Re: Yosemite to Mammoth - Not on the JMT
- Not a lot of trail options between YV and Mammoth, two big ranges in the way. If you want high country you may prefer to choose a route through the Clark Range, Volgelsang, then back toward TM, up the Dana Fk, over Koip Peak Pass, Agnew Pass, High Trail (PCT) to Mammoth. A lot of fine country.
The only other way south over the Merced Range are Isberg or Post Pk Pass. Very beautiful country up there, but then a descent into very forested country all the way down to the North Fk San Joaquin to get around the south end of the Ritter Range. It's a beautiful trip, but low.
Walk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trail
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sam Rohlfs" <samrohlfs@...> wrote:
> Due to the snow I won't be going to Whitney :( but I will HOPEFULLY be doing the Mammoth to Yosemite Valley portion in mid-August if Donahue is snow free. Once I'm done with that I would like to hike back to Mammoth along a different route.
> I can plan a route no problem, but I have never been on any of those trails. Most of them look forested (green on my topo) but I prefer the granite and the vistas. Any suggestions?