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Re: TR: JMT Spring Traverse 2016

Postby Bluewater » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:01 am

bbayley80: A few years ago I got tired of waiting for the summer to get into the Sierra, so after a few local winter trips (San G, San J etc) I took my first winter/early spring snowshoe trip. . .and never looked back. I go every winter now. No crowds, amazing beautiful scenery, easy x/c navigation and plenty of water:) Piute Pass is a good place to start. If you're interested I did a trip report with maps, route details, gear list etc:

http://seatosummitultralight.blogspot.c ... lpine.html

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Re: TR: JMT Spring Traverse 2016

Postby bbayley80 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:12 am

i know the feeling! i get the Sierra itch for sure come May..

thanks for sharing that! i'll dig in for sure.
agreed on Piute Pass. I've been up and down that one-again in a few weeks- enough times that id feel real comfortable over completely snow covered terrain, and Humphreys Basin and surrounding area offers more fairly straightforward x/c travel in snow.

you may be seeing me out there come May!
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Re: TR: JMT Spring Traverse 2016

Postby Hobbes » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:15 pm

I'm already plotting a few spring hikes. Definitely Taboose to Sawmill via Pinchot.
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