Re: questions re meeting friend at Bishop Pass/South Lake
- I like this idea. Evolution Valley, Muir Pass and LeConte are very
scenic areas and would be a must see, as is all the rest of JMT, but
this is a highlight of it. I took a good friend that I hadn't hiked
with in almost 20 years from South Lk to Florence Lk. because I
thought this was the crown jewel of JMT. Plus it would put her back
at South Lk. near her car.
--- In email@example.com, "Frank Martin" <sriprank@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, N T <ntonthejmt@> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > Does this general plan sound reasonable? Any thing I
> > should be aware of concerning it? Are there any other
> > better options for having her join me for 10 days or
> > so of hiking on the JMT?
> > I'm a bit concerned about her coming over BP without
> > being acclimated to altitude. She has no experience at
> > altitude and I don't want her trip to start with
> > brutal headaches, etc. Any suggestions here? Maybe she
> > could camp for a night or two in Tuolumne Meadows
> > before heading to south lake?
> > Any worries about leaving a car at South Lake TH?
> > thanks!
> > Nick
> The plan is reasonable. I would also consider having her meet you at
> North Lake. Go out over Piute Pass. I say this because I think the
> Evolution Valley and Muir Pass are spectacular and shouldn't be missed.
> Coming over Bishop Pass you will encounter 'The Golden Staircase' and
> Mather Pass right away. This can be a bit daunting for someone not
> used to Backpacking.