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Hoover wilderness pct

Postby The hermit » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:37 pm

Has anyone been on the pct south of Sonora pass? Hoping to get off work this weekend and early next week. I figure it won't be too bad. I'll be staying under 10k coming in from Leavitt meadows looping thru pct to Stella lake area and back. Thanks



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Re: Hoover wilderness pct

Postby The hermit » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:39 pm

Dorothy lake pass?
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Re: Hoover wilderness pct

Postby wildhiker » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:25 pm

I suspect you will have a lot of snow. Remember, this 9 miles south of Sonora Pass gets up to around 11,000 feet elevation and stays there for a long distance. There is a nasty steeply sloped snowfield that you will probably find across the PCT just west of Latopie Lake that you can bypass by climbing up higher to flatter terrain - we had to go around it in September of 2006, so I bet you will have it in June of this year!
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