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1296Re: [John Muir Trail] Possible Hikes for Jared

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  • Prapanna Smith
    Jun 12 6:05 PM
      The second hike here is known as the Rutherford Lake Loop. It is
      described in the
      Sierra North book, by Winnett, et. al. I think it is trip Number
      72. I was planning to
      do that this year, but with all the snow there now (I start out next
      Tuesday) I have
      decided to go to the North side of the Clark Range from Glacier point
      via Merced
      Canyon. It will be a wet one this June.

      On Jun 12, 2006, at 2:53 PM, dive_hike wrote:

      > Jared, here are a couple of ideas:
      > 1) Hike the JMT from Red's Meadows to Yosemite Valley (or the other
      > way). This is just under 60 miles and includes some awesome lakes
      > on the south side of Donohue.
      > The YARTs runs a bus between Yosemite Valley and Mammoth to get back
      > to your car:
      > http://www.yarts.com/schedule.html
      > Highway 120 East - Schedule & Fares
      > http://www.yarts.com/schedule/2006/120ESUMMER06.pdf
      > 2) Start in Yosemite Valley and take 4 mile trail to Glacier Point
      > (Alternate: Start at Wawona Tunnel Viewpoint. Hike along the south
      > rim "Pohono Trail" to Glacier Point.) Then head out Illilouette
      > Creek, over Merced Pass and then Fernandez Pass. Come back over
      > Isberg Pass and hike down the Merced River back to Yosemite Valley.
      > I don't have my maps / distances for this hike - but it is really
      > nice with varied scenery - but not many lakes.
      > Best Wishes.
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Jared Doty <jaredoty@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Hopefully some additional details will help. I have a timeline
      > between late June (after the 24th until July 18th to choose from. I
      > was thinking July would be warmer and make it easier to pack.
      > >
      > > I am glad you included which specific things I would like to see.
      > I enjoy the small lakes and streams. The large vista's are nice,
      > but I like a nice small spot to setup and take some pictures and
      > maybe eat some before I trek on.
      > >
      > > I can do 20 miles per day and be comfortable, and i am used to
      > more dry areas (White Sands). It would be easier to have an end
      > point I can catch a bus at back to my vehicle.
      > >
      > > Thanks so much for helping.
      > >

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