[pct-l] Weather in the Sierras

Ernie Castillo erniec01 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 15 15:15:17 CST 2010

With regard to weather, hiking in the High Sierras can be like living in Michigan.

If you don't like the weather, wait for 5 minutes. It will change.

Ernie Castillo
erniec01 at hotmail.com
248 884 5201

> From: wb104475 at sbcglobal.net
> To: pct-l at backcountry.net
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:38:23 -0800
> 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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