San Diego Six-Pack hikes next weekend — weather concerns
Hey everyone, I’ve started the San Diego Six-Pack by adding weekends onto my regular work trips to LA, and did Volcan Peak last month without a problem. I’m slated to do Cuyamaca and Corte Madera next weekend (March 5-6) but everyone I know in LA is currently freaking out about the weather. I’m seeing that over the course of this weekend (e.g. a week before my trip) there is forecast to be 1-2 feet of snow above 4500 feet, but that there will be temps in the upper 40s and lower 50s next week (looking at the forecast for Julian) so presumably a lot of it could melt.
None of the elevation is above about 7500 feet, and I am from the Northeast and familiar with hiking in snow, including whiteout conditions. The taller of the peaks (Cuyamaca) has a fire road to the top that I could presumably hike on if the rest of the trail is too slippery. I’m planning to pack spikes and poles, as well as colder weather gear than I would wear otherwise. <font face=”inherit”>Should I pack my snowshoes? Any concerns that it just </font>won’t<font face=”inherit”> be safe? </font>