Forum Index » General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Trail Conditions


Display Avatars Sort By:
Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
JMT Trail Conditions on 07/28/2011 17:09:22 MDT Print View

Funny thing, one of my clients was at my desk and I was talking about the JMT and she said her friend has been hiking it for the past 6 days and just resupplied at Reds.

She showed me photos that her friend had posted on facebook.

Thought I would relay what I saw:

Thousand Island Lakes...10k has snow on peaks behind it and large patches of snow around it.

Donahue Pass at 11k, more snow on the ground, but looked like large patches vs. completely covered over.

My client said her friend talking about all the sun and need for sunscreen.

No metion of bugs.

-Tony

Michael Levine
(Trout) - F

Locale: Long Beach
JMT Trail Conditions on 07/28/2011 17:27:10 MDT Print View

Thanks Tony! I just looked up yosemite conditions for Sunday/Monday'ish

9,000ft highs 65-75, lows 35-45
11,000ft high 60-70, low 30-40

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: JMT Trail Conditions on 07/28/2011 17:47:06 MDT Print View

Not bad....humm, wonder if I should ditch the 3.3 oz overstuffed Goosefeet down socks to save weight????

Seems like everyone's going to be out on the JMT in August....so much to get packed and double checked before Sunday!

-Tony

Kris Sherwood
(Tuskadero) - F

Locale: Washington State
Re: Re: JMT Trail Conditions on 07/28/2011 18:14:22 MDT Print View

I hear ya Tony! 3 weeks of work left for me. Then it's off to Reno and the JMT and 3 weeks off!!

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: 10T 524631m E 5034446m N
Re: Re: Re: JMT Trail Conditions on 07/28/2011 18:25:29 MDT Print View

I'm planning a Ansel/SEKI trip a week from now, and have been following highsierratopix religiously. Take a look here:

http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewforum.php?f=1

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: Re: JMT Trail Conditions on 07/28/2011 18:56:02 MDT Print View

Kris, looks like we may cross paths. Which day are you starting? I start from Happy Isles on the 19th.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: Re: JMT Trail Conditions on 07/29/2011 11:25:05 MDT Print View

Kris,

Sure those three weeks can not come soon enough.

Biggest pain for me on the prep was getting all my food prepared and then mailed out.

Enjoy your trip and be safe.

Maybe by the time we get back, I can post up some info on trail conditions.

Might be able to do that if I can get internet access at Reds or VVR.

-Tony

Michael Levine
(Trout) - F

Locale: Long Beach
JMT Trail Conditions on 07/29/2011 11:30:56 MDT Print View

"Biggest pain for me on the prep was getting all my food prepared and then mailed out."

^ seconded

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: JMT Trail Conditions on 07/29/2011 17:01:40 MDT Print View

Tony, Regarding food prep, are you all each taking a bear canister from the start or sharing in the beginning and then mailing another one to one of your resupply points?