Wonderland Trail Conditions Update: Panhandle Gap 7/19/2012

On Thursday, Jul 19th, I did my annual trip up to Panhandle Gap to assess conditions of the Wonderland Trail. I used 4 cameras, 3 mounted on a stabilized pole to provide about 270 degrees of viewing angle and a Canon HF100. I also incorporated time lapse stills; you can essentially see every bit of the hike from the snow encountered at 5500' below Summerland to up and over the gap. I did this hike in trail running shoes with waterproof socks and trekking poles. In summary the snow melt is way ahead of last year.