Re: Missed JMT at three places
- Does anyone else find next the meadow area (immediately beside the trail) that's above the Crater Meadow area particularly interesting because of the water source that flows off in two opposite directions there? It was subtle where the direction changes. I'm not sure why that's so fascinating to me. It just is.
#3 I did the same thing (or a very similar thing) at a stream crossing on the Rae Lakes loop in July of last year. The little path off to the right is obvious and occurs right at the stream. I think my eye noticed it before noticing a bit of path--maybe 20 or 30 feet away--winding around the rock on the other side of the stream. It's a short path to the right that simply ended in a (probably inappropriately located) camp site.
--- In email@example.com, "John" <johndittli@...> wrote:
> The Reds area is confusing with a myriad of trails. I'm not sure where
> you were, but there is a chance you weren't "lost" but actually on the
> JMT. The "Red Cones" trail is the JMT, but most people actually follow
> the PCT SoBo out of Reds (lower trail). The JMT is incorrectly marked on
> the 7.5' maps. Older maps have the historic alignment. Great view from
> up on the north Cone. The trails come together again SoBo in the Crater
> Meadows area.
> JDWalk the Sky: Following the John Muir Trailsee book here
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "krishna9012" wrote:
> > I always prided my self on my trail finding abilities. Still I missed
> JMT at the following three different spots in July/ Aug time when there
> was no snow in those areas. I had to do some circles around till I
> found the trail again.
> > 1. Coming south from Reds Meadow, JMT turns south and the well
> defined Red cones trail goes north. The trail and the sign are hidden
> behind bushes and I ended up going north to the red cones till some one
> pointed out that JMT is going south. Well it was worth the view though!
> > 2. After Muir Pass, camped at a single site overlooking the Helen
> lake and next day I thought I was following a well defined trail, till I
> ended up on boulders with the south fork of the Kings river (which is
> still a cascading stream) cataracts. Then suddenly saw the trail on the
> east side of the stream. So again have to scramble on boulders, cross
> stream and reach the JMT.
> > 3. About an hour after the Woods ck bridge, the trail reached a
> stream and from there, there were several trails, one going along the
> stream and one going to a packer's camp site. It was getting dark, so
> camped at the comfortable packer's camp with fire ring. Next morning, I
> crossed the stream and found the trail behind a huge boulder and
> continued towards Baxter pass junction
> > Wondering whether this is common to the first time JMT'rs or just a
> blow to my ego :)