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  • Day 6 is now up: http://socalhiker.net/2013/08/thru-hiking-the-jmt-thousand-island-lake-to-reds-meadow/ Covers the segment from Thousand Island Lake to Red's Meadow.
    Jeff Hester Aug 1, 2013
  • Thanks, Barbara. Days 1 through 5 are now up. Here's Day 5: http://socalhiker.net/2013/07/thru-hiking-the-jmt-lyell-canyon-to-thousand-island-lake/ And let me know when and where and we will hike! Are you located in the LA area? Jeff
    Jeff Hester Aug 1, 2013
  • ...was a great source of information when we were researching back in 2009, and I thought I'd give back to the community. Cheers, Jeff Hester SoCalHiker.net
    Jeff Hester Jul 30, 2013
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  • When I last hiked the JMT, oatmeal was my favorite breakfast. I added a scoop of whey protein and prepacked in snack-size ziploc bags. That helps a bit. Also, we ate tuna (the foil pouches) or jerky at lunch (bumping the protein again). Most people run a caloric-deficit from day-to-day on the trail, then gorge when they can (Reds Meadow, etc.). Other than that, looks like a good...
    Jeff Hester Jul 24, 2013
  • Check out Evernote. This is free to use, with some extra features you can optionally pay for. There are versions for iOS, OS X and Windows (maybe more). I opted for the annual subscription, which lets me sync my Evernote "notebooks" across all devices. They have a great "clipper" app for Chrome that I use daily, and it makes it really easy to add things to say, a JMT notebook. You...
    Jeff Hester May 31, 2013
  • I drove my Xterra up there in 2010, parked and hitched a ride back down into Lone Pine where we spent the night (the three others with me waited down there to make the hitch easier). There's no problem parking for three weeks (my Xterra was there for 23 days). I was a little nervous about leaving it there... but then I figured, that's what insurance is for. Fortunately, there were...
    Jeff Hester May 31, 2013
  • This is awesome, Jason! Although I got a sneak peek at the MMAAH, Joan and I are going to be there for the 5pm screening. We are meeting three other couples -- all avid hikers. Can't wait! My review: http://socalhiker.net/2013/05/movie-review-mile-mile-and-a-half-hits-a-home-run-on-the-jmt/
    Jeff Hester May 31, 2013
  • I did a similar plan, with one key modification. Parked at Portal, hitched into Lone Pine, spent a night, shuttled up to Yosemite. Instead of starting immediately, we spent one night at the backpacker's camp, and picked up our permit at 7am the next morning. That might give you some additional flexibility.
    Jeff Hester Mar 27, 2013
  • This spreadsheet has a ton of detail. I would say that the figures are in the ballpark. I went through a similar (though less detailed) effort for my itinerary (http://socalhiker.net/2010/02/itinerary-for-the-john-muir-trail/) and came up with ~46,700 cumulative gain. We added Half Dome (planned) and Cloud's Rest (unplanned) for some extra vertical not reflected in that itinerary.
    Jeff Hester Mar 27, 2013
  • > Unfortunately there is a Trail Crest/Whitney quota and most days for July and August are usually full by now... This may not apply to section hikers, but my understanding is that if you were hiking SOBO from Yosemite, you only needed the permit from your point of entry -- it was good all the way through to Whitney and out Whitney Portal (no additional pass req'd). Is this still...
    Jeff Hester Mar 27, 2013