Re: Section hiking the JMT
How many miles are you planning on hiking?
There was a discussion last year (see posts 533-537) of possible JMT
sections of 100 to 125 miles.
A possible shorter hike would be from Yosemite Valley to Red's
Meadows (just under 60 miles). Although this is the most populated
section of the JMT (both people and bears), the logistics are easy.
There is a shuttle bus from Red's (or the Postpile) to Mammoth ($8
per adult). And then you can take the YARTS back to Yosemite
Valley. Here is the YARTS site: http://www.yarts.com/schedule.html
You can even "resupply" by leaving some of your food in a bear
locker at Tuolumne! I did this in '98 and it made the climb out of
the Valley a few pounds lighter.
This hike is just under 60 miles and passes some incredibly
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Kathy <wingding@e...>"
> Yes, I'd like to know which sections you liked best. I'd like togo
> in on the same side that I come out unless I start in Yosemite and
> take the shuttle bus from the Mammoth area.
- If you are looking for a shorter hike starting and ending on the West
side, you might consider a loop starting a Edison lake and ending an
Florence Lake. I have always had good luck catching a ride between
this two lakes. Marie Lakes is a very nice lake basin. There is a
seasonal ferry across both Edison and Florence lakes.
On the East side you should consider Duck Pass to Bishop pass. This
is a longer trip but covers lots of beautiful including Muir Pass.
The trailheads are easily accessible.
Let me know if you would like more info.