[pct-l] San Jacinto Snow Reports

Vincent Rupp vincent.rupp at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 08:28:59 CDT 2009

I crossed the last four milies Northbound to Devil's Slide yesterday
morning, and the trail was completely invisible for the first two.
Footprints led in different directions sometimes, but I got through with a
little compass skill and a lot of time. It's been warm enough to kick good
footholds, even at 9 AM, but there were a couple spots on the Eastern side
where a slip would be a really long fall onto rocks.

There are also a few large fallen trees in extremely inopportune places.

I'm planning to detour around Fuller Ridge somehow because I imagine it's
largely a steep icy slide. If anyone knows whether the Fuller Ridge TH to
San Gorgonio Pass is likely to be safer, please let me know.

On Apr 22, 2009 6:03 AM, "montypct" <montypct at gmail.com> wrote:

San Jacinto Snow Report per Eric D and Nafta 2008

Snow starts about 4 miles before Saddle Junction/Devil's Slide.
Both Erid D and Nafta say
Very Dangerous Spot just past Apache Peak.  Suggest Ice Ax, Crampons, or
dropping down below the snow patch and walking.
Do not travel in the morning when the ice is hard.  Afternoon softer snow is

There are a few more dangerous spots too.

I expect an update about Fuller Ridge from Eric D in a couple of days.

I will post when time allows.

I will arrive there in approximately 8-10 days myself.

I will not receive any more PCT-L this season due
to........................... you all know
The massive amounts of emails that are not appropriate for a thru hiker.


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