[pct-l] AL SHAVERS jmt record attempt up-date

dsaufley at sprynet.com dsaufley at sprynet.com
Fri Sep 29 17:01:14 CDT 2006

Just the snow on the trail was gone.  There were a few sparse patches clinging to the sides of the mountains here and there, but not much at all.  Both Kersarge and Glen are over 11,500 ft., and were snow free.  I enjoyed getting to see where the trail actually went, because we (Alon, Kurt, and me) had to orient using our maps when we went over Glen on July 6 this year. 

We had beautiful fall weather last weekend, though there was a fire somewhere to the west and inbetween Glen and Pinchot, that made it hazy on Sunday.  There was quite a bit of freezing overnight, which made for some interesting sights and small wonders -- water slowly trickling under a frozen stream looking like lava in a lava lamp, and ice crystals rising from the mud like some strange life form.  

We had the sense that the snow could come in the blink of an eye . . . sounds like it did north of us.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Shelly Culbertson <shelly.culbertson at gmail.com>
>Sent: Sep 29, 2006 12:05 PM
>To: pct-l at mailman.backcountry.net
>Subject: Re: [pct-l] AL SHAVERS jmt record attempt up-date
>On 9/29/06, dsaufley at sprynet.com <dsaufley at sprynet.com> wrote:
>> Buzz Saw (Jeff) and I went into Rae Lakes over Kersarge and Glen Passes
>> last weekend.... all the snow patches are gone
>Wow!  Do you just mean snow on the trail, or snow fields off the trail are
>gone as well?  I was hiking on Mt. Lola last weekend (not on the PCT but
>very near where it passes White Rock Lake - between I-80 and Jackson
>Meadows), and started to pass snow at 8600'.  There were some really big
>snowfields at 8800'.
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