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  1. Jack Conrad
    Jack Conrad June 23, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Hey Ray,
    We were in two weeks of rain and hail last August on the JMT…really stacked people up trying to get over Forrester and get up to Whitney.
    Hope it’s not like that this year..but if there’s a monsoonal flow predicted, count on it.
    Just doing Rae Lakes Loop with my family this year and some other hikes here and there. I’ve gotten in about 70 miles in the Sierras so far this year. Emmigrant and Hoover mostly. We’re down in Golden Trout Wilderness this next weekend.
    Cheers, jc

  2. Roleigh Martin
    Roleigh Martin June 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I was surprised your blog talked about two years ago. The historical monsoonal JMT season was last year. What was the two week continuous rain dates and where on the JMT are you talking about. I don’t remember 2013 being that bad. I do remember encountering severe rain at the Island Pass stretch of my hike in 3 of the years, 2011-2014 but nothing approaching two weeks straight. In 2014 though, it was bad for about three weeks.

  3. QuickSilver
    QuickSilver June 23, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Yes, but after those 2 weeks of rain it was 14 days of beautiful, sunny weather until Guitar Lake!

  4. Mbb
    Mbb June 23, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Yep,
    Last july-aug was wet. I hiked the last half of july and was rained on all day several days. 2 ft snow on whitney on aug. 1 if i recall correctly, some had to bail and couldnt summit.

  5. Richard
    Richard June 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Well looks like you helped me decide on bring my lhg solong6 tent instead of trying a tarp. I’ll gladly carry the 31 oz to stay dry!!! Can’t wait till sept 10..hopefully the rain kilt works out also.
    Happy trails..

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