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  • ravi_jmt2013
    May 17 5:46 PM
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      $180 for VVR to Fresno actually seems quite reasonable compared to the $120 quote I got for a S Lake to N Lake shuttle. I'll be trying out hitchhiking for the first time in July to avoid that $10/mile shuttle!

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "krishna9012" <krishna9012@...> wrote:
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      > Last year I paid $180/- to VVR Jim for an arranged ride from Fresno train station to VVR when I did the last 90 miles of my JMT piece (VVR to Onion V). Usually from VVR to Fresno may cost less as vehicles do go for supplies and are willing to give rides for $100/- or less. Remember paying $90/- for VVR to Fresno airport ride in 2011 when I had to abort my JMT thru hike due to not eating properly (first time solo hike when my partner left at Mammoth). Its a good idea to leave JMT, if needed, at VVR rather than at MTR due to transport convenience.
      > Hope this helps.
      > Krishna
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Three times in my hiking groups, people have exited from MTR. The Shuttle
      > > Service (that services VVR) can also be arranged to meet at Florence lake,
      > > (about 4 mile walk from MTR), yes it does cost money--I think around $200
      > > to get you from Florence Lake to a nearby town with a bus or airport. One
      > > year, hitchhiking from Florence Lake got the job done. Hitchhikers often
      > > get rides when a car is available with space, as drivers are friendly there
      > > but not as numerous as other places.
      > >
      > > There is a road from MTR to Florence Lake, but it is limited to
      > > MTR-permanently stationed vehicles, and it is a very rough road, requiring
      > > a jeep or jeep-type truck moving very slowly.
      > >
      > > I don't know how much more the cost of the ride is from VVR to a nearby
      > > town versus from Florence Lake to a nearby town. Worth investigating and
      > > reporting back to the group.
      > >
      > > In either case, you have about a 4 mile walk (either from JMT to Florence
      > > Lake Ferry landing, or from MTR to Florence Lake).
      > >
      > > I personally have never exited myself from MTR.
      > >
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      > > On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 1:02 PM, cjoslyn99 <cjoslyn99@> wrote:
      > >
      > > > **
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Short answer is no and there are not many options on the west side.
      > > >
      > > > MTR doesn't have a road. You would need to hike to Florence Lake and
      > > > take the ferry across. You may be able to arrange for the VVR shuttle
      > > > to get you from there and take you to Fresno (check their website about
      > > > that).
      > > >
      > > > The better place is to exit VVR, since they do run a shuttle from their
      > > > place to Fresno (check their website for reservations/pricing) and
      > > > sometimes you can arrange for a ride out w/ staff or other guests.
      > > >
      > > > In either case, once you get to Fresno, you can take the train to Merced
      > > > and then YARTS to Yosemite, but it may take a day or two total travel
      > > > time.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Kyle Arn wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Are there shuttle services from the Muir Trail Ranch back to Yosemite?
      > > > Would the Ranch be a good halfway point heading southbound?
      > > > >
      > > > > Kyle
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
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