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[pct-l] Sierra Footwear question
- Subject: [pct-l] Sierra Footwear question
- From: dae151 at psu.edu (DANIEL ALAN ERDMAN)
- Date: Mon Sep 6 01:31:47 2004
I went through the Sierras this year with running shoes and no ice axe. I
normally did 2 passes a day and it usually worked out that one was late morning
and one was either mid afternoon or evening. I had no problems kicking steps
in the reasonably soft snow. But this year was a low snow year. Had it been
heavier i probably would have carried the ice axe.
On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 04:09:38 +0000, "dude" wrote:
> honestly, it depends on the year. if its a heavy snow year, wearing
> trail running shoes will be extremely difficult, if not impossible. if
> its a very dry year, it might be completely possible. if its an
> average year, it might be do-able if you are not among the first group
> through the sierras and are able to follow in the footsteps of previous
> in any event, I wouldn't even try it without an Ice axe, especially in
> mid june. in fact, you can almost bank on there being alot of snow in
> mid june regardless of how heavy the snow was the preceding winter.
> > Are trail running shoes ok between Kennedy Meadows and Tahoe for a
> > "normal" PCT thru-hike schedule (Mid June thru Mid July)?
> > I'm mostly concerned with the snow fields up/down passes.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > joe
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