2019 September backpacking

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Re: 2019 September backpacking

Post by kursavwilage » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:50 pm

I have a 10 day trip planned starting Aug. 30th out of Rowell Meadow. Depending on conditions I'm hoping to through the Big Brewer lake area to South Guard Lake, Thunder Ridge, over Macleod Pass, Milestone Pass, Colby Pass, then back out to Rowell Meadow. Normally my trips are around the end of July and the beginning of August so I am hoping the later start is enough time for the snow to melt........








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Re: 2019 September backpacking

Post by toejam » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:19 pm

I'm packing a warm sleeping bag and hitting the Sierra in September. After the August 2017 mosquitoes, I thought September would be best. Doing a loop from Roads End in KCNP.

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Re: 2019 September backpacking

Post by oleander » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:10 am

Some of my all-time favorite photos were the ones from my Sierra trips of September 2011, following another very high snow year. Greenery, wildflowers, remaining snow patches, *and* fall colors all in the same photo! Amazing.

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Re: 2019 September backpacking

Post by sekihiker » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:26 am

Being retired, everything just moved a month or two later in the calendar. It's just like any other year except things are happening later. I used to hate heavy snow years when I was a teacher because I'd lose a hiking month. The only disadvantage now is days get pretty short at the end of the season. Then again, there is more solitude in usually busy areas.

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Re: 2019 September backpacking

Post by c9h13no3 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:38 am

I'm a weekender, and I'm in the Sierra year round. Putting off being in your favorite place because of bugs that can be managed seems silly. Course, I don't backpack much either.
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Re: 2019 September backpacking

Post by TehipiteTom » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:50 pm

I'm going to brave Labor Day weekend this year (I've had terrible weather luck in the past, so...we'll see). Been looking at various possibilities, but I think I've settled on a Green Lakes loop (to Return Lake via Summit Lake, back via Virginia pass). New area to me.

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