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#7732 - 09/24/10 12:02 AM Lingering Snow Patch?
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
I have friends going to the Whitney summit, and they want to know if there is any usable snow to melt for water near the summit. There is often a snow patch on or near the trail past the windows, just before it ascends the final slope to the hut, but this late in the year, it may be gone. If anyone goes by there this weekend, could you check, or even post a picture?
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#7736 - 09/24/10 08:04 AM Re: Lingering Snow Patch? [Re: Bee]
KevinR Offline


Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 594
Loc: Manchester, NH
I replied to your post on the other BB.

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#7744 - 09/24/10 12:44 PM Re: Lingering Snow Patch? [Re: Bee]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 627
Loc: OrangeCounty
Bee,

Since your friends are looking for a lingering patch of snow so near the summit, would this possibly mean that they are not hiking up the main trail where the water supply is abundant? Would they be climbing rather than hiking?


Edited by lynn-a-roo (09/24/10 12:44 PM)

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#7755 - 09/24/10 03:51 PM Re: Lingering Snow Patch? [Re: lynn-a-roo]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
Roo, (sounds cute smile

There is a special category of hikers who can carefully plan trips so that for the most part, they get away with carrying nothing more than a Sierra Cup for a dip & sip. However, part of that planning involves supreme knowledge of every drop of water on the hill. Unfortunately, I have always been plagued by a certain paranoia about running out of water, so count me as a "Sierra Cupper in Training"
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