked
(free as I recall).
As for the "herd effect", I agree, there is a small window of opportunity and
the ADZ might aggravate the situation. However, there are a number of spots
along the trail where herds can form.
> And so I've heard, there is a lot of partying by some of the attendees.
Nah.. There were too many people hiking out with the crack of Dawn.
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