[pct-l] Weather in the Sierras

ned at pacificcrestcustombuilders.com ned at pacificcrestcustombuilders.com
Wed Jan 13 14:48:20 CST 2010

The same thing happened to my wife and I as we were going over Muir Pass. A 
few clouds in the morning that built into a nasty snow storm where we had to 
bail into the hut with three other people. It lasted all afternoon and into 
the night. Total white-out! In the morning we had 6 to 10 inches of snow....

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wes Rose" <wb104475 at sbcglobal.net>
To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:38 PM
Subject: [pct-l] Weather in the Sierras

> Back around 1978 or 1979, we were camped around 8000 feet in the Sierra 
> and swimming in
> a lake.  Cumulus clouds appeared over the horizon and about 25 minutes 
> later we were in a serious
> hail storm.  We exited the lake and made our way to camp for shelter.  The 
> ice-filled water covered our
> barefooted feet to the ankles.  I did not panic - much - not having a clue 
> about weather in the Sierra,
> but I do recall screaming at an occupant in our already zipped-up tent 
> something about frostbite.  An
> hour later we were swimming in the lake again on that clear, beautiful 
> July day.
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