[pct-l] Santiam Pass to Timberline Lodge

ed faubert edfaubert at yahoo.com
Wed May 9 14:49:45 CDT 2007

HI......In case you missed it last week...........the PCT has been wiped out north of Santiam Pass by of all things, the Glacier there......Not only did it take out the trail it rerouted the creek as well...This is in the vicinity of the Pammula Lake trail junction as well.... this was the same storm that took out sections of the wonderland trail in Wa as well as Romona Falls bridge.......The rangers finaly got back in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area and saw the damage last weekend...........
  Meadow Ed

Brian McLaughlin <bmclaughlin at bigplanet.com> wrote:
----- 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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