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[pct-l] Section hiking around Kennedy Meadows
- Subject: [pct-l] Section hiking around Kennedy Meadows
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David hiking PCNST in bits)
- Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 21:54:10 -0700 (PDT)
For Memorial Day week short-distance fun, what about Horseshoe Meadows
(10000'), Trail Pass (10500'), and south to Kennedy Meadows?
>From Trail Pass to Olancha Pass junction the range is 8920-10540.
No doubt some snow is around under the heavier timber, would it be too
much for "just hiking?" Is the road open by then?
I don't think there are any unbridged major stream crossings south of
Trail Pass - is Evolution Creek the first really challenging one northbound?
I had been thinking Kennedy Meadows south to Walker Pass, which would be
OK but perhaps extra dry this year, but the through hikers have to do
it so I guess it must be feasible! This would certainly be preferable
to Horseshoe Meadows if the weather turned unfavorable over Memorial Day.