I called the owner earlier and he told me to call back in early May
to see if the resort would be open. If we cut through Goodale Pass
and took the Goodale Pass trail then it only adds about 4 miles to
get to the Vermillion Resort.
The library at the University has 13 nice topos of the John Muir
Trail. I have been trying to stay in good shape last weekend I went
snowshoeing and the week before I ran a half marathon.
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, thomas taylor <tgtaylor7@y...>
> Now that's what I call getting an early start! If you
> start from Yosemite you'll probably have the whole
> trail to yourselves. It's about 90 miles to Vermilion
> from the valley and the resort may not be open when
> you arrive in May. But if it is, you'll surely have
> 'run-of-house' because the PCT'ers will still be 3 or
> 4 weeks south. Instead of the first beer being free,
> you'll probably get the first 6-pack free! I read in
> an earlier posting on this site that the resort has a
> web site that you may be able to find thru google.
> They may be at the resort when you reach that area but
> if they are I seriously doubt if they will have
> shuttle boat in operation. Try to contact them before
> you start to avoid a long hike around the lake (and
> back) that doesn't pan out.
> I personally have never been on the trail that early
> in the season but portions will surely be snow-covered
> with big-time snow hanging in the passes, especially
> on the north sides. As a minimum you will need
> compass, good maps,excellent route-finding skills, and
> be in excellent physical condition. I read that the
> recently deceased California photographer Galen Rowell
> once did a winter traverse of the JMT on skies but to
> date I haven't run across any write-up on that trip.
> Good luck on it! You're in for a real treat, and NO
> mosquito's! (Well, maybe a few at the end so you'll
> need to pack a little deet.) If you're successfully
> or not please post a trip report. I for one would be
> interested in learning what you encountered that early
> in the season on the JMT.
> --- Kathryn Throolin <kthroolin@y...> wrote:
> > Hey I just received an email saying that I have been
> > accepted into the John Muir trail groups. My freind
> > and I want to do the trail early May 12 to June 4.
> > We have transportation. We are excited and a little
> > nervous.
> > We will bring snow shoes and skiis and decide which
> > to use when we get there. We hope that the
> > Vermillion resort will be open.
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> Thomas Taylor