[pct-l] Castella ride
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Fri Jul 2 11:32:39 CDT 2010
I am planning on hiking in Washington in a week and I have been trying
to determine snow conditions on the trial too.
I ran across the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center
snow data here:
Google Earth Snow Analysis Overlays files can be downloaded here:
I'm not 100% sure how accurate this data is, but I don't know of any
better information. I did go through the NOHRSA archives and compare
it my 2009 Oregon hike last June/July and it appears to have been
mostly accurate. I think the amount of snow tended to be slightly
understate from a hiker's perspective.
Anyway, according to the NOHRSA data...
--The PCT is show free from Old Station to Castle Crags
--Still some snow between Castle Crags and Etna Summit
--Mostly snow free from Etna Summit to Fish Lake (except for a little
snow around miles 1609, 1621, 1700-1710)
--Still a lot of snow in WA
If I were in your position, I would consider a northbound hike from
On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Ellen Shopes <igellenig at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hoping to get back on the trail SB at Castella. Coming back from Arizona,
> and finding it hard to get info on options for this area. Any suggestions?
> Elderly Ellen
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