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33253Re: Ride from Lone Pine to LA or Lancaster

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  • fortunateblessings
    Jul 19, 2013
      (off topic: riffing on the UL hang glider joke)

      This is definitely worth a look.

      This guy might be able to help you out, if you need to get back over to the other side of the range.


      The first ever complete crossing east to west using a paraglider took place July 1 this year. I'd be interested to know whether anyone noticed him going overhead. He crossed the JMT just south of Forester Pass.


      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "jj442434" <jj442434@...> wrote:
      > Yeah we'd be leaving Guitar Lake on the 23rd though, so unless we hang glide down from the summit of Mt. Whitney, I don't think we could get to Lone Pine by 9:40 am. Unless anyone here knows of an ultra-light collapsible hang glider...
      > In all seriousness, talking to other hikers sounds like a good idea, but I'll have a friend with me, which might hinder our chances of getting a ride. It's a good last resort, but I'd prefer to have something set up.
      > And Bob- thanks for answering my questions, in this thread, and the one that came before this. You have been very helpful
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, robert shattuck <bobolonius@> wrote:
      > >
      > > "leaving Whitney Portal or Lone Pine headed south late on the 23rd or anytime on the 24th?"
      > > August 23rd is a friday . . . check your calendar to be sure . . . it also appears that there's an ESTA bus leaving Lone Pine at 9:40 a.m., arriving in Lancaster at 12:45 p.m.
      > > Do your research by checking out the "395 route" schedule, here:
      > > http://www.estransit.com/CMS/content/395-routes
      > > otherwise, should you come down on Saturday . . . thumb or . . . Usually, the last two or three days, once you get over glen and you're headed for Forester, there are a lot of hikers headed out and headed south . . .just keep your ears open to the conversations around you––like when you're all huddled up there on Forester or Whitney––and someone mentions driving south, ask about a possible ride. Can't hurt––I've got a few rides this way––plus meeting someone before you jump in car with them to drive for 5-6 hours, isn't a bad idea.
      > > BOBhttp://www.summitpost.org/plans/view_activity.php?post_id=6480
      > >
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