Emigrant is my Waterloo

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On Thursday I got back from my second abortive trip to the Emigrant Wilderness. Two years ago I hiked in from Kennedy Meadows and made it about a mile past the fork to Lunch Meadow/Mosquito Pass/Huckleberry Lake before the trail got so covered in snow I couldn't get through. This time I went a month later and made it about another 2 miles to Sheep Camp before the same thing happened. Now, ordinarily I would probably vote to keep going, but in this case I was on my own and without anyone else to eat in case we got stuck, I decided to turn back. According to the ranger, even if I had pressed on, Mosquito Pass would have been completely snowed in, so I guess this was a good decision. I guess August is more in order.

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