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[pct-l] San Jacinto Conditions
- Subject: [pct-l] San Jacinto Conditions
- From: CharlieJones@aol.com
- Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2000 19:01:25 EST
Someone asked the other day about weather or general trail conditions in the
San Jacinto area (Fuller Ridge) for some "later date" that I don't remember.
My point is, the Park Rangers at Long Valley Ranger Station (top of the
Tramway from Palm Springs) record an information message daily where anyone
can call and check weather and snow conditions. Although the conditions
reported are for Long Valley (generally east of San Jacinto Peak at elevation
8,500 feet), they give a good idea of what one might expect to find along
Fuller Ridge (Map B-10). Fuller Ridge lies generally west of SJ Peak at
~8,725 feet elevation.
Just so you know what to expect, I called on March 1 and got the following
information (all I could write while they talked). Weather was "Fair ... High
temp was 48 degrees; low temp, 25 degrees." There was 14-inches of
hard-packed, icy snow. For travel in Long Valley, they suggested snowshoes or
skis. For backcountry travel, "crampons and backcountry navigational skills"
The telephone number is: (760) 327-0222.
Call as often as you like, but it is a DAILY message.
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