[pct-l] Castle Crags to Ashland

Diane Soini of Santa Barbara Hikes diane at santabarbarahikes.com
Sun May 13 17:43:33 CDT 2012

I hiked this section starting July 3 in 2009. It was gorgeous and  
there was more water than the guide book listed and those sources  
said to likely be dry or a trickle were flowing very well. Snow was  
minimal and nice for cooling off when tucked into in my hat.

On May 12, 2012, at 10:00 AM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:
> I've section hiked WA & OR and am now working my way through CA,  
> starting with sections P, Q and R.  I've always used the PCT  
> (Wilderness Press) guidebooks and now I also have Yogi's.  I have  
> several questions:
> 1.  any suggestions on when to go to still have water available but  
> without a ton of snow?  (I'm looking at July -- is that too early?)
> 2.  how reliable are the water sources listed for these sections in  
> the PCT guidebook and in Yogi's Handbook -- a bunch of them sounded  
> pretty iffy.
> 2.  planning to stay overnight in Etna -- is it hard to get a ride  
> there or back to the trail?
> 3.  a local from Seiad Valley suggested walking Seiad Creek Road up  
> to Cook & Green Pass, as an alternative to the long, hot, steep  
> actual PCT -- any thoughts on this?
> Thanks for your help.    		
> --Susan from Spokane

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