Oct 8, 2009 at 4:40 pm #1240053Oct 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm #1534425
Greaat Pictures Dondo. I like reading your trip reports. I've been all up and down those trails so its fun to see them in your pictures. I'll be out there myself from the 16 through the 24. Obviously you didn't see any snow but could you see much on the higher peaks?Oct 8, 2009 at 5:27 pm #1534438
Thanks, Luke. Yeah, there was some snow on the higher peaks but I only went up to 10,600' so didn't have to slog through it. Keep a close eye on the weather for your trip. I like to use NOAA's weather site to keep track of things. Here's a pinpoint forecast for the area I camped in on Monday night.Oct 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm #1534520
Thanks for the link Dondo. Have you found it fairly accurate?Oct 10, 2009 at 10:43 pm #1535218
I've found it to be fairly accurate for short-term forecasts, but not perfect. For example, overcast skies were predicted for the first two days of my trip, but the clouds parted in the middle of the first night of my trip. Since your trip is for nine days, the accuracy of the forecast will decrease toward the end of your trip. So, for this time of year, it's probably best to be prepared for any kind of weather and have a bailout strategy if a major storm moves in.Oct 11, 2009 at 4:45 pm #1535393
Thanks again Dondo, as of right now the long range forecast looks pretty good. I'm being tempted to ditch my rain suit and just take a poncho, my guess is most precipitation will be snow where I am anyways. I'll see if I can post pictures when I'm back.Oct 14, 2009 at 9:31 am #1536229
Peter SustrBPL Member
Another great report, I love lost creek and that is a great place to go. This time of year the extra weight is always worth it.Oct 27, 2009 at 10:11 am #1540095
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
You have done some great hikes! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos with us. You've generated too much wanderlust for this married guy with children.
TomOct 27, 2009 at 5:55 pm #1540253
Thanks, Peter. I know that you're very familiar with Lost Creek. Hope you are taking some time to get out there. It's funny. As many times as I've been there, I never get tired of going back. I guess that it's true that you never step into the same stream twice.Oct 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm #1540256
Thanks, Tom. I hear you about the wanderlust. A week after I've returned from a trip, I'm scrutinizing my calendar to find another opportunity. The tough part is, as you've suggested, balancing family, work, and outdoor time. Having recently discovered that I've burned through most of my vacation time, I'm getting inspiration from Ryan's 24 article. Hopefully, there will be another trip or two before the year is out.
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