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Bernard Shaw
(be_here_now@earthlink.net) - F

Locale: Upstate New York
JMT before August 4th HELP on 07/29/2006 21:21:06 MDT Print View

Update 8/4-8?13 JMT

Snow 50 feet long on steep north side of Glenn was treacherous in morning when still hard, otherwise caution rest of day.

Of larger concern, south side of Mather Pass had a 100 foot very steep ice hard in morning, small foot steps with little horizontal purchase section about 1/6th of the way up. Going down and around through the boulder field would be possible but difficult enough that many hikers would attempt the crossing. The fall would be serious and potentially fatal. A number of thru-hikers were seen in very thin trail shoes and even hkining in sandals, making this crossing more treacherous.

The water crossings from Mather through Evolution valley were very difficult especially given how late int he year it is. Care needs be taken.

As always, the official trail conditions site is not accurate so take care.

Evan

Edited by be_here_now@earthlink.net on 08/18/2006 09:59:34 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: JMT before August 4th HELP on 07/30/2006 08:32:05 MDT Print View

Here is the latest on SEKI

http://www.nps.gov/seki/trailcdt.htm

Some of this is up to date and some is from last month. I would call the Ranger Station at Cedar Grove's Road End and ask. Also maybe call White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop, they might be able to answer some questions too. Hope this helps.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: JMT before August 4th HELP on 07/30/2006 08:34:24 MDT Print View

also keep in mind that the snow has been melting rather fast. So I don't know how updated those reports are. Also look out for thunder storms, we have had plenty of them this year.

Bernard Shaw
(be_here_now@earthlink.net) - F

Locale: Upstate New York
Re: Re: Re: JMT before August 4th HELP on 07/31/2006 06:27:37 MDT Print View

Thank you Ken! I definitely will.

Evan