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  • Apple Changed Airplane Mode to Allow GPS Check out our latest blog post on using Airplane Mode with Gaia GPS on iOS (8.3+). Apple recently changed Airplane Mode to allow the GPS to function, providing a new way to save battery life in Gaia GPS. You may also like to read this article about using Gaia GPS for backpacking , and conserving battery life. This is a very popular piece...
    Barbara Karagosian 2:36 PM
  • A good resource for current Whitney conditions is http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ and http://www.whitneyportalstore.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=1&page=1 On Jun 4, 2015, at 10:15 AM, George Schlossnagle george@^$1 [johnmuirtrail] < johnmuirtrail@^$2 > wrote: Thanks, this is great. I’m leaving on a NOBO on June 16th and still seriously debating crampons (mainly for...
    Barbara Karagosian Jun 4
  • The store at MTR does not carry food at all, but has loads of hiker barrels where people leave what they don’t want and there’s often a lot of food in these, but no knowing what in advance. often lots of oatmeal and trail mix! Maybe tortillas. Unlikely to find bread or cheese. Reds and VVR have a good supply though it might dwindle depending on day trippers (Reds) and when...
    Barbara Karagosian May 15
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  • If anyone is interested in getting a Whitney overnight permit (entering at Whitney Portal), there are LOADS available right now on line at recreation.gov . A bunch were released yesterday when lottery winners didn’t confirm their choices. Huge availability! Good luck. Barbara
    Barbara Karagosian May 2
  • ...along Lyell Canyon before you can camp, so you might need to camp at Tuolumne (backpackers camp) if you get that far that day. Barbara On Apr 29, 2015, at 9:40 AM, Roleigh Martin roleigh@^$1 [johnmuirtrail] < johnmuirtrail@^$2 > wrote: Are you starting before July...
    Barbara Karagosian Apr 29
  • I've been from Sunrise to Vogelsang via Merced HSC in 2 days. Going the opposite way is much more downhill, so easier. On Apr 26, 2015, at 12:40 PM, byron.nevins@^$1 [johnmuirtrail] < johnmuirtrail@^$2 > wrote: Hi all, I'm skipping the Tuolumne chunk of the JMT. I'm staying at Vogelsang HSC in August for 1 night. The next night I'll be in Sunrise HSC. It's a 20 mile or so pull but...
    Barbara Karagosian Apr 26
  • Roleigh, you wrote that you're thinking of substituting a 100 wt fleece and a down jacket for your previous UL down jacket. Would you be bringing a fleece and a down jacket then? On Apr 2, 2015, at 8:26 AM, Roleigh Martin roleigh@^$1 [johnmuirtrail] < johnmuirtrail@^$2 > wrote: "am tempted to substitute for the ultralight hoodless down jacket going with a 100 weight fleece jacket...
    Barbara Karagosian Apr 2
  • My 5 foot daughter uses a ULA Catalyst or Circuit small. But it depends on your torso length, not your height! See their site on how to measure for a pack. On Mar 20, 2015, at 1:23 PM, clairefburks@^$1 [johnmuirtrail] < johnmuirtrail@^$2 > wrote: What would be a good pack for a 5 foot woman?? Sent from Windows Mail From: mkjansen@^$3 [johnmuirtrail] Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎March...
    Barbara Karagosian Mar 20
  • Lodgings I like are the cabins with bathrooms at Curry Camp in Yosemite valley, also the "motel" there. Otherwise Yosemite lodge. Or a heated tent cabin but outside bathroom and shower and no food in the cabins. Some of them and heated. Book through DNC or go to the Yosemite website and theres a link to book. There's always been water in Nevada falls but Yosemite falls dries up...
    Barbara Karagosian Mar 10
  • It's just a baby brouhaha instead of the whole 9 yards... On Mar 5, 2015, at 10:07 PM, rentageek@^$1 [johnmuirtrail] < johnmuirtrail@^$2 > wrote: I stand corrected; I simply took it for granted that TM had the same reservation system as the whole Yosemite JMT brouhaha.. I evidently does not. Tuolumne Meadows Campground - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National Park Service) Tuolumne...
    Barbara Karagosian Mar 5