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jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
JMT blowdown updates on 07/08/2012 13:41:05 MDT Print View

From what I can tell there are still some areas of blowdowns around Purple Lake and perhaps elsewhere. I was hoping to go south from Reds Meadows (now open) and come out at North Lake near Bishop, in a week or two. Anyone have info/ sources on blowdown conditions on this stretch of the JMT? Thanks.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: JMT blowdown updates on 07/08/2012 13:47:47 MDT Print View

Yesterday I was just north of there at Agnew Meadow. Yes, there was a lot of timber laying on the ground. The contractor had it cut and stacked so that the trail was completely open. There won't be any shortage of firewood for a while.


Nathan Hays

Locale: San Francisco
JMT TR on 07/08/2012 17:10:25 MDT Print View

On 6/29, between Gladys Lake and Johnston Meadow, lots of trees down, many walks arounds and climb overs. Many hikers going on through, not taking PCT bypass. South through to Florence Lake by 7/6, no problems.

Erik Basil

Locale: Atzlan
Agnew Meadows on 07/16/2012 08:25:34 MDT Print View

Bob, which trail(s) did you take out of Agnew Meadows? Everything open and good? How "different" looking is everything?

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Latest Blowdown Clearing Report on 07/16/2012 09:37:33 MDT Print View

Here is the latest blowdown clearing report.

Blowdown Report

jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
"JMT blowdown updates" on 07/16/2012 09:52:56 MDT Print View

Excellent. Thanks for the link, Art.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
JMT blowdowns on 07/17/2012 07:44:51 MDT Print View

Should be very passable all the way through. When I went through Inyo the ranger there told me that he had seven crews workig on it. I we t through over a week ago and there were some blowdowns leaving VVR from the south down to Tully Hole but it was cleared from purple lake to Donahue pass. I don't think there were any in Yosemite that were a big deal.

All of the ones I came across on the PCT were very, very manageable. If you see a trail crew out there give them all high fives.