Re: That's not a stupid question...
Posted by FIGHT ON on July 10, 2012, 16:13:45, in reply to "That's not a stupid question..."
I got one for ya! "Why don't they leave out the permits anymore?" |
oh would you just lighten up...
: It makes a lot of sense to ask about
: risks. Over the past few summers,
: I've been up there many times, and
: only on a couple of occasions was
: there lightning that I could see.
: If you're doing a dayhike, starting
: early will help. I spoke with
: someone once who stayed at Limber
: Pine camp during one of these
: storms, though, and he said
: lightning was striking all around,
: it lasted all night, and, in his
: words, "I thought I was gonna
: How accurate are the forecasts? They
: are accurate (if they say 10% chance
: then it's probably true that 10% of
: the time these conditions lead to a
: storm) but hard to interpret. Would
: you stay home if there's a 10%
: chance? Probably not. 20%? Nah.
: 30%? 40%? 50%? Gets tough to
: In general I'd say go for it and if
: it starts to look menacing, just go
: back down. You still win, as it's
: beautiful up there, especially when
: you go through Manzanita Flat
: (roughly mile 3-4)and then again at
: Limber Pine.
: Have fun.