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So it's only a 60% chance of ThunderShowers for my BP trip to Honey Creek Loop on Saturday... of course, "If it ain't rainin', it ain't trainin'."

Oh, maybe it's just... at night - the tarp can handle it!

"Showers and thundershowers likely in the morning with a shower or two possible during the afternoon. High 71F. WSW winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%."

:lol:

That wasn't part of the plan - Base camp off the nearby JMT, stash gear, and hike to the Loop with daypacks in shorts and 80 weather. It'll be interesting, certainly...

Any amendments to that plan, other than just accepting my stashed gear will be wrapped under a tarp? I guess we sit in camp for the morning worst of it, and sip tea/coffee under a tarp... hope there's a sittin' log nearby!

Will a bear bag hang survive the morning in the 20mph wind? Bah, bears wouldn't look for food in the rain. Heh.

/mind-dump complete

Oh - good morning. :p


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the hike's more fun when the water's up anyway

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Good luck.  Theres a few creek crossings that could get hairy in a downpour.
If you've got a vehicle at your basecamp, I'd make sure and lock everything inside before leaving.
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Two more weeks and I'll be doing that trail...I've been hoping it cools off quite a bit. I do love hiking in bad weather though.
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Made it back!  ; )

Hiked half of Saturday in the rain (successfully!); saw a big copperhead; tried/failed to avoid the carpet of poison ivy. -.-

Trail truly was impressive, even with low(ish?) levels; crossings never involved wet feet - unless you slip. :cough:

Phone was dead when we got there, so I didn't get many pics. I'll edit this thread with more in a bit.


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where'd you end up camping?

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where'd you end up camping?

About 1.5 miles south of the trail intersection @ JMT/Honey Creek Loop, somewhere near 100 yards from the trail.

The carpet of poison ivy was annoying, as well as the cockroaches that lived in the tree I tied the hammock off to, but the 'site itself turned out fairly usable.

The base camp plan was ideal, I think: HCL trail kicked our butts! We were rather glad that last 1.5 miles back to camp was straight, flat, and obvious. ; )

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Chris- I will be in that area for the first time. Enohg trails to keep someone busy for 3 days of hiking, while having a centralized basecamp? (And avoiding the ivy ; ).  )
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