El Nino/El Nina

Recently when talking with a friend about my 2015 PCT trip he casually says, ‘well you know it’s supposed to be an El Nino coming up’. Great just great. I have a feeling I will hear about this over and over. Oh yep there it is, over on a PCT forum:

While El Nino is no certainty of a big winter, El Nino has resulted in some of the heaviest winters on record. So there it is. A 10 month, April 1st, 2015 prediction. The perfect storm of ingredients all lined up like ducks in a row. This is in no way a scientific evaluation, just my mindless ramblings.

Okay, so there is going to be weather. I’m personally ok with that, and will not get myself all worked up over it. Maybe there will actually be water in the creeks, so I can filter water and not carry tons, for miles. Snow in the Sierra’s great, I’m signing up for a mountaineering course anyway. Rain in Washington, guess I’ll buy a rain coat and make a skirt. This girl is ready and going weather or not.

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