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[pct-l] BOUNCE pct-l@backcountry.net: Non-member submission from ["Hurricane Helen" <hhloth@neworld.net>] (fwd)

>Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 09:00:08 -0700
>To: PCT Mailing list
>From: Brick Robbins <brick@edina.hack.net> (by way of Craig Giffen
>Subject: BOUNCE pct-l@backcountry.net:    Non-member submission from
["Hurricane Helen" <hhloth@neworld.net>]    (fwd)
>From: "Hurricane Helen" <hhloth@neworld.net>
>To: "pct-mailing list" <PCT-L@backcountry.net>
>Subject: pct weather update
>Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 20:51:17 -0700
>I'm posting this for Hurricane Helen, on the PCT since 3/27.  The cell =
>phone has been reasonably good, however, did not work in the Julian and =
>Scissors Crossing areas.
>So far, 8 of 10 gallons of water remain at Scissors and all 10 are still =
>there at the 3rd gate up above.   Thanks for the support.
>After cool but reasonable weather for the first few days, it turned =
>pretty bad on Wed 3/31, with the wind blowing rocks across the road near =
>Mount Laguna.  A couple overnights at Julian and Scissors Crossing near =
>the bridge were necessary.  On Sat 4/1 she started again, soon running =
>into survival-marginal conditions due to snow, sleet, and high winds in =
>the San Felipe hills, and hunkered down for a time.  Good equipment and =
>warm clothing made the difference.  Early Mon 4/3 she arrived at Warner =
>Springs, re-supplied at the PO and continued on.
>Yesterday 4/6 she was camped above the head of Tule Canyon and watching =
>the weather carefully.  She said the snow-covered hills were beautiful, =
>but was anxious to move on when she could.  This is April and it is =
>south of Palm Springs - just goes to show......
>This is my first EMAIL, hope it gets where intended.
Craig Giffen
Portland, OR

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