[pct-l] bailing out
jjolson58 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 12:04:10 CDT 2019
I was just informed Ray Day is the middle of June. I guess what i was
thinking was that it was the day you started hiking at the border, not
the day you enter the Sierra. Thanks!!! My memory concresces - it
takes approximately six weeks to get to the Sierra...
> On Mar 29, 2019, at 9:48 AM, Jeffrey Olson <jjolson58 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Didn't some of you guess at "Ray Day" start dates? If i remember
> correctly, a normal year's snow has May 1 be the "Ray Day."
> In 2005 I did a two state section hike starting at Manning on June 7.
> The Sierra was near 200%, similar to what it is this year, and while a
> few made it through, most either bailed or flipped to Canada where the
> snowpack was almost nil. That really doesn't seem to be an option this
> year as the snowpack in Washington is pretty normal.
> This doesn't directly address Neil's question, but it's peripherally
> related. I too am curious what big snow years hikers did, and what
> your experience was like - STORY TIME!!! Piggybacking on Neil's
> questions, I'm particularly curious what hikers in their 50s and 60s
> did, and how they dealt with the slogging...
> Laramie, WY
>> On 3/29/2019 9:28 AM, Neil Lacey wrote:
>> I'm trying to think/brainstorm about options for this year.
>> I've committed to an April 8 start date, of course I'd love to finish
>> but I've seen some insane snowmelt in my time, makes me hesitate.
>> Plus I'm 64, in great shape for 64, but pushing straight through
>> seems pretty risky.
>> I just retired so I don't have many constraints, here are a few
>> thoughts, I know a lot can happen between now & June.
>> 1) Hike North to Tehachapi, take a break somewhere til the melt is
>> mostly over & then head into the Sierra
>> 2) Take a longer break after the desert & head southbound from the
>> northern border
>> 3) Flip North then head South depending on snow.
>> Any ideas?
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