[pct-l] Section Hike

clairerdl at gmail.com clairerdl at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 18:26:33 CST 2017

Thanks for the advice everyone!  Has anyone flipped over the sierras and come back to them at the end of their hike? 

Also are there any estimates as to when the snow will be gone in the high sierras? Would it be gone by early august for sure or is that still unclear? 

Maybe southbound is another option? Finishing at mt whitney would be quite lovely.  Would it be reasonable to start in Oregon and end in the sierras when there is less snow in august? Thoughts?


Claire Rossi de Leon
Yale University, Class of 2019

> On Jan 18, 2017, at 7:13 PM, Scott Diamond <scott.diamond.mail at gmail.com> wrote:
> That sounds like a great section to hike. Big Section. Given that time of year and mileage that is probably the best section.  I expect much snow this season so the later in June the better. Yes mosquito can be bad but not that bad. Bring bug repellent and a mosquito head net. 
>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM, claire rdl <clairerdl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone! New to this list, not quite sure how it works, but figure I’d give it a shot.
>> Hoping to get some advice on a section hike, thinking around 1000 miles and starting in late June/early July. For now, I am starting at Kennedy Meadows and heading to the Oregon Border. However, I was wondering if any of you know a better place to start around late June/early July, or does that sound like a pleasurable hike? I’ve heard mosquitos are pretty crazy around that time, any advice on avoiding them?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Claire
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