David Senesac wrote:Excellent detailed trip report.
When making short trips, one can usually get away with simply watching your TV weatherman. However for long trips like yours or those doing the PCT or JMT, in this day and age, one ought to become familiar with more obscure NOAA and NWS resources like local technical discussions as I read most days as it could be a matter of life and death being caught up in the high country under several feet of snow as sometimes occurs. In this storm's case it played out by being followed up by a continued warmer than normal flow from due west. However many times our Pacific storms are followed by a diving jetstream from the Gulf of Alaska that with feet of fresh wet storm could have resulted in terribly difficult conditions.
Guyzo wrote:Great trip report.....
suffering at it's best.
way to go
peninsula wrote:Thanks for the information, David.
Had more foul weather come my way, I would have had to summon a 911 call with my SPT. I can imagine the expense would have been considerable and I would have putting someone else's life at risk as well. I'll probably pack a lightweight set of crampons on my next fall trip.
I'm not sure having a weather radio would have helped, but next time, I'm going to consider one. I do intend returning to the Sierra every fall, perhaps not as late. I am particularly interested in exploring more of the Kaweah-Picket Creek region, it is a spectacular area.
madeintahoe wrote:Hi Greg........I was wondering if you were going to be caught in that storm...I was worried about you.
I am glad you are back out safe.
The Kaweah Basin will always be there
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