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  • Tom Hill
    Sprain your ankle on Whitney. ... __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 30, 2002
      Sprain your ankle on Whitney.
      --- richey35@... wrote:
      > Hi. I'll be hiking the last section of the JMT solo
      > from South Lake over the
      > Bishop Pass starting 7/21. Unfortunately I waited
      > too long to get a permit
      > so I'll be starting a week earlier than I had
      > planned. So more bugs and
      > perhaps more involved stream crossings. The worst
      > part of the permit deal,
      > though, is that there are no exit slots to hike out
      > to Whitney Portal, so
      > after climbing Whitney I have to exit over
      > Cottonwood Pass to Horseshoe
      > Meadows. This will mean 115 miles without resupply,
      > which is tough for a
      > committed ounce weenie like me. Does anybody have
      > any ideas for resupply
      > over Kearsarge Pass and transportation between
      > Horseshoe Meadows and South
      > Lake. For resupply I was thinking of taking one day
      > to go to Onion Valley
      > and back. Question is: where could I leave my
      > resupply? Are there any bear
      > boxes at the road end at Onion VValley? I''m
      > thinking of leaving my car at
      > Horseshoe and arranging a shuttle from Kounty
      > Korners or Randy's Ride. Any
      > recommendations for either of these problems?
      > Thanks, Bob Richey
      > In a message dated 6/27/02 8:45:45 PM Pacific
      > Daylight Time,
      > snownymph@... writes:
      > << We did the JMT last fall in 30 days, and
      > resupplied at Tuolumne,
      > Reds Meadow, Muir Ranch and Charlotte Lake. We
      > dropped small
      > packages off at the first 2 on the way in, and
      > mailed a bucket to
      > Muir Ranch (~$45 + s/h). A friend hiked in to Muir
      > Ranch with our
      > fuel, and took out some clothes. Some internet
      > friends brought in
      > the last cache to Charlotte Lake. We were climbing
      > Split Mtn on
      > 9/11 and didn't hear about it til 3 days later.
      > Our friends still
      > made the trip, and even brought newspapers to show
      > us what was going
      > on! >>
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