591Re: [John Muir Trail] RE: Running the JMT in July
- Jun 4, 2003Hi Bill,
Well thank you for the awesome data! Wow! This really
helps me a lot. Your suggestions are very good ones.
Web pages even!
Thanks again Bill. Have a great summer.
--- Bill <dive_hike@...> wrote:
> A few suggestions:
> You might want to read this account of running the
> JMT. This guy had support from his father:
> Resupply: Red's Meadows is right off the trail
> 100 yards) in Mammoth. If you can carry enough food
> for 165 miles, that is the place to resupply. Here
> their web site:
> If you want to cache food (to break up the long
> section), I would suggest either 1) Woods Creek
> Crossing (about 56 miles or 2 days from Whitney
> Portal) or 2) Le Conte Canyon off Dusy Creek (about
> midway on the long section).
> Woods Creek Crossing has a bear box to cache your
> (I've never had anyone steal my food). The Crossing
> is about 14 miles each way from Cedar Grove.
> Le Conte Canyon is about 13 miles each way from
> Lake Trail head. It does NOT have a bear box, so
> will have to use a different method to store your
> food. Perhaps you can find a friend to meet you at
> either place!
> Bears: I suggest reading Ray Jardine's book:
> Backpacking: Ray Jardine's Guide to Lightweight
> Hiking". He has an excellent discussion of avoiding
> Bears (among other solid advice). The basics:
> cook or eat where you sleep (bears have a great
> of smell) and sleep away from normal camping spots.
> I would add: sleep at bear boxes if possible! Here
> a site that lists the bear boxes on the southern
> portion of the trail:
> There are also bear boxes at Reds Meadows and
> Hope this helps. Please feel free to email me with
> any questions. Have a great run!
> Best, Bill
> --- john radich <johnrultrarunner@...> wrote:
> > Hi JMT Friends,
> > I am looking at running JMT this summer. South to
> > North and finish at Happy Isles campground. Have
> > been on it. To make this more interesting, I am
> > running the Death valley ultramarathon in July. I
> > plan to do Mt Whitney and then JMT with what
> > I
> > have left.. Re: food caches, who do I contact on
> > sending some supplies to? Any tips on how to store
> > food from the bears and critters? I can't carry
> > bear container since I am limited on space in my
> > pack.
> > I won't be in the tree line for a bit so hanging
> > my
> > food won't suffice.
> > I know there are experienced JMT hikers and
> > backpackers who have much wisdom from hard won
> > experience. Your the ones who know. I am willing
> > listen what you all can suggest and offer me. I am
> > carrying my own Sweet Water filter. Maybe a light
> > weight stove, haven't decided on that yet.
> > Like to cover a marathon to a 50km a day. Easier
> > said
> > than done, eh?
> > Drop me an email. Like to hear from you.
> > Happy trails,
> > John "JR" Radich
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