[John Muir Trail] Re: Thru-hikes are expensive
- I suspect for most of us not living in California, the greatest expense is getting there.
Air fares, parking, buses/trains, etc. all mount up, which is why this tends to be a once in a life time trip.
And it doesn't help that the cost of such items as renting the bearikade and stashing resupplies at the JMT ranch are considerable. And yes I know everyone has to make a living, I'm just saying.
And when I leave my house, my wife still has the A/C and lights on so we still pay for utilities and such.
It's a little amusing when some say it's just a few hundred dollars to hike the trail.