[pct-l] Thruhiking 2017

Stephen Adams reddirt23 at att.net
Sun Feb 12 10:24:12 CST 2017

These are all good points folks have made thus far.  Don't can your trip plans just because there is a lot of discussion regarding snow and snow melt filled creaks.  I'll add to Ned's comments regarding the Sierra.  Most of my hiking there, at least my longer extended stuff has been in early season.  Less people, more wild, plenty of snow and water everywhere.  Later in the season you get hoards of folks coming down the JMT, and places that present your resupply areas like Vermillion resort will get pretty busy.  
If I had a couple question they would regard training possibles, where you live, and how you are preparing for you season of hiking.  
And since someone mentioned food... Eat real wholesome foods.  A little instant stuff is fine so long as it is supported with plenty of good energy filled foods.  Food is heavy, but it is generally agreed that the extra weight is worth the payoff in real hiking and staying power for hiking day in and day out. 

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