33581Re: [John Muir Trail] Route Planning Advice
- Jul 28, 2013Perhaps if I cut my time on the JMT to 18 days, I could do it. I was planning to start out at around 8~10 mile days to start, gradually working up to 15 mile days. To cut three days off the JMT, I will have to aim for some 20 mile days.
I'm planning for 19 days, and I don't have any 20 mile days planned, Say you take 18 days and wanted to stick to your miles per day plan. Then:
Happy Isles -> Tuolumne Meadows
23.1 miles, 3 days
7.7 mpd (more if you do Half Dome)
TM -> Red's
36.2 mi, 3 days
Red's -> MTR
46.4 mi, 4 days
MTR -> Whitney Portal
115.9 mi, 8 days
221.6 mi, 18 days
If you're OK with no zero days (I guess that's a big if), you can do it in 18 days, and still not exceed your mileage goals.
But I personally would have to agree with Ray. Don't rush a trip of a lifetime
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