by Sleighty » Thu May 13, 2010 6:47 pm
by Diggler » Thu May 13, 2010 6:58 pm
alexjon3 wrote:Hi folks, first-time poster, long-time lurker.
So my wife and I have only ONE week this summer that we can get lost in the backcountry... the last week in June... and I am really bummed about the heavy snowpack.
Everyone tells me to go to the Lost Coast instead of the Sierras or Trinities, but I gotta satisfy my granite fix.
One thought I had was the Siskiyou Wilderness up near the Oregon border... pretty low but some nice granite-bound lakes, including Devil's Punchbowl, which should be mostly free of snow even in a year like this one.
But can anyone offer any other suggestions? Some snow is OK but my wife is uncomfortable with crampons.
by rhyang » Thu May 13, 2010 7:02 pm
by Sierra Ledge Rat » Fri May 14, 2010 3:01 am
by Marmaduke » Fri May 14, 2010 3:28 am
Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:What's wrong with a heavy snowpack? Think of all the advantges of a heavy snowpack:
-no stumbling through scree and talus
-you can glissade at will
-no searching for campsites with water
-you can bring your skis
-it's infintely prettier with snow than without
by Greg D » Fri May 14, 2010 2:58 pm
Suggestion: don't give advice on peaks you haven't climbed -- the beauty of SP is first-hand info.
by rhyang » Fri May 14, 2010 3:15 pm
by David Senesac » Sat May 15, 2010 5:21 am
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