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Sierra Nevada Llama Rental

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Trail Conditions & Weather Forecast

Big HunkSierra hikers often struggle to find accurate information on trail conditions and weather. Fewer and fewer wilderness areas employ rangers who actually travel in the backcountry and can give accurate information on water levels, snowpack, mosquitos, and expected weather. The following is Greg Harford's totally unscientific trail conditions forecast based on years of experience travelling in the Sierra Nevada.

SNOWPACK REPORT for April 2013

The final Sierra snow pack survey was just announced. 2013 has just 52% of normal water content in the sierra range. Most trailheads and passes will open early. The High Sierra passes on the PCT should be snow-free sometime in July, but care should be taken in getting up to the minute conditions from forest and park service contacts.!

Happy Trails, Greg

Travel in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Travelling through Sequoia with stock seems to be monitored more closely now. It is the client's responsibility to investigate the special regulations in the areas you wish to visit. The common problems seem to occur when visitors start their trip in one of the adjoining national forest wilderness areas. The Sequoia website is www.nps.scki. GO to "Plan Your Visit" then "Wilderness." Print out "Meadow Restrictions for Stock." The back-country rangers are usually very reasonable, but I think there is a directive to start enforcing more.

Reservations are filling up! Do not wait too long to have your special llama buddies for this summer's trekking.

Happy Trails,


Other weather resources for the Sierra Nevada:

Mammoth Weather - One of the more accurate weather forcasters for the Sierra Nevada high country.

Lone Pine Weather Report: http://www.395travel.com/forecast/?cat=5