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[pct-l] Washington Snow Conditions

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Just finished hiking from Mt. Adams to Panther Creek in Washington (Section H).  

Snow drifts up to 6 feet deep covered large portions of the trail above 4,800 feet in the Indian Heaven Wilderness.  Multiple blowdowns were present that further slowed travel.  

Snow melt is underway and heavy in areas but snow will likely remain in high country through the end of the hiking season.

Misquitos were very heavy in lower elevations.  

Water supply was limited in last 8 miles of the trail.  We often had to go off the trail by up to 1/4 mile to obtain water.

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