[pct-l] Desert Night hiking

Diane Soini of Santa Barbara Hikes diane at santabarbarahikes.com
Wed Sep 7 21:29:54 CDT 2011

When? Now?

If you're talking about during the regular thru-hiking season,
a) It's not that much desert.
b) It's really not that hot. Sometimes it's downright freezing ass  
cold and snowing.

On Sep 7, 2011, at 10:00 AM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:
> Thoughts about hiking in the desert at night?.... Is it safe?  
> Recommended?
> Or not...? I've heard that it can get pretty hot and nasty from 11  
> til 5...
> so what about starting early, 5am and hiking til 11, sleeping, and  
> then
> hiking from 5 til 1 am.... good idea? or not?

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