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  • brink_nathan
    I know the feeling, I ve been itching to get out for the last month now...
    Message 1 of 10 , Dec 13, 2010
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      I know the feeling, I've been itching to get out for the last month now...

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    • robert shattuck
      . . . it s called, snow camping . . . get out there and calm your fever. Bob I want to go on the trail and its only December. I have cabin fever. I can t
      Message 2 of 10 , Dec 13, 2010
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        . . . it's called, "snow camping" . . . get out there and calm your fever.

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        I want to go on the trail and its only December. I have cabin fever. I can't stand it. Ugh!

        Amanda


      • Linda Reitz
        Amanda, ever think about hiking the California Coast? I heard of some wonderful hot springs in Big Sur somewhere. There is always Grand Canyon, bu so far.
        Message 3 of 10 , Dec 14, 2010
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          Amanda, ever think about hiking the California Coast? I heard of some wonderful hot springs in Big Sur somewhere. There is always Grand Canyon, bu so far. Trying to save all vacation days for summer is my plan...BUT........I got cabin fever too. I am so glad we have this blog to at least talk and read about.
          Linda

          From: amandahiker <aslive@...>
          To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Mon, December 13, 2010 8:52:24 AM
          Subject: [John Muir Trail] cabin fever

           

          I want to go on the trail and its only December. I have cabin fever. I can't stand it. Ugh!

          Amanda


        • Kim Fishburn
          Henry Coe State Park east of Morgan Hill can be a good place in winter. There is a state wilderness on the eastern border of the park too so you can easily
          Message 4 of 10 , Dec 14, 2010
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            Henry Coe State Park east of Morgan Hill can be a good place in winter. There is a state wilderness on the eastern border of the park too so you can easily spend a week hiking around there. There is one spot where if the conditions are good you can see Half Dome. Most of the trails are old ranch roads which sometimes can be brutally steep. Pretty in springtime with the wildflowers. I spent two nights camped next to this one pond. The male tom turkey would gather his harem of hens on the next hillside over. One night I heard a coyote howl in the distance, and a coyote pup maybe 100 yards away tried to howl back. My last time there I hiked through the narrows and saw two fresh deer legs. The next day I ran into a couple that had seen a mt. lion and two coyotes fighting over the carcass. And don't forget the wild pigs!




            From: Linda Reitz <hikejmt47@...>
            To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Tue, December 14, 2010 7:51:02 AM
            Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] cabin fever

             

            Amanda, ever think about hiking the California Coast? I heard of some wonderful hot springs in Big Sur somewhere. There is always Grand Canyon, bu so far. Trying to save all vacation days for summer is my plan...BUT........I got cabin fever too. I am so glad we have this blog to at least talk and read about.
            Linda

            From: amandahiker <aslive@...>
            To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Mon, December 13, 2010 8:52:24 AM
            Subject: [John Muir Trail] cabin fever

             

            I want to go on the trail and its only December. I have cabin fever. I can't stand it. Ugh!

            Amanda


          • Ewa Bialkowski
            Sykes Hot Springs are in Big Sur; Nice 10mi (each way); great views; trail gets very busy on weekends but quite OK mid week. Dogs allowed. Springs are hot and
            Message 5 of 10 , Dec 14, 2010
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              Sykes Hot Springs are in Big Sur; Nice 10mi (each way); great views; trail gets very busy on weekends but quite OK mid week. Dogs allowed. 
              Springs are hot and fun, close to a nice cold creek. Camping along the creek. There is good info on the web about how to get there if you google for it. 

              I strongly recommend that hike. 

              Ewa


              On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 5:51 AM, Linda Reitz <hikejmt47@...> wrote:
               

              Amanda, ever think about hiking the California Coast? I heard of some wonderful hot springs in Big Sur somewhere. There is always Grand Canyon, bu so far. Trying to save all vacation days for summer is my plan...BUT........I got cabin fever too. I am so glad we have this blog to at least talk and read about.
              Linda

              From: amandahiker <aslive@...>
              To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Mon, December 13, 2010 8:52:24 AM
              Subject: [John Muir Trail] cabin fever

               

              I want to go on the trail and its only December. I have cabin fever. I can't stand it. Ugh!

              Amanda



            • John Ladd
              Lost Coast trail is 48 miles of coastline interrupted by one road in the middle at Shelter Cove, CA. North half and South half are quite different but both
              Message 6 of 10 , Dec 14, 2010
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                Lost Coast trail is 48 miles of coastline interrupted by one road in
                the middle at Shelter Cove, CA. North half and South half are quite
                different but both good winter hikes for the snow avoidant. Ewa is
                right about area near Big Sur. Ventana Wilderness there is a good
                winter destination

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              • mbeilfuss
                Okay, this is admittedly off the JMT topic, but I just wanted to say that I live in Central Texas, and there aren t many good places to backpack around here
                Message 7 of 10 , Dec 14, 2010
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                  Okay, this is admittedly off the JMT topic, but I just wanted to say that I live in Central Texas, and there aren't many good places to backpack around here less than 10 hours away. But Texas does have great national and state parks that offers some challenging multiday backpacking trips. If you're really itching to get in some activity, go down to Big Bend national park or Big Bend Ranch. They are both beautiful places with small crowds and the possibility of winter backpacking without freezing. Although the first time we did an overnight trip it dipped down into the teens. Nevertheless, with good luck, you can have weather in the 70s and 40s. Warmer than some parts of the JMT during summer. (Can't believe I'm giving away the secret of these parks--but they are difficult enough to get to that many won't come).

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                • Kim Fishburn
                  This might be more than a 10 hour drive from central Texas, but the Ozark Highland Trail in Arkansas is one I ve had my eye on. Its over 200 miles long and
                  Message 8 of 10 , Dec 14, 2010
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                    This might be more than a 10 hour drive from central Texas, but the Ozark Highland Trail in Arkansas is one I've had my eye on. Its over 200 miles long and growing, and will eventually be part of a trail through Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. National Geographic did an article on the trail.



                    From: mbeilfuss <mbeilfuss@...>
                    To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
                    Sent: Tue, December 14, 2010 10:53:58 AM
                    Subject: [John Muir Trail] Re: cabin fever

                     

                    Okay, this is admittedly off the JMT topic, but I just wanted to say that I live in Central Texas, and there aren't many good places to backpack around here less than 10 hours away. But Texas does have great national and state parks that offers some challenging multiday backpacking trips. If you're really itching to get in some activity, go down to Big Bend national park or Big Bend Ranch. They are both beautiful places with small crowds and the possibility of winter backpacking without freezing. Although the first time we did an overnight trip it dipped down into the teens. Nevertheless, with good luck, you can have weather in the 70s and 40s. Warmer than some parts of the JMT during summer. (Can't believe I'm giving away the secret of these parks--but they are difficult enough to get to that many won't come).

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                  • ned@mountaineducation.org
                    Actually, Bob, Amanda was one of our students back in 2009, so she knows her basic snow camping skills. Just remember, Be Careful out there! Ned Tibbits,
                    Message 9 of 10 , Dec 14, 2010
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                      Actually, Bob, Amanda was one of our students back in 2009, so she knows her basic snow camping skills.
                       
                       

                      "Just remember, Be Careful out there!"
                       
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