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Kevin Burton
(burtonator) - M

Locale: norcal
yosemite vs kings canyon. on 05/09/2013 16:18:54 MDT Print View

4 weekends ago I was in Yosemite and there was plenty of water. The snow line was at about 8k feet and there was enough snow.

However, last weekend I was in Kings Canyon ... about 2 hours south - and the water was somewhat scarce

It was there and it was flowing but I could see it drying up this year.

Some of the areas which clearly had running water in the past were dry.

I suspect things are rough the further south you go (warmer) but probably are ok if you go further north.

Probably an early start is a good idea!

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Re: As a PCT thru-hiker about to start...any last minute suggestions ? on 05/09/2013 17:11:02 MDT Print View

Seth, it sounds like a plan. I suspect anything listed as seasonal sources will be dry this year. Have a great hike.