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867Re: [John Muir Trail] advise on muir ranch to Red's meadow needed

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  • JD Schaefer
    Apr 12, 2005
      Have you looked at a map and figured the distance, elevation gain,
      your average speed and hours you're willing to hike each day?

      On Apr 11, 2005 11:03 PM, D <Pukkmann@...> wrote:
      > Hi....I am starting at Muir Ranch Aug. 20th and hiking to Happy Isles.
      > We have backpacked alot, but this will be our farthest yet ( 120
      > miles )...could someone help me with imput : if we start walking at
      > about 1:00pm, could we make it to Sallie Keys Lakes by say 5:00pm? and
      > how hard is that stretch....then, the next day it is an hour to Seldon
      > Pass, if that, but was wondering when we would get to Quail
      > Meadows,also just how hard is that downhill?...and if going on to
      > Pocket Meadow is at all possible?...then, the next day would be over
      > Silver Pass, then down and finishing at Lake Virginia ( after those
      > terrible switchbacks after Tully Hole )....then, from Tully Hole, could
      > we make it to Red's Meadow for a shower and a meal, and then continue
      > on to say, Johnson Lake to camp instead of a noisy Red's Meadow? I know
      > this is a long questionaire but, we are on a tight time frame, and need
      > to make plane reservations a few days later!!!...Thanks to all who
      > could help here....Doug
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