1373Re: [John Muir Trail] South Lake / Bishop Pass to Mt Whitney
- Nov 21, 2006Sure Kevin, 15 miles a day is realistic but the real
question is whether or not it's realistic for you.
I'm 59 and can do 17 to 21 miles a day when pushed.
However 9 to 12 is more realistic or me because I like
to stop and do photography along the way.
Starting from Bishop you're going to be starting high
(12,000 ft) and probably won't feel good for the first
2 days until you aclimate. You might consider
aclimating in Bishop buy touring the town and the
ancient bristlecones on White mountain (>14,000) and
the 2d or 3d highest peak in California.
--- Kevin Thompson <kevbt2@...> wrote:
> I've read through all 1,300 + posts and noticed high
> variability on
> miles / day. Some crazy folks (humor intended) did
> the whole trail in
> under 6 days. Nuts. I would like to do South Lake
> to Mt Whitney in 7
> days (~100 miles, thus 15 miles/day). Is this
> realistic given the
> high passes and elevation changes for a fit and
> experienced 33 year
> old? I've climbed mountains bigger than the Sierras
> but I had youth
> on my side then. I sit now at sea level (New York)
> and anticipate
> that being an early challenge. Any thoughts
> Best Regards,
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