Wonderland Trail Update: Panhandle Gap 7/20/2011

The country is sweltering and Seattle has had 78 minutes of summer so far (for temps above 80). Late snows and cool weather have made the backcountry so far behind in snowmelt, it's the worst I've seen in 25 years. I take a trip to Panhandle Gap, the highest point on the Wonderland Trail, and provide a comprehensive video chronicle of current conditions and thoughts on hiking the trail this year.