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1187Re: [John Muir Trail] rides

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  • Bob
    Feb 23, 2006
      27 miles on day 1 is truly awesome. Did you run at any point?

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Dave" <idahomtman@...> wrote:
      >
      > On my 2005 thru-hike of 9.5 days, my first day of 27 miles from YV
      > to TM was undoubtedly the most taxing. I started out too fast and
      > ran out of gas on Cathedral Pass but picked it up after eating and
      > descending toward the lakes. The other tough part of the trail for
      > me was from Crabtree Meadows to Guitar Lake. It was afternoon, I'd
      > already been over Forester Pass and I probably was suffering from
      a
      > lack of adequate nutrition but it was a tough haul.
      >
      > I agree that regardless of starting north or south, your first day
      > will be the most demanding, however beginning in YV you can
      resupply
      > at TM or Reds and eliminate a lot of weight versus the food you
      need
      > to carry over Trail Crest.
      >
      > Dave
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, hmdsierra <no_reply@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Our first nights camp was at the Cloud's Rest turnoff. There
      was a
      > > bear cable there in 1982. It was still there in '89 where we
      > stayed
      > > after coming down from Clouds Rest.
      > >
      > > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Bob" <rrichey@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > No matter whether you're heading north or south it's likely
      that
      > your
      > > > first day will be the toughest. Going south you climb from
      4000
      > to
      > > > about 9700 before descending to Sunrise HSC, and trail
      > conditioning is
      > > > a real phenomenon no matter how much you work out. Going
      north
      > is
      > > > worse due to the altitude. If you're heading south like 90%
      of
      > thru-
      > > > hikers you can stop at Little Yosemite or the cutoff for
      Clouds
      > Rest,
      > > > commune with the local bears, and have a reasonable first day
      > out.
      > > >
      > > > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Colleen Beach
      > <beacher987@>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > how about the most difficult part of the trail?
      > > > >
      > > > >
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