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[pct-l] John Muir Trail
This is my second day on the list and on my
first day the first submission I saw was this:
Hi. I'm new to the PCT list and was hoping
some of you veterans could
give me some advice.
I am planning a trip
on the Muir trail beginning July 1. The original
plan was to hike South
to North and starting at Cottonwood pass (and
then approaching and climbing
Whitney from the West), but when I called
the Whitney Ranger station in Lone
Pine, I was advised that there would
probably still be snow at the peak and
My hiking partner and I do not have technical experience
or ice axes, and my guess is that Whitney is probably not the
Does anyone have advice on: snow and ice conditions on
the Muir trail in
July, whether this would be helped by traveling North to
the need for crampons/ice axes in this area?
It's exactly what I plan to be doing with my
wife at the beginning of July and I had the exact same question.
Unfortunately the question wasn't answered by anyone. In fact there was no
type of answer to any type of question about hiking the PCT at all.
Someone said that was not the norm, so I guess I'll hang in there. If
anyone has an answer to the question posed by the gentleman I quoted, I sure
would appreciate an answer.
I hope I sent this to the right address.