[pct-l] Steep Snow Travel

Jeffrey Olson jjolson58 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 16:36:15 CST 2017

I think Cindy Ross wrote about that descent in her book about her hike 
on the PCT.  If my memory is working, it  scared her more than any other 
challenge on her thru-hike...  I came down it on a low snow year and 
there were three or four snow crossings that surprised with their 

Laramie, WY

On 2/8/2017 2:30 PM, Town Food wrote:
> This reminds me, my experience was that the descent into Sonora Pass was
> much, much more dangerous than any of the "famous" Sierra passes
> (including Forester).  Is this normal?  Sonora Pass was much more steep
> and slippery than any other pass on the PCT for me.
> Since I'd heard lots of fuss about Forester, Muir, etc., I sent my
> Microspikes home at Red's Meadow.  It turned out the one place I
> would've liked them most was north of there, at Sonora Pass.
>   -=Marcus
> On 02/05/2017 08:44 AM, Gary Schenk wrote:
>> While my inclination would be to carry an axe in the Sierra in early
>> June, it doesn't seem like there are bodies piling up at the bottom
>> of Forester Pass.
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