2. When PCT and JMT hikers were shedding their $hit spring 2017, when the snowpack was negligibly higher than it’s this season, I posted a six-part tutorial on backpacking in early-season states . I haven’t updated it since, however I ve read through it and it s equally as relevant today as it had been two years back.

The Four Corners states, along with california, Oregon, Nevada are drenched using snowpacks about 150 percent of their normals. Here is some reading for you, For Those Who Have scheduled August backpacking trips in Rockies or the High Sierra and to some lesser degree:

3. The snowpack has been at comparable levels when Sam Chaneles and his father thru-hiked that the John Muir Trail. I interviewed Sam later at a four-part series to record his experience along with the conditions they encountered.
Extensive snow coverage after a very rainy winter, looking towards Palisade Lakes, on the north side of Mather Pass. Taken June 28, 2006.
I’m presuming that I’ll pair this using a people datasheet (i.e. spreadsheet) and create both available for public download. I think that it makes sense to focus on the PCT/JMT to begin, however I like to expand it into the high paths and to well.

1. Today on my Outside blog I just printed a new post, “Exactly what Epic Snowpack Means to Summer 2019 from the West. ” It details the snowpack, forecasts likely requirements, and clarifies gear and skills.