Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: JMT yo-yo?
- If you decide to extend your trip to 500 miles, you can get a thru-permit from PCTA (Pacific Crest Trail Assn). For shorter trips, presumably from Stanislaus NF.
John Curran Ladd
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San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM, judithsmcguire <judithsmcguire@...> wrote:
I find the northbound JMT plus intriguing. What is the permit requirement if you enter at Kennedy Meadows?
--- In email@example.com, <ned@...> wrote:
> My son, John, did a yo-yo of the JMT a couple of years ago and it changed his perspective on life! A great thing to do, indeed!
> Consider starting, however, to the south of Whitney so you can get stronger and used to the altitude over a longer period of time. Think Cottonwood Pass or Kennedy Meadows with resupplies via Trail Pass (Dow Villa in Lone Pine), Kearsarge Pass (Winnedumah Hotel in Independence), Bishop Pass (Parcher's Resort at road's end), and the JMT ranch.
> We second the motion to start slow, say from KM as we did last year. By the time we reached Crabtree, we were in pretty good shape (11 days) and able to enjoy the JMT without much pain and strain.
> Just another person's input...
> "Just remember, Be Careful out there!"
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