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  • Jim Martin
    Feb 28, 2006
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      Thanks for the comments. My buddy on the trip takes
      really good photos. And as you noticed, he has a
      weird sense of humor!!!

      Jim

      --- Bob <rrichey@...> wrote:

      > Jim, your site has great pics and some seriously
      > weird text!
      >
      > Bob R
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Jim Martin
      > <anasazipottery@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi All..........
      > >
      > > I hiked with a buddy from North to South in the
      > summer
      > > of 2003. We had heavy packs coming out of the
      > valley
      > > and it just about killed us. So I can imagine
      > what it
      > > would be like in the opposite direction, although
      > I
      > > plan on doing it someday.
      > >
      > > We ran into a couple going the opposite way on
      > their
      > > last day of completing the trip from South to
      > North.
      > > Their advise to us was to ditch as much weight as
      > > possible. So we sent supplies home from the
      > meadows
      > > and then sent half of our re-supply home from
      > > Vermillion since we were not eating much.
      > >
      > > Well you can guess what happened. We started
      > eating
      > > like mad the last half of the trip and ended up
      > > running out of food near Rae Lakes. We were
      > > successful in begging food from weekenders the
      > rest of
      > > the way. Plus the backcountry ranger stations
      > have
      > > hiker boxes for those needing supplies or wanting
      > to
      > > drop off excess supplies. It worked so well, I
      > told
      > > my buddy we should try the trip someday begging
      > food
      > > and fuel the whole way. I bet it could be done!!!
      > >
      > > Trip report with photos for those that are
      > interested:
      > >
      > >
      >
      http://www.catchafallingstar.com/jmt/johnmuirtrail2003.htm
      > >
      > > Jim
      > >
      > > --- 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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