For anyone worried about not finding the trail, I have daily GPS tracks from last year s hike - most of it on the JMT proper, but not entirely (south of RedsMessage 1 of 9 , May 26, 2010View SourceFor anyone worried about not finding the trail, I have daily GPS tracks from last year's hike - most of it on the JMT proper, but not entirely (south of Reds Meadow we deviated for 2 days). What you do is load these tracks, then turn them on to display on the map of your GPS and it will be a colored line that shows you where to go.
The gpx files are Garmin native originals, the kmz files are google maps compatible conversions other brand GPS units may import, but they are not as detailed as the gpx files.
Note that some of them are not in the "normal order" - we hiked from Tuolumne Meadows to Happy Isles day 1/2, then took the bus back up, rest is southbound from TM all the way to Whitney Portal. This table shows roughly what to expect from each file that carries respective dates, with a link to Google Maps to show you what you get from each file, but I think you can just tell the GPS to show them all and you'd have the complete line from Happy Isles to Whitney Portal.
On 5/26/2010 11:58 AM, Jim Underwood wrote:Some good news, Cherene runs on and off trail orienteering courses for people. So, if there is snow over the trail hopefully she can save the day and avoid me walking towards that one rock, yeah that one.