When they crossed the river on their way to the mountain, they had no problems and the river was only knee deep. Let's hope for the same upon the return.
If they are able to cross the river on Wednesday morning then they have a four mile hike from the river to the Park Road where they will take a bus to the east entrance of the park. We estimate that they should be there late on Wednesday afternoon.
|The view from McGonagall Pass; must be nice to see all that green after three weeks of white. Wildflowers are in full bloom right now.|
Gowler 6/27 phoned from 11,000 feet on the West Buttress Route. The had planned to do a carry to 13,500 foot with some of their gear but poor weather prevented this. It is snowing and blowing so they will take a rest day instead. These are built into their schedule so they aren't getting behind schedule. They have fortified snow walls and excellent tents and this gives them a day to do some reading, sleeping, eating and socializing.
You can check weather conditions given by the National Park Rangers from the 7,000 and 14,000 foot camps here.