hopefully a simple question?

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hopefully a simple question?

Postby gonzo411 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:16 pm

i want to go to the peak on wednesday the 25th of april. Am i going to encounter snow on the actual trail. i mean, slogging through snow to get to the top. please help clear this up. thanx, i keep hearing really vague reports about the current snowfall. i can't wait for another month to go by so i can be assured a snowless adventure.
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Postby gonzo411 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:53 pm

to reply to my own question, no there is not any problem snow on the way to the peak. on wednesday i went up devils slide, left on pct, up marion, up deer springs to peak, down to wellmans divide, down to saddle junction and back down devils slide. a 20 mile 4,000 ft climb and descend in less than 7 hours. i have the heel to prove it. let the summer hiking begin. i saw some people with crampons and all sorts of winter gear and felt horrible for them. That is what this site should fix. unnecessary packing and expectations.
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Postby tkvance » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:24 pm

Great trail update. Thanks for the Trip Report.
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Postby magikwalt » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:37 pm

Sorry about not redirecting you to Perry's post on the other thread. It looked like you were reading and replying so I thought you would have seen this one from on Wed evening. Most of us have those dreaded day jobs that lock us in until the weekend.

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I wore gaiters yesterday but it didn't seem necessary. There is a big snow pile in the shade at 10,000 feet but it's solid. If you get there in the early morning or evening there will be small patches of ice.
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