Re: [John Muir Trail] Summer 2008 - South to North
- Hi Jim,
Can you share a little info about the photo project
including the equiptment you are planning to use and
--- j_mccrain <jim@...> wrote:
> Howdy Folks!Best regards,
> I am going to be hiking the JMT again in 2008 and am
> looking for anyone
> that wants to accompany me. I will be heading north
> from Whitney,
> starting sometime in mid-July. I have hiked the JMT
> several times, and
> just want a little company this time. (Several of
> my trips have been
> solo. Fun, but having other people along is good,
> I will be taking 4 weeks for the trail, as I am
> working on a photo
> project about the Trail.
> If you are interested, contact me off-list.
> Jim McCrain
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, thomas taylor <tgtaylor7@...>
> Can you share a little info about the photo project
> including the equiptment you are planning to use and
> the logistics?
I don't want to say too much about the project right now, as I know
that there are a couple of other people working on similar ones. I
don't want to give the "competition" too much information! Suffice
it to say that it is an on-going project that I have been working on
for 4 years, and it has the blessings of the National Forest
Service. (Although it is not ENDORSED by the NFS. It is an
independent project.) If all goes well, I will finish it by
Christmas of next year.
As for the logistics of the hike, I will be heading south to north to
maintain continuity with previous work. I will be using a mule-
packer to carry in supplies in the Rae Lakes region, and will
resupply again at VVR and Red's Meadow. I hike about 9-10 miles a
day, so that I can take a LOT of pictures. (Nearly 3,000 last
summer!) This slow pace is why I take 28-29 days for the trip. I
would like to start hiking in mid-July, but the dates are flexible.
Of course, we will need to put in for the permits by early February.
If you have any specific questions, please contact me off-list and
I'll supply a phone number. You can see some of my other adventures