[pct-l] Sonora Pass fall
goforth at cio.net
Fri Sep 29 19:50:05 CDT 2006
I didn't get the original post either;
Sonora Pass had dangerous sections on both sides when I went through July
4, l999. Take an Ice ax and know how to use it.
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Subject: Re: [pct-l] Sonora Pass fall
>I could not find the original post from Tom. I even went to the archives.
> let me give my story in on Sonora Pass. Sonora Pass is my favorite pass.
> was not as exciting as some of the posts that I have been reading by Surge
> and others. But It is one my high lights of the PC .
> First I saw a sign as I was starting my up saying pass will be closed if
> wind got to I believe 50 miles and hour. If I am wrong correct me. The
> must have been pretty close because some decided to go around the pass. I
> wanted to stay on the PC so I went ahead .I found snow on top which was
> in every direction. On top the trail goes into "S" turns and the wind
> blows up
> one canyon and immediately hits a cross wind from the other side. I was
> picked me up of my feet thrown about and luckily the snow was soft . The
> down was never ending as I arrived on route 108 I started to hitch hike
> and the group that went around just got out of a car from hitch hiking
> I was picked up by a salesman who had a recording of the song " Highway
> which was writing by a man who was catch in the pass and was not able to
> out and froze to death as the story goes.
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