Lightweight from Happy Isles to Muir Trail Ranch
- On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 1:13 AM, sheehan1962 <sheehan1962@...> wrote:
> It's my first time on the trail and I'm hiking from Happy Isles to MuirSecond reply to the question- I'll address reducing weight for this
> Trail Ranch in August over 14 days or so, and I'm trying to cut my carrying
> weight from 60 lbs or so to under 30, not knowing if that's at all realistic
> for this trail. Any thoughts?
segment. The easiest and cheapest way to cut weight for this area is
to resupply often. For your 14 day itinerary you would never need to
carry more than 3 nights' worth of food. If you're going with a group
you should be able to get by with one bear can for every two people-
another big weight savings.
Happy Isles-Tuolumne. 3 days, 2 nights. Stay at Tuolumne backpacker
camp on night 3.
Tuolumne-Red's_Meadow. 4 days, 3 nights. Stay at Reds meadow on night 7.
Red's-VVR. 4 days, 3 nights. Stay at VVR on night 11.
VVR-MTR. 3 days, 2 nights. I presume you're hiking out to the
roadend on day 14.
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