[pct-l] Snow Advice on OR and Washington PCT 2015
geraldbking at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 13:59:55 CST 2014
I would be prepared for snow in Oregon for the areas over 5000' elevation.
Specifically the Three Sisters & Mt Jefferson areas before July 20th. If
you could slide everything forward 15 days (July 1 to September 15) snow
conditions and weather would probably be better, although you will have
more company as this will match the bulk of the thru-hikers.
On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Andrea Dinsmore <
andrea at dinsmoreshikerhaven.com> wrote:
> August is a great time to hit Washington. Warm weather, berries to eat,
> very little rain, no snow except what is left up around Glacier Peak area.
> You will be ahead of most of the hikers.
> Andrea Dinsmore
> PCT MOM
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Peter Necarsulmer <necarsulmer at mac.com>
> > Season's Greetings. I am definitely doing CA/OR border to as far north
> > possible in Washington t(hopefully to Canada) this summer (2015) and need
> > advice, please. My intended start date is 15 June (unless you think it's
> > too early to avoid tons of snow and ice and slush) and can continue until
> > 31 August. I plan to average about 12 miles per day depending on how I
> > feel physically and trail conditions, and to take an average of 1.5
> > per week on average. Quick math: June 15-August 31 is 77 days or 11
> > weeks; less 17 zeroes means 60 hiking days at an average of 12 miles per
> > day = total mileage of 720. I am good at navigating with map, compass
> > GPS, am no expert but will definitely take Ned Tibbets' snow course in
> > March, practice ultralight (not super ultralight) techniques, and am 59
> > years old.
> > I am most concerned about snow levels and impact on travel, as well as
> > degree of snow skills required. Is it safe to start in mid-June? Thank
> > big time in advance for sharing your advice, knowledge and experience.
> > Peter (My self-given trail name is Escargot).
> > Peter B. Necarsulmer
> > + 1-202-403-4211 U.S. mobile
> > necarsulmer at mac.com
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