Re: Suggestions for 9 or 10 days on JMT
- Last year I hiked the leg starting from Red's Meadow, resupplied at
VVR, then exited from Little Pete's over Bishop Pass to South Lake.
That was about 90 miles including the 12 to exit and was the best
hiking experience I've ever had. If I had to do it over again I
would start at Agnew Meadows and backtrack to Island Pass, a truly
magical spot for me. Then head south, resupply at VVR to get the
barbeque, shower, and beer, and go south past the Rae Lakes and exit
over the Kearsarge Pass to Onion Valley. Check the CREST bus
schedule carefully if you take that route. Although the southbound
bus goes all the way to Ridgecrest, I think the northbound run starts
at Bishop, so you'd have to get from Independence to Bishop somehow.
Truth is you can't miss no matter where you go on the JMT. Bob R
--- In johnmuirtrail@y..., "billbholt" <bholt@i...> wrote:
> I planning a 9 or 10 day solo trip on the JMT in mid-September. Any
> suggestions. I'm planning 10 to 15 miles per day but would like
> flexibility so the total mileage should probably be in the 100 to
> miles range.
> TIA - Bill