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Art ...
(asandh) - F
Snow on the JMT Passes Right Now ? on 06/18/2013 10:19:11 MDT Print View

We are heading out in 3 days on the JMT from Onion Valley to Reds Meadow.
Does anyone have any current info on the snow situation of the passes ?

Kearsarge ?
Glenn ?
Pinchot ?
Mather ?
Muir ?
Seldon ?
Silver ?

thanks ...

Bily Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
check out this site for conditions... on 06/18/2013 10:24:28 MDT Print View

http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/trailcond.htm#CP_JUMP_115623

note the dates for each report...

bill

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: check out this site for conditions... on 06/18/2013 10:31:26 MDT Print View

thanks, that link was some minor help, but most was not up to date.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Postholer on 06/18/2013 10:55:21 MDT Print View

I would check a couple PCT journals on postholer. Those will be the most accurate and up to date and the herd should be in or thru about now.

Bily Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
call on 06/18/2013 11:06:01 MDT Print View

you can also call the park service...

bill

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Postholer on 06/18/2013 11:42:46 MDT Print View

thanks Greg - some of the postholer journals are helpful.

Andrew F
(andrew.f) - F - M

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Passes on 06/18/2013 12:50:18 MDT Print View

Don't know about the southern passes but the north side of Donohue had a snow field on it this weekend. There was a decent boot path through it with medium sized sun cups and the snow in that area softened up nicely by about 10AM. By 3PM it was getting slushy.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Postholer on 06/19/2013 08:27:24 MDT Print View

per Greg's suggestion I checked out some journals on Postholer.
all most PCTers could talk about was food, but I did find one hiker,Bobk, who did a very thorough write up of his journey thru the JMT passes from June 9 - June 17.
this was close enough and very helpful.

Search Bobk from June 9 - June 17 (could not make a link to it).

Postholer Journals

Edited by asandh on 06/19/2013 08:39:23 MDT.