[pct-l] Snowshoes sierras june / july
brick at brickrobbins.com
Thu Apr 6 17:27:24 CDT 2017
Skis and snowshoes are for un-consolidated winter snow.
Neither is really going to help you much on a typical pct hike.
did you look at the picture of the sun cups I included in the last email?
On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM, Richard Sturm <r-sturm at msn.com> wrote:
> How about cross country skis?
> R. Sturm
> *From:* Pct-L <pct-l-bounces at backcountry.net> on behalf of Brick Robbins <
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> *Sent:* Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:14 PM
> *To:* Stefan Popa; Ned tibbits
> *Cc:* PCT
> *Subject:* Re: [pct-l] Snowshoes sierras june / july
> On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Stefan Popa <stefan.popa at gmx.net> wrote:
> > I'm wondering if bringing my snowshoes is a good idea.
> > Perhaps i can avoid postholing in the afternoons when hiking between two
> > passes.
> > What do you think ?
> I think would be a waste of weight to carry snowshoes.
> They are made for walking on loose snow, not the consolidated sun
> cupped stuff you will be walking on. I've seen lots of devices (and
> tried several) that were intended to prevent postholing, and never
> found one that worked.
> This is what you are going to be walking on, and post-holing in.
> Snowshoes aren't going to be usable
> I would be interested in trying Snowfoot but it looks like they never
> went into production
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