[pct-l] Santiam Pass to Timberline Lodge

Brian McLaughlin bmclaughlin at bigplanet.com
Wed May 9 12:33:02 CDT 2007

----- Original Message -----
> I am looking to hike from Santiam Pass to Timberline Lodge 6-11 July 07.
> am currently in the desert and unable to monitor snow depth, thus elevate
> my trip dates are viable.  Any advice would greatly appreciated.

They might be viable but they are somewhat dicey.
Snow accumulation this year in that area is roughly
80% of normal. It will all depend on how hot or cool
May and June are. No way to predict that, yet.

If you could set it back one week, you'd be in better
shape, but show up on July 6 and see what you can
do. If there's still considerable snow, or trail damage
from last winter, your mileage goals may be hard to
make. You might need to bail out short of your
goal, but that is part of the hiking experience, too.

Good luck.

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