Re: Getting to and from the trail
Yes, I know you can get Greyhound from Sacramento and I seem to
recall on the other end it was a local bus from Ridgecrest to Barstow
(?)and then Greyhound to Las Vegas - you just have to get the timing
down right on both ends. (I think the Crest site shows all the
possible connections - I think you can also go to LA from there).
That being said, you should also consider Reno as an alternative -
there is plenty of info out here on how to get from Reno (Crest Bus)
and then into Yosemite (Yarts) and from Lone Pine back to Reno
(Crest, again) and the overnights that this route will require.
Getting back to the Sacramento option (I am speaking off the top of
my head on this). Take the local bus from the airport to the
Greyhound station; Greyhound (I think there were 3 afternoon/evening
buses)to Merced (overnight there - Vagabond Inn was clean and cheap
and it's a short walk to the Yarts station); and Yarts to Yosemite.
Alternative is to overnight in Sacramento and take Amtrak which
connects in Merced to the Yarts Bus (Amtrak ticket includes Yarts
bus I think).
If you want more info or want to meet up - I work in Harrisburg,
send me email direct.
--- In email@example.com, "scottasinner"
> Thanks, Doug, but I'm not old enough to rent a car ( will only be
> 21). I don't suppose there's another bus available is there?
> > Scott,
> > I am just down the road in Lebanon. Last year when my wife and
> > out to hike the JMT we flew one-way into Sacramento. Rented a
> > way ($100) to Merced and the Yarts bus into the park. We left
> > Tuesday morning and were on the trail to Little Yosemite Valleyby
> > Wednesday noon. At the end, take the Yarts bus to Ridgecrestand a
> > way car rental ($50) from the Inyokern Airport to Las Vegas for
> > return flight to Harrisburg.
> > Doug