Re: [John Muir Trail] Where to park in Mammoth
- You can park your car in the hikers parking lot
located in Mammoth at the end of the road (right where
you would catch the shuttle to Reds). You leave the
keys with the desk clerk who puts them in a safe and
pick them back-up upon return. There is , or at least
was, a flat $5.00 charge. Not a bad deal and it
eliminates the worry about finding your car torn apart
by bears upon return. Also, for $5.00 you can take a
shower at the Inn.
--- hewhohikesalot <hewhohikes@...> wrote:
> I've decided to hike part of JMT from Yosemite
> Valley to Reds Meadow in
> early September of this year and was wondering where
> is a safe and
> convenient place to leave a car in Mammoth? I'm
> going to take the bus
> from Mammoth to Yosemite Valley where I will start
> the hike. Any good
> motels or hotels worth recommending in Mammoth?
> I'd also like to summit Half Dome as a side trip and
> was wondering what
> people do with their packs? I would hate to leave
> my pack near the
> trail for fear of someone stealing it or a bear
> damaging it and I don't
> particularly want to carry it to the top and back.
> Everyone's advice is appreciated.