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In-step crampons for the JMT?

Postby Elwood » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:33 pm

I'll be on the JMT from June 18th to July 5th, does anyone know if the snowpack this year will warrant crampons?



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Re: In-step crampons for the JMT?

Postby cgundersen » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:14 pm

Hi Elwood,
Five days ago, I ran into a guy doing the HST followed by the JMT and he was out sans ice axe/crampons and seemed unworried. All the snow I hit was perfectly fine (up to 12,400 ft). I'm sure you'll be OK, as long as you give a little time for the sun to warm things up (if there is sun!!).
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Re: In-step crampons for the JMT?

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:05 pm

Like CG said, time your passes for later in the day, use trekking poles, and
you will be fine.
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Re: In-step crampons for the JMT?

Postby sierranomad » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:11 pm

Thanks, guys. Though I am not the original poster, this is a question that has had me wondering (I'm heading out 7/1, starting in Yosemite - and boy am I EXCITED!! :drool: \:D/
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