10991Re: [John Muir Trail] foot issues on the JMT and looking for a lady named Linda
- Oct 19 6:44 AMThe tape is only available online that I know of..30 more miles ugh ..
well maybe next year ? I think that I might get away with 1 food drop and 22 days ... Ive done it in 20 days with no food drops , but i was young and foolish ... But we carry enough food for 11 days in one shot , and after 11 days im pretty fit and could probably carry a little more weight on the second leg ... To tell you the truth I dont like all of the people i saw on the JMT for the short distance we were on it this year ( 8 miles ) the rest of our 60 mile hike we saw NO ONE ..
that I like ...anyway is was great to see the muir trail ranch , very interesting and i think it may help us get to Martha lake next year up goddard canyon ...take care
--- In email@example.com, Linda Reitz <hikejmt47@...> wrote:
> I was able to pass that great tape on to two more hikers, am thinking the only
> way to get it is on line. I did have 2 more wonderful weeks on the trail and
> needed another food drop but it turned out awful. Aparently I neglected to read
> the posted note at Onion Valley stating not to leave your food cache in the bear
> boxes at Kearsage Lakes! I did see the notice in the bear box at the lakes but
> did not want to cary it back out over Kearsage pass...........so when I hiked
> down to the junction of JMT/ Kearsage I noticed a note for "Linda" and it
> advised me to pick up my cache at Charlote Lake ranger station where he not only
> had my stash but a $125 ticket as well. Hard lesson. The bad news is I ended up
> leaving the JMT right then and there with a extra 10 lbs of food. Only 30 miles
> left unhiked on JMT.
> I remember the days when you could not use bear boxes at Kearsage Lakes as they
> were reserved for through hikers. Now the opposite is true. In 2009 the rangers
> had been left to dispose of over 300 lbs of food left by through hikers that had
> not picked up their cashes, thus the citation. My own vault. wah
> Happy Trails
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> Sent: Mon, October 4, 2010 4:06:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] foot issues on the JMT and looking for a lady
> named Linda
> Oh Great IM glad you made it ok , we made it over thompson pass and found out
> there was no trail , we hiked it anyway with a GPS , but we were contemplating
> taking up your offer to get a ride with your husband !! Hey how long did it take
> you to finish the trail ?? and did you need any more food drops after the ranch
> there ?? im glad i was able to help , the tape worked for me this year again ...
> I always order it well before my trips and my conditioning hikes .. take care
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