[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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