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Re: [John Muir Trail] warm up hikes

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  • Bob
    Hi Clint. I m in San Luis Obispo. I ve never hiked much around Big Sur or Desolation for no good reason except hating ticks. I think I ll try this trip next
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 29, 2006
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      Hi Clint. I'm in San Luis Obispo. I've never hiked much around Big
      Sur or Desolation for no good reason except hating ticks. I think
      I'll try this trip next weekend. Thanks for the suggestion.

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "Clinton Cleveland"
      <ccleveland@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > Not sure where you're based, but Desolation wilderness down by Big
      Sur
      > offers some great hiking at lower altitudes. We were able to do
      some
      > good practice hikes there while the Sierra was still deep in snow.
      > Best of all, the whole area seems pretty lightly used. We saw
      maybe
      > two people in three days. I'd recommend making a loop starting
      from
      > China Camp out to Big Sur and back, depending how much ground you
      > want to cover.
      >
      > Also the lower portions of Emigrant wilderness, say starting down
      by
      > Kibbie Lake, might be snow free by mid May.
      >
      > Hope this helps,
      > Clint
      >
      >
      > 2006/4/20, Bob <rrichey@...>:
      > > I'm planning on taking 3 three-day hikes between May 15 and June
      15 in
      > > preparation for my JMT hike this year. With the heavy snowpack
      do any
      > > of you have recommendations for 30 mile trips in the Sierra
      which will
      > > require limited wading, hair-raising creek crossings, or lots of
      > > snow? After June 15 I'll try to get a 3 more 3-day trips with
      some
      > > altitude, which will present some of the same problems + bugs,
      but
      > > there's no conditioning for hiking like hiking. Last year I
      went up
      > > past Lake Merced from YV, which is always a great trip, but had
      water
      > > almost up to my waist after Bunnel Cascade. - BobR
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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