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Bernard Shaw
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Locale: Upstate New York
Latest trail conditions JMT, where???? on 07/13/2006 08:44:54 MDT Print View

Do any of you have site for really recent updates on trail conditions on the JMT? The ones I see are still talking about June.

I am doing a solo JMT starting 8/03. Anyone feel I will need to drag along crampons or axe for the southern passes like Forrester or Glen, etc.

Thanks all,

Edited by on 07/13/2006 08:45:30 MDT.

Aaron Wallace
(basilbop) - F
Re: Latest trail conditions JMT, where???? on 07/13/2006 10:42:58 MDT Print View

This won't help for the souther passes, but up north...

Over the July 4th weekend, the JMT/PCT was ~100% snow covered from the Marie Lakes junction to below the highest crossing of Lyell Fork; i.e. above Lyell Base Camp. The highest crossing could be done on a snowbridge, but that option is probably no longer available or safe. The Base Camp crossing was less than knee-deep using the submerged rocks. PCT hikers reported they'd had similar conditions for "several days" southward. The snow was soft, and crampons/ice axes were not needed, but trekking poles certianly helped navigate the sun cups.