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#54031 - 08/05/18 10:39 AM Current Smoke Levels - High Sierra Trail
hikerneil Offline

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 3
Loc: California
I am hiking the High Sierra Trail beginning on August 20th, with a Mt Whitney summit planned for August 27th.

I would like to know if anyone has recently crossed this trail, and if so - how bad is the smoke?


#54038 - 08/06/18 12:36 PM Re: Current Smoke Levels - High Sierra Trail [Re: hikerneil]
cantare Offline

Registered: 04/07/14
Posts: 17
Loc: California
I did it July 20-24. What smoke there was (to the west at the start, mainly) was confined to lower elevations and really did not affect the experience much at all...however: it really is impossible to generalize and make predictions about this kind of thing weeks in advance. Smoke transport is governed by weather and wind patterns. If you want an idea, monitor the latest BlueSky CA/NV 2 km model run as you get closer to your trip.