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Aug 22, 2014
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Does any one know if there is water up there, or do I have pack in my own as unpleasant as it sounds?

Thanks, Tom
Tom Grummon
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Oct 20, 2009
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Aug 22, 2014
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Tom,

The snowpack runoff is very sparse or dry after mid-August usually. You may consider not camping, which is how I have done it. Start hike circa 4am and get to base of Cirque routes by 8am. That allows you to drop the camping stuff and replace it with water. Have a good time up there!

Brennan
Brennan Crellin
From Draper, UT
Joined Sep 26, 2010
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Aug 22, 2014
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Brennan Crellin wrote:
Tom, The glacier runoff is very sparse or dry after mid-August usually.


Seasonal snowpack...not a glacier...

Anyhoo...

You might have plenty of opportunity for water...based on the short term forecast. Some good spicy alpine mixed climbing conditions too:

This Afternoon Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 58. Southwest wind 15 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tonight Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 42. South southwest wind 9 to 14 mph becoming west northwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
Saturday Rain showers likely before noon, then rain and snow showers likely. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a high near 47. West wind 7 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind around 11 mph.
Sunday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Monday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 54.
Monday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Tuesday A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Tuesday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Wednesday A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Wednesday Night A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
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Aug 22, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: tired but happy after long hike down from Lone Pea...
If you go via the "Cherry Canyon Logging Trail" you can pick up your needed water at the spring more than halfway up. I don't know if the 2nd hammongog spring on the Alpine side still flows this late in the year. Ryan Arnold
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