I have been backpacking the SHT in May for years. Usually 3-4 nights out, and yes, it does rain sometimes, but hey, that's just part of the experience. This past weekend was awesome, we just came out this morning and the only misty day was yesterday. We lucked out with no rain setting up camp and breaking camp. It did storm Saturday night, but it was dry by morning. The trail was incredible, a little muddy in sections, but overall pretty good. We started in Oberg Mtn. and ended up in Cascade; the forest was covered with many blooming wild flowers and there was such a variety of birds throughout the trek. As soon as the snow is gone I'm out there. Mosquitoes or not! There is always something wonderful any time of the year!
Mary D. Noll