Conditions @ JRO on MSH 2-12-17

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miah66
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Conditions @ JRO on MSH 2-12-17

Post by miah66 » February 13th, 2017, 10:48 am

Hummocks, nada

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Headed back down Boundary Trail above Hummocks. Snow was deep in parts. About 12" nominal once up here.

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SR 504 near Loowit VP. Road still buried, but this could melt out really rapidly.

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Near JRO Parking lot

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At the info sign headed up the walkway

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At the visitors center

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Looking back to parking lot

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The mountain in white

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Bottom Line: Used snowshoes for the final 2 miles up to JRO. You could get up on the first ridge w/o them, but it gets tougher as you climb. Postholing to your knees final mile.
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Re: Conditions @ JRO on MSH 2-12-17

Post by -Q- » February 13th, 2017, 6:07 pm

Nice!!
I suspect there is a good chance that we passed by each other yesterday. I wandered around the hummocks in the morning and started climbing the boundary trail around 1pm or so. I was the only one climbing Johnston ridge at that time. What a great day!!

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Re: Conditions @ JRO on MSH 2-12-17

Post by miah66 » February 14th, 2017, 2:34 pm

I remember thinking, "hmm it's a little late to start up there...wonder how far he's gonna go?" Sometimes when I pass ppl I suspect they are forum members...especially solo hikers.
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Re: Conditions @ JRO on MSH 2-12-17

Post by -Q- » February 14th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Haha, that's funny. I had no agenda or destination for the day. The name of the game for me was wandering. I wandered around the ridge white a bit. Climbed to around 3500 or so. Fun day.

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