[pct-l] Late Start 2014

marmot marmot marmotwestvanc at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 1 11:54:15 CDT 2013

Starting further north and flip flopping is an option. That way you don't risk pushing too fast early on and getting injured. Think about starting at Agua Dulce if snow level are the same as'13 that could get you through the Sierras at the right time.  You just have be a steady hiker.  Marmot

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> On Oct 1, 2013, at 9:43 AM, "Michael Slusser" <michael.slusser at gmail.com> wrote:
> All,
> So, with all the discussion about the dangers of getting through Washington
> in late September, as I'm considering a first time thru-hike next year, I'm
> becoming slightly concerned.
> I can carve out a block of time for the hike next year, but the earliest I
> can start is May 16. I recognize this is late, but many guides suggested
> this was still within a window of possibility if I were to press on with
> determination. Now I seek the collective wisdom of the list to chime in on
> the truth of that.
> As a note, I had considered going southbound, allowing for the later start,
> but (a) I have very little snow navigation and camping experience, and the
> descriptions of the Washington high passes at the start is rather
> intimidating, and (b) somehow the idea of ending up in So Cal rather than
> Canada in October is depressing.
> Thanks,
> ~M
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