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Will anyone else be in Reno 8/13/13?

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  • chrislanders421
    I m flying into Reno on 8/13/13 @ 1pm & I m looking to share a ride to either Lee Vining or Mammoth Lakes. Or could anyone give me the best option to catch a
    Message 1 of 13 , Mar 2, 2013
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      I'm flying into Reno on 8/13/13 @ 1pm & I'm looking to share a ride to either Lee Vining or Mammoth Lakes. Or could anyone give me the best option to catch a ride down near the time my plane lands? I'm hiking out from Glacier Point on 8/16 so I'm somewhat flexible. Thanks
    • LEBRUN
      You can take the CREST bus from the Reno Airport to Lee Vining (stay the night). Next morning catch the YARTS bus from Lee Vining to Yosemite. Bruce On Sat,
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        You can take the CREST bus from the Reno Airport to Lee Vining (stay the night). Next morning catch the YARTS bus from Lee Vining to Yosemite.

        Bruce

        On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM, chrislanders421 <chrislanders421@...> wrote:
         

        I'm flying into Reno on 8/13/13 @ 1pm & I'm looking to share a ride to either Lee Vining or Mammoth Lakes. Or could anyone give me the best option to catch a ride down near the time my plane lands? I'm hiking out from Glacier Point on 8/16 so I'm somewhat flexible. Thanks


      • wcgornto
        The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority bus leaves the Reno airport at 1:50, stops at Lee Vining at 4:50 and at Mammoth Lakes at 5:20. It runs M, T, TH and F, so
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          The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority bus leaves the Reno airport at 1:50, stops at Lee Vining at 4:50 and at Mammoth Lakes at 5:20. It runs M, T, TH and F, so it should work for you as long as your flight is on time. If you miss it, you would have to wait until Thursday or arrange other transit.

          --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "chrislanders421" <chrislanders421@...> wrote:
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          > I'm flying into Reno on 8/13/13 @ 1pm & I'm looking to share a ride to either Lee Vining or Mammoth Lakes. Or could anyone give me the best option to catch a ride down near the time my plane lands? I'm hiking out from Glacier Point on 8/16 so I'm somewhat flexible. Thanks
          >
        • chrislanders421
          ... Thanks! Hopefully my plane will be on time. If not, how easy is it to hitch hike from Reno to Mammoth Lakes?
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            --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "wcgornto" <wcgornto@...> wrote:
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            > The Eastern Sierra Transit Authority bus leaves the Reno airport at 1:50, stops at Lee Vining at 4:50 and at Mammoth Lakes at 5:20. It runs M, T, TH and F, so it should work for you as long as your flight is on time. If you miss it, you would have to wait until Thursday or arrange other transit.
            >
            > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "chrislanders421" <chrislanders421@> wrote:
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            > > I'm flying into Reno on 8/13/13 @ 1pm & I'm looking to share a ride to either Lee Vining or Mammoth Lakes. Or could anyone give me the best option to catch a ride down near the time my plane lands? I'm hiking out from Glacier Point on 8/16 so I'm somewhat flexible. Thanks
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            >
            Thanks! Hopefully my plane will be on time. If not, how easy is it to hitch hike from Reno to Mammoth Lakes?
          • Roleigh Martin
            http://goo.gl/maps/F9Y5z shows what s involved from getting to Lee Vining CA from Reno Airport. It s a straight 142 miles on Hwy 395 once you get to Hwy 395,
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              http://goo.gl/maps/F9Y5z

              shows what's involved from getting to Lee Vining CA from Reno Airport.  It's a straight 142 miles on Hwy 395 once you get to Hwy 395, which is 8 miles from the airport.  You could take a cab to drop you off at Hwy 395, and hitchhike from there.

              I recommend people who hitchhike (and I've done it 3-4 times in the last 10 years on hwy 395), that you make up a custom sign that says "HIKER TO YOSE (LEE VINING CA), WILL PAY GAS" -- will help you get a ride quicker.  We did this leaving Lone Pine to LA ("HIKER TO ANY LA METRO TRAIN STN--WILL PAY GAS") and another time ("HIKER TO LONE PINE--WILL PAY GAS") got us a ride quick and the driver refused to accept any money in both cases (different drivers, different years).
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              On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 9:57 AM, chrislanders421 <chrislanders421@...> wrote:
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              Thanks! Hopefully my plane will be on time. If not, how easy is it to hitch hike from Reno to Mammoth Lakes?


            • wcgornto
              This is my strategy for getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport following my JMT hike this year, as I have no intention of taking a 6:15 AM bus and then
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                This is my strategy for getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport following my JMT hike this year, as I have no intention of taking a 6:15 AM bus and then wandering around Mammoth all day with my pack in tow waiting for my 5:30 PM flight.



                --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
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                > I recommend people who hitchhike (and I've done it 3-4 times in the last 10
                > years on hwy 395), that you make up a custom sign that says "HIKER TO YOSE
                > (LEE VINING CA), WILL PAY GAS" -- will help you get a ride quicker. We did
                > this leaving Lone Pine to LA ("HIKER TO ANY LA METRO TRAIN STN--WILL PAY
                > GAS") and another time ("HIKER TO LONE PINE--WILL PAY GAS") got us a ride
                > quick and the driver refused to accept any money in both cases (different
                > drivers, different years).
              • Roleigh Martin
                What we did one year was go to Reno, check into a casino hotel (inexpensive), enjoy the buffet, saw a movie, slept, and took the plane the next morning. It
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                  What we did one year was go to Reno, check into a casino hotel (inexpensive), enjoy the buffet, saw a movie, slept, and took the plane the next morning.  It was fun.  If you're not in a hurry to leave from Reno, that is one option.
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                  On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM, wcgornto <wcgornto@...> wrote:
                   

                  This is my strategy for getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport following my JMT hike this year, as I have no intention of taking a 6:15 AM bus and then wandering around Mammoth all day with my pack in tow waiting for my 5:30 PM flight.



                  --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Roleigh Martin wrote:
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                  > I recommend people who hitchhike (and I've done it 3-4 times in the last 10
                  > years on hwy 395), that you make up a custom sign that says "HIKER TO YOSE
                  > (LEE VINING CA), WILL PAY GAS" -- will help you get a ride quicker. We did
                  > this leaving Lone Pine to LA ("HIKER TO ANY LA METRO TRAIN STN--WILL PAY
                  > GAS") and another time ("HIKER TO LONE PINE--WILL PAY GAS") got us a ride
                  > quick and the driver refused to accept any money in both cases (different
                  > drivers, different years).


                • ravi_jmt2013
                  I ve been sketching out the same plan to fly out of Mammoth and wondered what I would do all day after arriving on the early bus from Lone Pine since the daily
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                    I've been sketching out the same plan to fly out of Mammoth and wondered what I would do all day after arriving on the early bus from Lone Pine since the daily flight to LA is late afternoon. But I was afraid of relying on hitching to make a flight on time. The idea of a sign advertising payment for gas is a very good one. Around 100 miles at 20mpg is only about $20 (Ok, maybe $25 by Sept the way gas prices are rising...).


                    --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "wcgornto" <wcgornto@...> wrote:
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                    > This is my strategy for getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport following my JMT hike this year, as I have no intention of taking a 6:15 AM bus and then wandering around Mammoth all day with my pack in tow waiting for my 5:30 PM flight.
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                  • Roleigh Martin
                    If I had to catch a plane on time that afternoon, I d take no chances and take the bus. Read a book at the airport or bring your Ipod Nano and have a good
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                      If I had to catch a plane on time that afternoon, I'd take no chances and take the bus.  Read a book at the airport or bring your Ipod Nano and have a good audiobook in it to listen (I have 30 audiobooks in my Ipod Nano plus about 20 albums of music).  32 hours charge on one full charge.  The amount of time I listen to my Ipod though is limited to just classical music on some long level days of hiking, if I am doing ascents or descents, I can't concentrate on anything but the next step and even music interferes with it.  I could easily go the entire JMT with just two recharges of the Ipod Nano, and limit charging to just resupply points (eg, Red's or MTR).  
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                      On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM, ravi_jmt2013 <ravi@...> wrote:
                       

                      I've been sketching out the same plan to fly out of Mammoth and wondered what I would do all day after arriving on the early bus from Lone Pine since the daily flight to LA is late afternoon. But I was afraid of relying on hitching to make a flight on time. The idea of a sign advertising payment for gas is a very good one. Around 100 miles at 20mpg is only about $20 (Ok, maybe $25 by Sept the way gas prices are rising...).


                      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "wcgornto" wrote:
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                      > This is my strategy for getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport following my JMT hike this year, as I have no intention of taking a 6:15 AM bus and then wandering around Mammoth all day with my pack in tow waiting for my 5:30 PM flight.
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                    • Adam .
                      I booked a flight out of Reno at like 3 pm. I caught the 6:15 am bus from Lone Pine and arrived in Reno airport exactly at noon, about 15 mins ahead of
                      Message 10 of 13 , Mar 3, 2013
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                        I booked a flight out of Reno at like 3 pm. I caught the 6:15 am bus from Lone Pine and arrived in Reno airport exactly at noon, about 15 mins ahead of schedule. It was fun to just watch the scenery go by on the other side of the mountains. Almost everyone on the bus was JMTers, and everyone was talking about their trip. I heard some great stories. Grabbed a bite to eat at the airport and caught my plane with no issues. The only hitch I had was paying for the bus fare. The prices had gone up by something like three dollars from what was advertised on the ESTA website, and they wanted exact change. I was short a dollar; fortunately, a kind soul gave me a dollar. Waking up in time wasn't an issue since I was getting up around 6:15 am anyhow while on the trail. A few places in Lone Pine are open early enough for breakfast, find them and you can grab a bite to eat before you go.

                        A

                        On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 12:13 PM, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
                         

                        If I had to catch a plane on time that afternoon, I'd take no chances and take the bus.  Read a book at the airport or bring your Ipod Nano and have a good audiobook in it to listen (I have 30 audiobooks in my Ipod Nano plus about 20 albums of music).  32 hours charge on one full charge.  The amount of time I listen to my Ipod though is limited to just classical music on some long level days of hiking, if I am doing ascents or descents, I can't concentrate on anything but the next step and even music interferes with it.  I could easily go the entire JMT with just two recharges of the Ipod Nano, and limit charging to just resupply points (eg, Red's or MTR).  


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                        On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM, ravi_jmt2013 <ravi@...> wrote:
                         

                        I've been sketching out the same plan to fly out of Mammoth and wondered what I would do all day after arriving on the early bus from Lone Pine since the daily flight to LA is late afternoon. But I was afraid of relying on hitching to make a flight on time. The idea of a sign advertising payment for gas is a very good one. Around 100 miles at 20mpg is only about $20 (Ok, maybe $25 by Sept the way gas prices are rising...).


                        --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "wcgornto" wrote:
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                        > This is my strategy for getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport following my JMT hike this year, as I have no intention of taking a 6:15 AM bus and then wandering around Mammoth all day with my pack in tow waiting for my 5:30 PM flight.
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                      • Roleigh Martin
                        There is an all night gas station 1.5 blocks from the bus station (you have to walk by it from the Dow Villa before getting to the bus stop too) that has
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                          There is an all night gas station 1.5 blocks from the bus station (you have to walk by it from the Dow Villa before getting to the bus stop too) that has breakfast items which most of the JMTers used the day I too took the bus to Reno (but we stayed overnight before flying out the next morning).  We did get there exactly at noon too.

                          I met Vege-matic (she's on this group) at the gas station, the bus stop, and we talked on the way to Reno.  The bus was full of mostly JMT hikers.  It's a fun ride with lots of good stories to pick up, and a way to meet more friends.
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                        • hank1980@pacbell.net
                          I also did something similar that worked really well. Took the 6:15am bus out of Lone Pine. Had a lot of fun comparing notes with the other JMTers. Make sure
                          Message 12 of 13 , Mar 3, 2013
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                            I also did something similar that worked really well. Took the 6:15am bus out of Lone Pine. Had a lot of fun comparing notes with the other JMTers. Make sure you have exact change.($59) Got off at the Reno airport around noon. Walked thru the airport to the doors that lead out of baggage claim and picked up one of the FREE shuttles to the downtown casinos (Silver Legacy, El Dorado, Circus Circus, Harrah's) Midweek hotel rates are cheap ($49 to $69 a nite) The Amtrack station is right next door to Harrah's (less than a minutes hike). Bought a one way ticket to the Oakland Amtrack station (8am departure next day). Strolled back to Harrah's where I pigged out at their Hash a go go restaurant (hugh servings, if your over 55 ask for their 1/2 serving menu). After which I bellied up to the bar ordered a cold one and looked at pictures of a mighty fine JMT hike.(remember to stick a 20 dollar bill in the video poker machine and all your drinks are on the house). Topped off the evening with a well deserved trip to the buffet. In morning with Amtrack ticket in hand strolled next door to the station and off to Oakland by 8:15am, soon napping happily, dreaming of peaks and passes.

                            --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
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                            > What we did one year was go to Reno, check into a casino hotel
                            > (inexpensive), enjoy the buffet, saw a movie, slept, and took the plane the
                            > next morning. It was fun. If you're not in a hurry to leave from Reno,
                            > that is one option.
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                            > On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM, wcgornto <wcgornto@...> wrote:
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                            > > This is my strategy for getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport
                            > > following my JMT hike this year, as I have no intention of taking a 6:15 AM
                            > > bus and then wandering around Mammoth all day with my pack in tow waiting
                            > > for my 5:30 PM flight.
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Roleigh Martin wrote:
                            > > >
                            > > >
                            > > > I recommend people who hitchhike (and I've done it 3-4 times in the last
                            > > 10
                            > > > years on hwy 395), that you make up a custom sign that says "HIKER TO
                            > > YOSE
                            > > > (LEE VINING CA), WILL PAY GAS" -- will help you get a ride quicker. We
                            > > did
                            > > > this leaving Lone Pine to LA ("HIKER TO ANY LA METRO TRAIN STN--WILL PAY
                            > > > GAS") and another time ("HIKER TO LONE PINE--WILL PAY GAS") got us a ride
                            > > > quick and the driver refused to accept any money in both cases (different
                            > > > drivers, different years).
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                            > >
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                          • Dale Stuart
                            I got into Lone Pine early and took the 5PM bus to  Bishop, with a connection to Mammoth lakes.  Spent the night in Mammoth and did all my cleanup work and
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                              I got into Lone Pine early and took the 5PM bus to  Bishop, with a connection to Mammoth lakes.  Spent the night in Mammoth and did all my cleanup work and resting before the PM flight to LA and home.
                               
                              -Dale 


                              From: ravi_jmt2013 <ravi@...>
                              To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
                              Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:07 AM
                              Subject: [John Muir Trail] Re: Will anyone else be in Reno 8/13/13?

                               
                              I've been sketching out the same plan to fly out of Mammoth and wondered what I would do all day after arriving on the early bus from Lone Pine since the daily flight to LA is late afternoon. But I was afraid of relying on hitching to make a flight on time. The idea of a sign advertising payment for gas is a very good one. Around 100 miles at 20mpg is only about $20 (Ok, maybe $25 by Sept the way gas prices are rising...).

                              --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "wcgornto" wrote:
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                              > This is my strategy for getting from Lone Pine to Mammoth Airport following my JMT hike this year, as I have no intention of taking a 6:15 AM bus and then wandering around Mammoth all day with my pack in tow waiting for my 5:30 PM flight.
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