Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: Want to go to JMT for a long weekend. Any great 4-day loops?
- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 email@example.com, Sim Ong <song95139@...> wrote:
>> Hi, I like to check out the hot springs. Do you have the coordinates?
>> From: hmdsierra <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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