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Snow conditions on JMT. Sept 19th is my Start Date.

Postby cakeday » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:27 pm

Good Evening Good People !

i will be starting my JMT adventure from Lyell Canyon on Sept 19th, coming out at Whitney portal around the 5th of October.

In the meantime, what is the best way to keep a watch on what the weather conditions are up there these days -- anyone who recently was on JMT know which passes still have snow and any exceptional high water crossings to be concerned about, so i can do my homework and find alternate paths.

Are there any good websites anyone can recommend that has good weather related information ?

i plan on calling the rangers about a week before i start to find out the trail conditions, where i can expect snow/ice etc..

Thank you !



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Re: Snow conditions on JMT. Sept 19th is my Start Date.

Postby maverick » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:45 am

Weather: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=7778

SEKI trail codition: https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/trailcond.htm

Also read our "Condition Reports and Information" section: viewforum.php?f=34

Also may be helpful: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/johnmuirtrail/info
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Re: Snow conditions on JMT. Sept 19th is my Start Date.

Postby cakeday » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:49 pm

thank you so much Maverick. Appreciate it : )
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