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1868[John Muir Trail] Re: Getting to and from the trail

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  • clairehiker
    Mar 5, 2008
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      From Reno airport to Yosemite, you can take that CREST bus to Lee Vining, then the Yarts
      bus to Yosemite Valley from there. The schedule is such that you will have to spend the
      night somewhere along the way. must be a conspiracy of hotel owners and hwy 395
      business people! It is likely cheaper to stay in Lee Vining than Mammoth, and you wouldn't
      have to backtrack in the am.

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Bankhead" <wandering_bob@...> wrote:
      >
      > Actually, if the goal is to get from Lone Pine to Yosemite NP, it is quite simple.
      >
      > From Lone Pine, you have two bus options.
      >
      > 1. The CREST bus runs one round-trip between Ridgecrest and Mammoth Lakes on
      Monday, Wednesday and Friday. See the schedule at
      http://www.countyofinyo.org/transit/CRESTpage.htm
      >
      > It leaves Statham Hall in Lone Pine at 2:50 pm, arriving Mammoth Lakes Mcdonald's
      (next door to the Shilo Inn) at 4:50 pm. you'll have to stay overnight in Mammoth Lakes.
      The next morning, catch the YARTS bus at Mcdonald's at 7:20 am, getting to Tuolumne
      Meadows store at 9:05 am and Yosemite Valley Visitors' Center at 10:05 am.
      http://www.yarts.com/schedule/2007/Summer120E.pdf
      >
      > OPTION 2: the lesser of the 2
      >
      > The INYO bus runs Monday through Friday, leaving Statham Hall in Lone Pine at 6:30
      am, 8:30 am, and 5:00 pm, arriving Bishop K-Mart at
      > 7:40 am, 9:40 am, and 6:10 pm.
      http://www.countyofinyo.org/transit/bishop_lonepine.htm
      >
      > From Bishop, catch the CREST bus into Mammoth Lakes. On M, W, and F it leaves the
      terminal at 201 S. Warren at 3:50 pm, into Mammoth Mcdonalds at 4:50 pm. On M, Tues,
      Thurs, and Frid, it leaves the same terminal at 7:00 am, into Mammopth McDonalds at
      7:50 am.
      >
      > From Bishop to Mammoth, you can also take the INYO bus twice daily (see
      http://www.inyocounty.us/transit/Bishop%20to%20Mammoth%20Commuter%20page.htm)
      >
      > From Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite, you have only the YARTS bus listed in option 1.
      http://www.yarts.com/schedule/2007/Summer120E.pdf
      >
      >
      >
      > Note that the CREST bus also runs from Mammoth McDonalds directly to the Reno
      airport on M, Tu, Thur, and Frid. Leaves Mammoth at 7:20 am, arrive Reno at 11:45 am.
      Fly home from there. You could also reverse that, fly into Reno, take CREST to Mammoth
      Lakes and Yarts to Yosemite. You don't have to start at San Francisco or LA - unless you
      live there.
      >
      >
      > Wandering Bob
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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