Re: [John Muir Trail] Digest Number 104
- I resupplied by mailing myself a package to Red's Meadow Resort, Vermillion Valley Resort and Muir Trail Ranch. You can find their web sites by doing a Google search. The new owner of Vermillion Valley Resort is great. I met him and several employees all of whom welcomed hikers.
thomas taylor <tgtaylor7@...> wrote:
>Water wont be a problem anywhere on the JMT that a
>couple of hours of hiking cant take care of. You'll
>find plenty of cool, clear, and sweet water all along
>the route that I only pack 1-liter at a time. As far
>as food resupply, if you head North to South, you can
>resupply at Tolumne Meadows at the 30-mile point. At
>Red Meadow (60-mile point)you can take the shuttle
>into Mammoth Lakes where you can find a full selection
>of outdoor supplies of every description or just pick
>up some basic provisions at the campground store
>(along with a HOT shower and a good meal at the
>restaurant. Lake Vermilion, at about the 90-mile
>point, is a popular stop over and rest among PCT
>trekkers and other long-distance hikers. For a fee,
>you can mail packages to yourself there to pick up.
>However I heard that the former owner Butch committed
>suicide and new people now own the resort so things
>may have changed. I hope not. It was a real popular
>stop over among long-distance hikers. South of Lake
>Vermilion and for a fee you can pick up packages
>mailed to you at Muir Ranch at about the 110-mile
>mark. After Muir Ranch you will have to get off the
>trail(figure 30 to 40-mile round-trip) to resupply OR
>Pick up enough supplies at the ranch to complete the
>For a guide, I recommend "Starr's Guide to the John
>Muir Trail and the High Sierra Region" published by
>the Sierra Club which the 12th Revised edition is the
>latest. This edition was published in 2 formats: A
>small format which fits conveniently in your hand and
>packs nicely in your pocket and a more recent and
>larger version which I find inconvenient to carry.
>Both have the same content-they just enlarged the
>dimensions and raised the price. I bought mine (the
>smaller format version) at a used bookstore for $3.50.
> Also helpful is "Guide to the John Muir Trail" by
>Thomas Winnett and Kathy Morey.
>Finally, the Pacific Crest Trail Association,
>www.pcta.org posts the latest trail conditions along
>the trail as reported by hikers. Keep in mind,
>though, that they start in the south and follow the
>snow line north, at least that's the plan. For me,
>that's a great time to be on the JMT as there is
>plenty of snow on the peaks (and in the passes too!)
>and they are a great group to run into. Plenty of
>can-do spirit if you know what I mean.
>Hope this helps.
>- Mark Goforth <goforthmark@...> wrote:
>> does the group have a file, or recommended text on
>> the trail?
>> drop-off and pick-up points, water, etc.?
>> Do you Yahoo!?
>> Yahoo! Tax Center - File online by April 15th
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