JMT 2007 (or 2006)
- Hi Paul,
If you want to change your plans, I'm planning on doing the JMT this
summer. I hiked it from North to South in 2000, and I'm planning on
going from South to North this summer. I plan to start on Aug. 19 and
complete the hike on Labor Day, Sept. 4. I plan to hike 15 miles per
day, with one rest day near Muir Trail Ranch in the middle. At 15
miles per day I have a little leeway to complete it by Labor Day. On
Wednesday I applied for the Mt. Whitney lottery, but I'm not sure what
my chances are since my start date is a Saturday. Most likely I'll
start at Horseshoe Meadow and go over Cottonwood Pass and skip Mt.
Whitney. (Hardcore JMT'ers will frown on me, but that's OK.) Since
2000, I've also done several loops that included parts of the JMT, and
the area is just spectacular. My hike in 2000 was one of the great
experiences of my life - that's why I'm anxious to do it again. I
carried way too much weight in 2000, so I'm working hard on getting my
pack weight down for this summer (mostly researching/trying
lightweight backpacking techniques and buying new gear).
If anyone else is interested in coming along this summer, please plan
to "attend". I'm also going to apply for a permit for the Horseshoe
Meadow trailhead for an Aug. 19 start date (I'm applying on Feb. 19 -
6 months in advance), so I need to know soon if anyone else is
Good luck, Paul, in your preparations. As others have said, the
anticipation and getting ready for the trip is half of the fun.
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> Hello fellow hikers/backpackers. I am looking for anyone doesn't
> matter how many (the more the merrier) who would like to hike the
> entire length of the JMT around the middle of July-2007. I know I'm
> asking early but I am anxious. I have never done a hike that long
> would like to hike it with someone who's familair with it. I'm from
> North Dakotah and am going to hike the length of the Maah Daah Hey
> trail on Theodore Roosevelt National Park this summer it's about 96
> miles that would be my longest. Well hope all is well with everyone
> and I like this site. (Sly told me about it)
- Thank you for your comments.
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On Saturday, March 19, 2016, 6:33 PM, 'D.N.' douglasnoyes@... [johnmuirtrail] <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:We began last year on 21June from HI with absolutely no problem, no snow the entire way!!! Water crossings no problems either. Now...less snow last year, so take the difference from the two, compare with what the experts here are saying based on their previous experiences and enjoy the journey. Assume some of the water crossings will be higher, but since the weather lately has been pretty chill with these high pressure systems...who knows. :-)Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROIDOn Mar 19, 2016 2:12 PM, "summerton south homeowners association summertonsouth@... [johnmuirtrail]" <email@example.com> wrote:
Have a reversation to begin JMT on June 29th. Concerned about this year's snow pack with having trail and passes for the most part being free of snow. Starting at TM to Whitney. Does anyone have the same entry date? Or will the snow pack force hikers to get later entry date.Appreciate any input.
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