This Year’s Epic Snowpack Could Pose a Threat to 2017 Pacific Crest Trail Hikers // Backpacker Magazine

Apr 19, 2017 by

It was a winter for the record books in California. Record-breaking snowfalls across the Sierra Nevada set the stage for an epic ski season, as well as a springtime crop of snowmelt that the state desperately needed.

But while skiers, snowboarders and hydrologists have been rejoicing all winter, it’s a different story for hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, where the snowpack means a rough—and potentially dangerous—start to this year’s season.

Read the full story here.