Three friends + I will be attempting for the third time
the Pres Traverse from North to South... Next Fri-Mon ( 2/15-2/18). We have a 4 day window put aside, we should be able to do in 3 days but have a bonus ( bad weather ) day. I have read all the scoop on the Chavin site, and talked to quite a few people about this thru the years.. I have also spent two previous nights,. ( the last two attempts 1999 + 2000 ). Above tree line in my VE-25. Equipment is not a issue, as the two previous trips/nights were a total success. We just had to bail because of storms. One trip it got too warm with rain in the forecast, the other trip a nasty storm rolled in, and my partner was not feeling 100% ( stomach ) so we rolled back off the Mtn.
I'm just looking for a little more beta on potential sites to set up the tents ( 2 ).. I have spent a night near Star Lake, and a night sorta near the hut, in Madison Col. on the previous trips.. Hey any extra info can't hurt....
Night # 1 :We plan to try and get Madison + Adams Sat and
get somewhere between Adams and Jefferson for the first night.. #1- Madison Col. - I have done before so that's always a possibility, but not the plan , #2 (My plan ) would be about half way between Thunderstorm Jct + Edmonds Col. on the south side of Sam Adams / Peabody spring area, I have scoped out some potential sites this past summer, #3 would be in and or around Edmonds Col. + #4 would be to also get the Jefferson Summit and stay at the Sphinx Col.
I know a great spot near the top of the trail into the Great gulf....
Night #2 : Back side of Monroe or the Camel humps area . Getting over Eisenhower would be the Goal, and find a flat spot somewhere....... Any Beta in this area would be good. Again I scoped out some places last winter hiking with a Busted Collarbone in and around here....
My plan is to pre - hike the Valley Way trail ( and Summit
Madison+ Adams ) this Sat. ( day hike ) as I have done on previous attempts as a warm up.