3201Re: Exact Specifics of where Tolumne Meadow Post Office is to JMT Trail (per Lizzy Wenks book)
- Dec 20, 2008Sounds like you took a left where you should have taken a right.
A left takes you to the road, where you can catch the shuttle to the
Post Office if you want. Turning right you follow the trail to the
right and in a couple of miles it takes you into the car campground.
You walk along the road until you come to the dumpsters. If you hang a
right there you go to the hikers camp, about 200 feet, if you hang a
left there and go about the same distance you come to the store and
post office. The main trail continues from the North West corner of
the car campground and follows the river for several miles.
--- In email@example.com, "zmortalcityz"
> I would say "22.9 Tuolumne Meadows backpackers campground"
> As far as I know the backpackers campground is not anywhere near the
> trail though, so I don't know why it would be listed as a mileage.
> The backpackers camp is off behind the car camp, which is off the
> road. A couple hundred feet down the road (towards YV, not Lambert
> Dome) from the camp entrance is the store/P.O. and grill. The whole
> area is a pretty convoluted mess of trails. The official trail
> crosses the road immediately and weaves through the meadows. Most
> people just hike down the road or the trail next to it until they get
> to the store. I think they've rerouted the OFFICIAL trail here or
> done some other kind of nonsense. You'll have to read the new
> Wilderness Press guidebook and really look at some quality maps to
> even get an idea on it, its just all confusing. Sorry I can't be of
> more help, but once you get there it should all be pretty
> straightforward to just walk down the road for a few miles until you
> hit the store and post office. The post office is just a little
> partition within the store that is only accessible through a little
> counter window from the outside. The store was open pretty late,
> maybe 7 or 8pm but I wouldn't count on the Post Office being open past
> 5pm. Weekends are questionable. You could always give them a call.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Roleigh Martin" <roleigh@>
> > Total N-S Mileage Description UTM_NAD83
> > ---------------- ---------------------------------------
> > ----------------------
> > 20.7 Cathedral Lakes Trail Junction 11S 290368E
> > 4194330N
> > 21.6 western merge with alternate route 11S 291408E
> > 4194086N
> > 22.2 Parsons Lodge Junction 11S 291817E
> > 4194970N
> > 22.9 Tuolumne Meadows backpackers campground
> > 22.9 Lembert Dome parking area 11S 293042E
> > 4194785N
> > 24.0 Tuolumne High Sierra Camp junction 11S 294606E
> > 4194623N
> > 24.6 eastern merge with alternate route 11S 294742E
> > 4193824N
> > The above is taken from the Spreadsheet of the JMT GPS
> > that Lizzy Wenks provided our group (see file library for our group)
> > Which one of the above is closest to the Toulumne Meadows Post
> Office. What
> > time does the Toulumne Meadows Post Office close during the day. My
> > understanding is to resupply at Toulumne Meadows, you send your
> cache into
> > the Post Office, correct? Does anyone have any extra information or
> > correction to the above?
> > Thanks!
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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