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Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Want to go to JMT for a long weekend. Any great 4-day loops?

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  • John Ladd
    As you go on the trail near Ida Bell, a side trail, not the JMT, there will be water running across the trail. If it is warm, it comes from the hot springs.
    Message 1 of 14 , May 23, 2010
      As you go on the trail near Ida Bell, a side trail, not the JMT, there
      will be water running across the trail. If it is warm, it comes from
      the hot springs. Follow the warm water uphill

      On 5/19/10, hmdsierra <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      > No coordinates. If you follow down Fish Ck it is a mile or two above Island
      > Crossing. You can't miss them. Ida Bell Hot Springs.
      >
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Sim Ong <song95139@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Hi, I like to check out the hot springs. Do you have the coordinates?
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>
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      >> From: hmdsierra <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      >> To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
      >> Sent: Sat, May 15, 2010 12:10:25 AM
      >> Subject: [John Muir Trail] Re: Want to go to JMT for a long weekend. Any
      >> great 4-day loops?
      >>
      >>
      >> My Son and I took a week to do this one but we fished three of them.
      >> Started at Red's Mdw and followed JMT. We had intended to go to Tully
      >> Hole and follow Fish Ck but went down from Purple Lake to save the climb
      >> up to Virginia Lk. Followed it down to Island Crossing and back to Red's.
      >> No alpine lakes but there are hot springs. And great views down into
      >> Cascade Valley.
      >>
      >> --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Balla <hikingjmt@> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > Hey all! It's been a while...
      >> >
      >> > Now that summer is coming along, I'm looking to plan a short hike that
      >> > touches the JMT, but can't quite figure out where I should head. In the
      >> > past, I've done the top third of the JMT and also did the Rae Lakes Loop
      >> > with a group of friends. Needless to say, they were both unforgettable
      >> > trips.
      >> >
      >> > Now I'm looking to plan a long weekend trip to a section of the JMT and
      >> > can use your help to figure out where to go. Hopefully I can explain
      >> > what I'm looking for and get some great suggestions from you all.
      >> >
      >> > We'll have 4 days and 3 nights to hike / camp. Preferably it'd be a
      >> > loop (not out and back), and would have some nice alpine lakes / scenery
      >> > along the way. Are there any 25-30 mile loops out there that we can
      >> > tackle that touch the JMT at a certain point? I know 25-30 miles
      >> > doesn't sound like a very long hike, but I'm looking for something
      >> > slower paced since I'll be taking my girlfriend along (first time!) and
      >> > don't want to overwhelm her.
      >> >
      >> > Also if the trail doesn't touch the JMT, it's okay, but hopefully the
      >> > scenery will rival that of the JMT =) I've heard great things about
      >> > the North Lake-South Lake loop from people on the trail, but am afraid
      >> > that may be too long for us.
      >> >
      >> > Any great suggestions you all can offer? I'm looking to do the hike in
      >> > September, but would like to secure permits once they're available so I
      >> > don't have to worry about it once the date approaches.
      >> >
      >> > Thanks all!
      >> > Kevin
      >> >
      >>
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