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  • Danielle, You could bring 2-3 phones, each with a different carrier, but that's about the only way to increase anything. Going south you'd have Reds Meadow ( but going into Mammoth would be key ) then some expensive and slow connectivity time at VVR and MTR, but otherwise, if you think or dream of sitting out in the backcountry, typing away, it really isn't going to happen. There...
    robert shattuck Apr 3
  • It's all about the west side for happy isles. It's also all about money and time and maybe if you'd rather spend time in San Francisco or Fresno, SF being the costlier of the two. Research flights as well, as you may be able to catch an early flight into Fresno, then make your way on the YARTs bus into the valley that day ( or maybe not) while flying into SF Is pretty much a...
    robert shattuck Mar 8
  • ...auto-correct in there, but hopefully you'll figure it out. Bob Sent from my iPhone On Mar 8, 2017, at 2:36 PM, robert shattuck bobolonius@^$1 [johnmuirtrail] < johnmuirtrail@^$2 > wrote: I won't confirm the exact mileage, but from GP it's basically all downhill to...
    robert shattuck Mar 8
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  • I won't confirm the exact mileage, but from GP it's basically all downhill to the job junction. Very easy, empty trail, then you'll hit the HD crowd and a good bit of cleaning climbing to get to the HD junction then the CR junction. Best advice, take your time, drink lots of water And definitely fill up once you hit LYV as there isn't anymore until you get up past HD junction. Bob...
    robert shattuck Mar 8
  • "Am I making sense?" Only if you want to go backwards. TM to Half Dome is probably about 18 miles and unless you're just in super-duper marathon running shape and want to do it as a day hike from TM before starting your south-bound JMT, well, go for it. Otherwise, if you look at a map, Half Dome as well as Clouds Rest are both north-ish of TM. Again, if you really want to do HD...
    robert shattuck Jan 30
  • If you have a lot of time, like one or two months then you can skip all the permit hassles; faxing, figuring out first , second, third choices and so on and just show up for a walk-up permit. Since you're not concerned that much with where you start, you'll just walk in and take what they've got on hand, at that time, or maybe you'll have to come back in the morning, but again...
    robert shattuck Jan 30
  • Joshua, Not much difference. Maybe a few more mosquitoes in July. If there's a lot of snow, it will be less trampled, the PCTers will have already come through. Water crossings will be a lot more fun in July. I'd pack an extra pair of socks, or two, if anything. Route finding will be fun. The first time I did it in July of 96, there was lots of snow and I totally went all over the...
    robert shattuck Jan 30
  • I was going to say, ask your son, but if the case is that he hasn't done a long trip like this and gone through a lot of calorie burning deficit and so on, something fatty might be just the ticket. Just don't bring in a bunch of chewy oat /grain type bars. Yuck. Payday bars are great----I never get tired of those. Bob Shattuck Sent from my iPhone On Jan 18, 2017, at 3:30 PM...
    robert shattuck Jan 18
  • Personally, while I've picked a few things up at MTR, nothing substantial, I've never resupplied there. It can be done at VVR with minor inconvenience, so if MTR is closed, just do VVR. Bob Shattuck Sent from my iPhone On Jan 18, 2017, at 4:27 PM, Phillip Edwards pastme7903@^$1 [johnmuirtrail] < johnmuirtrail@^$2 > wrote: What would be an alrernate resupply option if Muir Trail...
    robert shattuck Jan 18
  • Dan, I don't think this will help you in any way, at all but . . . I've done the trail numerous times, all north to south, all walk-ups, all without a hitch--never having filled out, or debated any of these forms, I'm not much help, but at the same time, maybe the one beer I had last night ( happy new years!) has me a little confused, because I can't really make sense of your...
    robert shattuck Jan 1