[pct-l] Late Departures - how late is too late for a thru hike?

Danny Cox dannywcox at gmail.com
Thu May 7 19:13:07 CDT 2009

Thanks for all the great information and tips everyone. As much as I
like the idea of a continuous thru hike from the south, my desire to
avoid the additional heat has me leaning towards starting from near
Agua Dulce and returning for the south sections in the fall. It was
mentioned in a different post that the herd should be in that area
around the same time, so I'll likely choose a weeks walk north or
south depending on where everyone is at to help disperse things, or
further north if projected snow conditions permit.

Thanks again,


On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Diane at Santa Barbara Hikes dot com
<diane at santabarbarahikes.com> wrote:
> On May 7, 2009, at 4:13 PM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:
>> Leaving north from Campo, how different will conditions be (such as
>> water availability and temperature) if I left the 25th of May as
>> opposed to leaving very soon such as the 11th of May? Can I expect
>> others will be starting out around that later time as well?
> My guess is that it will be awfully hot in Section A, E, F and the
> beginning of G by the time you get there. Why not start somewhere
> around Agua Dulce? You can return and hike south to complete your
> hike at the end. It won't be a straight thru, but you'll have a
> wonderful time.
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