Re: thru-hike questions
- I've been looking at flight/train schedules today and I think the
following will work out.
Austin, Tx -> Fresno, stay overnight
Fresno ->Merced early AM train
Merced -> YV via YARTS
Lone Pine ->Bishop via Inyo Mono Transit bus
Bishop -> Reno via CREST
Reno -> Austin
--- In email@example.com, "dive_hike" <dive_hike@y...> wrote:
> Eric, I mostly agree with Patrick's advice, but maybe I can add a
> little ...
> 1. Several of the streams have loose rocky bottoms and flip-flops
> are useless. Going barefoot is possible (I've done it), but you can
> easily cut your foot.
> 2. I suggest calling Amtrak 1-800-872-7245 and finding out their
> schedule from Fresno, San Jose, Sacramento and match that with the
> possible flights. If you can get to Merced (via train), then you
> can take the YARTS to Yosemite.
> When you finish at Whitney Portal, I suggest hitching a ride to Lone
> Pine and then to Mammoth. You can catch the YARTS in Mammoth and
> take it all the way back to Merced (then get on AMTRAK back to your
> airport). If anyone knows a better way to get back, I'd like to
> know about it!
> 5. I think this is the number for the Curry Village Mountain Shop
> Have a great trip.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "eric_s_bloom" <ebloom@i...>
> > I am planning to hike the JMT north to south in late
> > July-early August and had some questions I hoped to
> > find answers for here on the list.
> > 1. Are flip-flops sufficient for stream crossings?
> > I usually carry a pair camp shoes, but would like
> > to use them in place of my boots for any places
> > I might saturate my boots.
> > 2. What seems to be the best way to get to the trail?
> > I have read alot online and in a couple guidebooks about
> > this, but can't decide whether to fly into reno, LAX,
> > or SF. Any opinions?
> > 3. Is the ground generally soft enough to use titanium
> > tent stakes, or should I bring a set that is more rugged?
> > (MSR Ground Hogs)
> > 4. From what I have read, water seems to be available
> > along the trail so that I don't need to carry more than
> > 2 liters at a time. Is this generally the case?
> > 5. Since I am flying in, I can't bring fuel for my alcohol
> > stove. Is this available at the Yosemite trailhead?
> > 6. Does anyone have advice on flying with my pack?
> > My current plan is to put my pack in a duffel bag and check it.
> > When I get there, I planned to leave the duffel bag in a
> > locker at the airport.
> > Thanks for the help,
> > Eric