[John Muir Trail] Re: Red's Meadow Shuttle Bus
- Thanks for the clarification. I assumed correctly what you had in mind. To answer your original question of if she would have time to catch the YARTS at the Main Mammoth Lodge after getting a ride UP out of the valley on the Reds Meadow/Devils Postpile Shuttle where Reds Meadow Backpackers campground is...is probably no. I would have her go into Mammoth Lakes the night before and catch YARTS at one of the stops it makes in Mammoth Lakes before heading on to Yosemite, ( Shiloh Inn/McDonalds ).
FWIW, If your friend does stay at the Main Mammoth Lodge that night, it is a bit expensive, but a great place to stay. As an added benefit , ( at least with the manager I got a couple years ago ), if you are staying there they will hold a re-supply package for you as well.
--- In email@example.com, "mizcottonball" <mizcottonball@...> wrote:
> Thanks to all for the info.
> If there's any confusion, the initial plan is night 1 - sleep at Red's Meadow Campground and then morning of day 2 - take shuttle bus down from Red's Meadow to Mammoth and then YARTS back to Yosemite Valley. However, as I suspected and as most of you confirmed, the connection between the first Red's Meadow shuttle and the 8 am YARTS bus is too tight.
> I think that the best bet will for me to just send my hiking partner down on the shuttle as soon as we get to Red's Meadow. He'll then spend the night at the Mammoth Mountain Inn and catch the 8 am YARTS bus the next day. This is assuming, of course, that we get to Red's Meadow in time for the last shuttle down. Ugh...so many if's!