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 Post subject: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:44 pm 
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What happens to thru travelers on long hikes like the Pacific Crest and John Muir trails when there is such a massive amount of snow on the ground? Can they even navigate if they wanted to pursue their trip? Is all that cached food buried?

When will Tioga Road emerge?

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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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When will Tioga Road emerge?

The most recent opening of the Tioga Road in a heavy snow season was June 18 2011 when the April 1st snowpack was 178% of normal. Clearing the Tioga Road normally begins about April 15 and usually takes 1 to 2 months.

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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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There has to be a lot of damage under the snow too? We had high wind events during the storms.

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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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Working on Tioga Pass today...
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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:55 am 
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if you look at meetup there are lots of people trying to hike the pct right now that have no clue cause of that movie and they have never been backpacking even it is crazy they think everything is all good but when they hit the sierra i just hope they don't die cause it is not like the movie and unless you know how to find routes and safe travel it is just lame cause they are going to put good people in danger when they need to be rescued even though they probably didn't need to be and lots of the pct is actually kinda lame but I guess if you need a selfie and think people actually care you did the pct even though people do it all the time for years and didn't need to brag about it or think they are special and worthy of people buying some book about how college was so terrible so they had to hike and now they are a motivational speaker but are actually kinda lame but that is the world now which is ok but they are still lames cause they think they are special cause they cut their tooth brush in half and saved the self from carrying an extra ounce. thanks bye


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 Post subject: Re: When there's lots and lots of snow on the ground
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