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Piute and Smedberg Creek crossings

Postby paulryan » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:37 am

I am planning to hike the Benson lake/Matterhorn canyon loop around June 20. To help plan for this trip, I am very interested to learn what the current creek conditions are on the Piute Creek crossing (on the PCT before the Benson lake junction) and also further on on the PCT by the Smedberg Creek. I understand from hikers' blogs, that these crossings can be very difficult and deep in early season, and I was wondering if this is the case at the moment, bearing in mind that this has been a low snow fall year?

Thanks for your help.



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Re: Piute and Smedberg Creek crossings

Postby maverick » Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:53 am

Hi Paul,

Welcome to HST! No reports on that area yet, had a recent report from the rangers station for the Walker River, which reports a high, swift, and dangerous crossing.
When you get some time, an intro would be appreciated here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9329
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Re: Piute and Smedberg Creek crossings

Postby paulryan » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:21 am

Hi Maverick

Thanks for that. Very helpful.

maverick wrote:Hi Paul,

Welcome to HST! No reports on that area yet, had a recent report from the rangers station for the Walker River, which reports a high, swift, and dangerous crossing.
When you get some time, an intro would be appreciated here: http://www.highsierratopix.com/communit ... f=1&t=9329
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Re: Piute and Smedberg Creek crossings

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:38 pm

Found this, it should be helpful Paul: http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,58544
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