[pct-l] Section F and water this October
skestrella at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 22 12:59:04 CDT 2014
I just returned from hiking sections F and G. I carried 9 liters of water from highway 58 and 8 liters on the next 30 mile stretch. But I'm not the fastest hiker and it was in the 90s every day with not much relief in the morning and evening. I hiked a bit at night. It should be cooler in October and that can make a huge difference in how much water you carry. I also brought electrolytes which really helped I think.
Spring is probably a nicer time to go unless you like solitude. I didn't see anyone else in section F.
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> On Sep 22, 2014, at 8:25 AM, Derek Fohs <derekfohs at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I was planning on section hiking Hwy 58 to Kennedy Meadows or Cranebrake Rd (mi 680) mid-October, but the water report looks bleak with 35 miles From Hwy 58 to Robin Bird Spring and then 30 miles from Willow Spring to Walker pass. Should I plan on carrying enough water for 30+ miles regardless of the season for this section? I'm thinking of delaying until mid-April 2015 when there should be more water. Thanks for any input. - Derek
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