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[pct-l] Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass in September

Well, most through hikers do Washington in September - and, depending on the
year, encounter every type of weather possible: wet, dry, snow, hot, cold,
etc. What will this year bring? You might have better luck in Vegas than
betting on Mother Nature.  Typically, you could have about a week of wet,
cold weather at that time of year. And the rest will be great. Rarely will
you have a solid week of bad weather.

For me, hiking in clouds, rain, and snow is no fun. Hiking in the cold, with
wet boots (like they are frozen at night), is no fun. So, unless I were
doing a through hike, I might look at the weather forecast just before my
trip, and cancel if the weather is bad.

Let me also say, the scenery is absolutely fantastic. If you can't see it,
why do it if you have a choice.

Equipment: umbrella, good rain gear, tent, good pad, good bag (maybe with
liner), good fleece. In cold weather, keep your boots in the tent, even if
wet (put them in plastic bags). And hope you don't need any of it.

---- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Brennan" <JoeB@onyx.com>
To: <pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2002 4:53 PM
Subject: [pct-l] Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass in September

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> Hi all,
> I am thinking about doing Section K Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass in
> I am interested in your first-hand experience in weather conditions for
> section at this time. Any advice concerning this section is appreciated as
> well.
> Thanks!
> Joe Brennan
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