Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 72
  1. #41

    Default

    You might consider putting together 60-days hike on the Pacific Northwest Trail..
    They have trail section GPS and there is a PNT forum.
    Tell your preferences: little or no road-walk, availability of water, scenic.

  2. #42

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Connie View Post
    You might consider putting together 60-days hike on the Pacific Northwest Trail..
    They have trail section GPS and there is a PNT forum.
    Tell your preferences: little or no road-walk, availability of water, scenic.
    Preferences:

    1. Solitude
    2. Less Road
    3. Water availibility would help. Definitely won't be caching. And just would be nice to not stress too much about water, but I am confident I can prep accordingly. So not deal breaker.
    4. Scenic would be great, but not something I need to be attached too.
    5. Something out West just for diversity. I have only been to San Francisco and didn't see too much nature.

    I already have a Stratospire 1 (shout out to Henry Shires. He has answered his phone twice on the first call and helped me. Awesome customer service)

    I already have a Zpacks 20 degree solo bag. Also great customer service. The got me the back a month early.

  3. #43
    Registered User Venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-20-2013
    Location
    Upper East Side of Texas
    Age
    74
    Posts
    8,401

    Default

    Truth be known, September and October are perfectly fine for hiking virtually anywhere in North America. In a one in a million freaky weather year you might get weather to bad for hiking near the end of October. No big deal.
    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Eddie Valiant: "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
    https://wayne-ayearwithbigfootandbubba.blogspot.com
    FlickrMyBookTwitSpaceFace



  4. #44

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Truth be known, September and October are perfectly fine for hiking virtually anywhere in North America. In a one in a million freaky weather year you might get weather to bad for hiking near the end of October. No big deal.
    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Well this is inspiring. Maybe I can stick to Tahoe to Crater Lake like planned. But of course all up to how the body heals.

  5. #45
    Registered User Venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-20-2013
    Location
    Upper East Side of Texas
    Age
    74
    Posts
    8,401

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rybir View Post
    Well this is inspiring. Maybe I can stick to Tahoe to Crater Lake like planned. But of course all up to how the body heals.
    Good luck with the healing process. I know that can get tedious and you want to be well Now!
    I also mentioned possibly reversing direction. Both Crater Lake and Lassen National Parks will have a ton of weather data on record. The Lake Tahoe area as well Contact them directly and get an idea of what the last half of October is like. Coming from Florida, you might think that all snow is lethal. Not so. 3"-6" snow events may happen in October. They can be beautiful and melt away in a day or two. Just more adventure.
    Based on your weather research, plan to finish on the end with the best weather the last half of October.
    Just a hunch and a guess. Lake Tahoe. I'm probably wrong.
    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Eddie Valiant: "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
    https://wayne-ayearwithbigfootandbubba.blogspot.com
    FlickrMyBookTwitSpaceFace



  6. #46

    Default

    Anyone have experience in southern Oregon during mid to late October. I see average snowfall is 21 inches for the month.

    Temps 30 to 50 degrees.

  7. #47
    Registered User colorado_rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-20-2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Age
    64
    Posts
    4,382
    Images
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rybir View Post
    Anyone have experience in southern Oregon during mid to late October. I see average snowfall is 21 inches for the month.

    Temps 30 to 50 degrees.
    I'd absolutely stay away from the PAC NW that time of year.

    Stay south, young man! Lots of options already mentioned, start somewhere in the middle (north/south-wise), like in the Sierra (on the PCT) or southern Colorado (on the CDT) and head south. Daylight is also a factor; the days will be mighty short up north come October/November, couple hours longer in the southern US. Basically: Hike with autumn! (much like the AT is "hiking with spring").

  8. #48

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    Good luck with the healing process. I know that can get tedious and you want to be well Now!
    I also mentioned possibly reversing direction. Both Crater Lake and Lassen National Parks will have a ton of weather data on record. The Lake Tahoe area as well Contact them directly and get an idea of what the last half of October is like. Coming from Florida, you might think that all snow is lethal. Not so. 3"-6" snow events may happen in October. They can be beautiful and melt away in a day or two. Just more adventure.
    Based on your weather research, plan to finish on the end with the best weather the last half of October.
    Just a hunch and a guess. Lake Tahoe. I'm probably wrong.
    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Good info Wayne. I'll look into it. And thanks for the sympathy haha. Just had hand surgery today. Should be the last!

  9. #49

    Default

    Good to hear. Now November is a different story right?

  10. #50

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    I'd absolutely stay away from the PAC NW that time of year.

    Stay south, young man! Lots of options already mentioned, start somewhere in the middle (north/south-wise), like in the Sierra (on the PCT) or southern Colorado (on the CDT) and head south. Daylight is also a factor; the days will be mighty short up north come October/November, couple hours longer in the southern US. Basically: Hike with autumn! (much like the AT is "hiking with spring").
    Oh man good point on day light. Reversing directions now becomes relevant.

  11. #51
    Registered User Venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-20-2013
    Location
    Upper East Side of Texas
    Age
    74
    Posts
    8,401

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rybir View Post
    Oh man good point on day light. Reversing directions now becomes relevant.
    15-20 minutes difference. Might be noticed. Might not. Early heavy snow would be noticed. Confirm late October weather with the park staff.
    Good luck.
    Wayne


    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Eddie Valiant: "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
    https://wayne-ayearwithbigfootandbubba.blogspot.com
    FlickrMyBookTwitSpaceFace



  12. #52
    Registered User colorado_rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-20-2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Age
    64
    Posts
    4,382
    Images
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    15-20 minutes difference. Might be noticed. Might not. Early heavy snow would be noticed. Confirm late October weather with the park staff.
    Good luck.
    For mid-November, the difference between Washington and AZ is over an hour of daylight. But yeah, the snow/cold is much more of a factor.

  13. #53

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    For mid-November, the difference between Washington and AZ is over an hour of daylight. But yeah, the snow/cold is much more of a factor.
    If all goes well I can get out to Crater lake early September, and work my way down through the Sierras working with autumn.

  14. #54
    Registered User colorado_rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-20-2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Age
    64
    Posts
    4,382
    Images
    3

    Default

    Sounds good. Giver 'er a go. If you hit early lousy weather in the Sierra (say, mid-late October), just skip down to lower elevations and south of there and continue on. I might be hitting a big section of the southern PCT this fall myself.

  15. #55
    Registered User Venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-20-2013
    Location
    Upper East Side of Texas
    Age
    74
    Posts
    8,401

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rybir View Post
    If all goes well I can get out to Crater lake early September, and work my way down through the Sierras working with autumn.
    If it were me, and it's not, I would hit the trail in Crater Lake, NP September 1.
    Wish I could be there, but I have plans to be goofing off around Highland Mary Lakes, the CDT and Chicago Basin at the same time.
    Get well soon. Have a great hike.
    Wayne



    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Eddie Valiant: "That lame-brain freeway idea could only be cooked up by a toon."
    https://wayne-ayearwithbigfootandbubba.blogspot.com
    FlickrMyBookTwitSpaceFace



  16. #56

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Venchka View Post
    If it were me, and it's not, I would hit the trail in Crater Lake, NP September 1.
    Wish I could be there, but I have plans to be goofing off around Highland Mary Lakes, the CDT and Chicago Basin at the same time.
    Get well soon. Have a great hike.
    Wayne



    Old. Slow. "Smarter than the average bear."
    Thanks man. Likewise to you too. I'm sure the CDT will be spectacular.

  17. #57

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    Sounds good. Giver 'er a go. If you hit early lousy weather in the Sierra (say, mid-late October), just skip down to lower elevations and south of there and continue on. I might be hitting a big section of the southern PCT this fall myself.
    Definitely a solid plan. Let me ask: think a Zpacks 20 degree solo bag will do well for this hike?

  18. #58

    Default

    I ask cause I was thinking maybe a 10 degree could fair better

  19. #59
    Registered User colorado_rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-20-2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Age
    64
    Posts
    4,382
    Images
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rybir View Post
    Definitely a solid plan. Let me ask: think a Zpacks 20 degree solo bag will do well for this hike?
    I'd be taking my Katabatic gear 23 deg rated bag, your solid 20 should do great.

  20. #60

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    I'd be taking my Katabatic gear 23 deg rated bag, your solid 20 should do great.
    Woohoo.. Zpacks ftw

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
++ New Posts ++

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •