Re: [John Muir Trail] Possible Hikes for Jared
- The second hike here is known as the Rutherford Lake Loop. It is
described in the
Sierra North book, by Winnett, et. al. I think it is trip Number
72. I was planning to
do that this year, but with all the snow there now (I start out next
Tuesday) I have
decided to go to the North side of the Clark Range from Glacier point
Canyon. It will be a wet one this June.
On Jun 12, 2006, at 2:53 PM, dive_hike wrote:
> Jared, here are a couple of ideas:
> 1) Hike the JMT from Red's Meadows to Yosemite Valley (or the other
> way). This is just under 60 miles and includes some awesome lakes
> on the south side of Donohue.
> The YARTs runs a bus between Yosemite Valley and Mammoth to get back
> to your car:
> Highway 120 East - Schedule & Fares
> 2) Start in Yosemite Valley and take 4 mile trail to Glacier Point
> (Alternate: Start at Wawona Tunnel Viewpoint. Hike along the south
> rim "Pohono Trail" to Glacier Point.) Then head out Illilouette
> Creek, over Merced Pass and then Fernandez Pass. Come back over
> Isberg Pass and hike down the Merced River back to Yosemite Valley.
> I don't have my maps / distances for this hike - but it is really
> nice with varied scenery - but not many lakes.
> Best Wishes.
> --- In email@example.com, Jared Doty <jaredoty@...>
> > Hopefully some additional details will help. I have a timeline
> between late June (after the 24th until July 18th to choose from. I
> was thinking July would be warmer and make it easier to pack.
> > I am glad you included which specific things I would like to see.
> I enjoy the small lakes and streams. The large vista's are nice,
> but I like a nice small spot to setup and take some pictures and
> maybe eat some before I trek on.
> > I can do 20 miles per day and be comfortable, and i am used to
> more dry areas (White Sands). It would be easier to have an end
> point I can catch a bus at back to my vehicle.
> > Thanks so much for helping.
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