PCT Hiker Died Near Mountain Center

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Re: PCT Hiker Died Near Mountain Center

Postby pietro257 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:39 am

A number of the parks the PCT passes through have been closed. The Pacific Crest Trail Association has requested that everyone to stay off the Pacific Crest Trail until further notice.

https://www.pcta.org/covid-19/
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Re: PCT Hiker Died Near Mountain Center

Postby bretpct » Wed May 20, 2020 5:49 pm

Ed wrote:I know little about PCT hikers. But I have the impression that many are weight-conscious and lightly-equipped; that many are inexperienced when they set out from the Mexican border; and that many underestimate the snow and weather problems that can occur in springtime Southern California.

I wonder if this storm will bring another tragedy.


Yep, pretty much nailed it. Most don't worry about traction gear until Kennedy Meadows.

Every year is very different. I hiked in '15 and needed no snow gear at all.
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