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33962[John Muir Trail] Re: Smoke In Yosemite From Fires

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  • Robert
    Aug 4, 2013
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      There is a campsite right at the Sunrise Creek crossing, but not near the springs. The springs are about a half mile past the creek crossing. There is a fairly steep uphill grade that roughly parallels Sunrise Creek for awhile past the crossing. You'll notice the lush vegetation in the narrow drainage and before you start the usually hot, exposed switchbacks away from the creek, you will see the small spring. If there is a campsite there I didn't see it, and it is not a real flat area for a decent site.

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Ray Rippel <ray.rippel@...> wrote:
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      > Thanks!
      >
      > On Aug 4, 2013, at 4:31 PM, John Ladd <johnladd@...> wrote:
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      >
      >
      > OK - found it, I think. Wenk has a campsite there also - her 1.12. She
      > shows the campsite as
      >
      > 11S 284015E 4182454N (NAD27)
      >
      > and describes it as "large opening in dense forest alongside Sunrise Creek"
      > elevation is 8600
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      >
      > John Curran Ladd
      > 1616 Castro Street
      > San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
      > 415-648-9279
      >
      >
      > On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 4:55 PM, Robert <rnperky@...> wrote:
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      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi John. That's the wrong spot. If you follow the trail back in a
      > > southwesterly direction where it crosses Sunrise Creek around 8600', and
      > > see where the zig-zag of the switchbacks start, the spring on the left of
      > > the trail is right at the beginning of those switchbacks. Its easy to miss
      > > if you're focused on the climb, but it is great tasting unfiltered water!
      > > There are others along that section that feed Sunrise Creek as well. There
      > > is also water in the creek that you mentioned as well, but it is running
      > > pretty low as of last week.
      > >
      > > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, John Ladd <johnladd@> wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Robert <rnperky@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > There are several small springs that feed the creek, with a very
      > > obvious
      > > > > smaller one right off the trail on your way up the steeper climb
      > > before the
      > > > > crest that drops you down to Sunrise High Sierra Camp. If you are
      > > hiking
      > > > > towards TM, it is bubbling out on your left hand side.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > John/Robert --
      > > >
      > > > Maybe just above and to the right of the '3' on the map below. If so, it
      > > is
      > > > near Wenk campsite 1.16, which she describes as "to the east of creek
      > > > beneath hemlocks and a few lodgepole pines; excellent views "
      > > >
      > > > NAD27 (used on the TH JMT maps) coordinates should be about 11S 285
      > > > 567E 4185 010N
      > > >
      > > > Wenk gives her 1.16 Campsite NAD27 coordinates of 11S 285 635E 4184 995N
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > [image: Inline image 1]
      > > >
      > > > Google maps link would be
      > > >
      > > >
      > > https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=201443045645406442219.0004d8629a8db26cdde6e&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=37.793609,-119.433403&spn=0.029199,0.038581&t=p&z=15&vpsrc=6&iwloc=0004e326e0f47a9f70893
      > > >
      > > > If link does not work, paste into a browser
      > > >
      > > >
      > > https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=201443045645406442219.0004d8629a8db26cdde6e&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=37.793609,-119.433403&spn=0.029199,0.038581&t=p&z=15&vpsrc=6&iwloc=0004e326e0f47a9f70893
      > > >
      > > > Sure looks like a spring on the map though it isn't labeled as such. If
      > > > it's the one you mean, it feeds into Cathedral Fork of the Merced rather
      > > > than into Sunrise Creek
      > > >
      > > > John Curran Ladd
      > > > 1616 Castro Street
      > > > San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
      > > > 415-648-9279
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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