When does the trail officially open?


Posted: Thu, May 7, 2009, 22:08

I'm going to hike the trail starting 25-28 of May north to south.

1. gr20 guidebooks say that May can be rather snowy, depending on whether the winter was cold and whether early months of spring were hot. Does anybody know about the forecast for this year?

2. I believe I read somewhere that the trail officially opens 1 of June. Meaning that before 1 of June refuges are not stuffed. Is it that strictly enforced or can it be so that the refuges are staffed by the end of May? So that I could start 25-28 of May as I plan...