1447Re: [John Muir Trail] Yosemite Logistical Question
- Feb 28, 2007The " is there
> small/affordable camp ground we could stay while webackpackers campground are "walk-in" only.
> wait for the
> following day??" referred to (i.e., camp 4 and the
Reservations are not accepted for those campgrounds.
If they are full, then the only other alternative is
the more expensive choices: Camp Curry, Yosemite Lodge
or, heavens forbid, the Awhawne! Well one night isn't
going to break the bank but they might be full too.
Except during the winter, I am very seldom in the
valley except for overnight. If I'm hiking in late in
the afternoon (which is usually the case) I'll stop
and camp for the night within a few miles of the
Valley. If I'll be leaving from the Valley, then I
usually arrive late at night - usually around midnight
- and normally stay in the car in the backpackers
parking lot as I am usually too sleepy to hunt around
with the flashlight for a place to setup.
A good alternative for Jay if its crowded would be to
start from Mammoth. There is always a spot at Reds -
shower and all - and it's free. If it will be late
arriving in the Valley, he can setup camp for the
night some where between Lake Merced and Little
Yosemite. Along the river a couple of miles from
Little Yosemite is ideal. Little Yosemite is always
crowded with people and bears. I remember hiking thru
and saw a little girl placing several M&M's in front
of her tent door. "Who's the M&M's for sweetheart?" I
asked, "The bear."
--- Paul England <pengland@...> wrote:
> Hi Jay -Best regards,
> There is a daily bus from Mammoth to Yosemite -
> you can check the schedule online.
> It is a short walk to the ranger station (near the
> visitor center) to pick up your permit.
> I would make a campground reservation now for the
> Valley. That way you know you have a place to camp
> and are not breaking the rules. Yosemite Valley is
> way too crowded to have people camping in
> non-camping areas.
> Jay Strine <hundyff@...> wrote:
> We are planning a trip on the JMT in
> September, We plan to go from
> Yosemite to Reds Meadow. I have never been to
> Yosemite, and I am eager
> to be able to finally get a chance to experience it.
> I plan on taking Yarts from Mammouth to Yosemite, we
> are leaving our
> vehicles in Mammouth.
> Once the Yarts drops us off at Yosemite, how long of
> a walk is it to
> the office to pick up our permit??
> As far as I know there is daily service from
> Mammouth to Yosemite, does
> anyone know if this is accurate??
> Lastly once we get dropped off and pick up our
> permit is there
> small/affordale camp ground we could stay while we
> wait for the
> following day??
> Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Jay Strine
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