[pct-l] Snow conditions on PCT - Mt Hood
JimLBanks at verizon.net
Thu Jul 20 15:06:46 CDT 2017
Thanks for the update. This kind of on the ground trail report is very much
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ambery-80243 at mypacks.net
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:41 PM
To: pct-l <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Snow conditions on PCT - Mt Hood
Just as a final update to all the condition reports earlier....
Summer finally arrived at Mt Hood and except for some shade snow in a couple
spots, things are looking good on the PCT crossing the west side of the
mountain. The Sandy River is running high and one should use caution there,
but other than that and a bit of downed trees below Paradise Park, things
look good. Have seen the first of the thru-hikers that skipped the Sierra
>From: Jerry's gmail <geraldbking at gmail.com>
>Sent: Jun 29, 2017 3:32 PM
>To: Jim Banks <JimLBanks at verizon.net>
>Cc: pct-l at backcountry.net
>Subject: Re: [pct-l] FW: Snow conditions on PCT
>Just a ditto to the Mt Hood PCT conditions. I was out on a SAR mission
yesterday 6/28 for 3 SOBO near the Zigzag crossing, about 3 miles NW of
Timberline Lodge. They were unable to cross the steep snow covered cross
slopes and had lost the buried trail. Their skill levels/experience levels
were very low; others have made it through. 10 more days will make a major
>> On Jun 29, 2017, at 11:31 AM, Jim Banks <JimLBanks at verizon.net> wrote:
>> Forwarding, with permission, a post about snow conditions around Mt. Hood
and Timberline Lodge.
>> From: ambery-80243 at mypacks.net [mailto:ambery-80243 at mypacks.net]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:20 PM
>> To: Jim Banks <JimLBanks at verizon.net>
>> Subject: Re: Snow conditions on PCT
>> I just went out to Timberline Lodge on Monday. You can see the PCT
>> behind the lodge for about 300 yards....... :) I went west for about a
mile, and was on five feet of snow for most of it. To the east of the
lodge, all the ridges are bare, but there is snow in the gullies. I don't
know about farther south, but conditions between Timothy Lake and the lodge
are fine. Lolo Pass to the gorge is also snow free now. It's just the west
side of Mt Hood that will be another two or three weeks before it's
comfortable for most hikers. We had considerable melting last week due to
the heat wave we had, so crossings of the Muddy Fork and the Sandy River are
pretty high as well.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jim Banks
>> Sent: Jun 27, 2017 4:07 PM
>> To: ambery-80243 at mypacks.net <mailto:ambery-80243 at mypacks.net>
>> Subject: Snow conditions on PCT
>> Amber, you posted an email to the PCT list serve on June 1 warning that
there was still lots of snow around Timberline Lodge. Could you give us an
update on the snow conditions around there?
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