[pct-l] Snow snow snow. Let's go!

Casey Stevens costevens078 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 06:08:42 CST 2017

Appreciate the admonishments!

See you all out there!

Casey "Gandalf"
On Friday, January 13, 2017, Brick Robbins <brick at brickrobbins.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 1:45 PM, Casey Stevens <costevens078 at gmail.com
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > I'm trying to shoot this thru-hike in 100 days. And I don't plan on
> > failing... Even if there's snow...
> Doing the trail quickly is not about going fast. It is about doing
> very long days with few breaks, and not taking zeros or neros.
> If you enter the Sierra early, and have no footprints to follow, you
> are going to need heavier equipment. And that will slow you down
> Also you will be slowed down by postholing in the snow - slowed down a
> lot. I went from 30+ mile days to less than 20 once I left Crabtree
> Meadows... and that was hiking 15 hour days.
> https://geezerhiker.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/postholing.jpg
> You might want to watch the snow data, and plot the melt rate, then
> change your departure date so that you miss the snow
> visit
> http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/snow/PAGE6
> and look at Upper Tyndall Creek. The water content there is more than
> double what it was a week ago.
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