1948Re: [John Muir Trail] Longest Stretch without Water on JMT
- Mar 29, 2008
> In addition to Deer Creek, also keep in mind Seldon Pass down toI fill the canteens at Senger Creek. About a 3 hour hike from Senger
> Paiute creek. (if you bypass Muir Trail Ranch)
> This stretch came to mind also for me. There is a small side-trail
> down to a creek just before the turnoff for MTR going Sobo. There is
> also a very small seasonal creek a little further on. It still should
> be running in July. There is a major creek that parallels the lower
> trail but it is a lot of work to get to it and back.
to the bridge over Paiute, the trail is hot and dusty in the
afternoon. Just as the trail hits the top of the switchbacks there's a
trail to a creek, about 1 hour from Senger Creek. If I was walking up
(nobo) then that water might be needed.
As for Duck-Deer Creek, it's a 3/4 hour on another hot and dusty trail.
Love the stories about weather breaking and turning a miserable day
into one of the best. I took a detour off the JMT (sobo) to Fish Creek
(avoiding that Duck-Deer-Virginia slog) because of impending weather
event. With the all night rain, the hot springs were a much better
campsite then a high mountain lake.
Evolution Creek was the only wet crossing after a dry season.
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