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VVR Water Taxi
As a recent VVR guest (7/17), I can confirm that they are doing pickups on the far side of the lake in the AM at 9, 10, and 11. The lakebed is very dry, and I'd say that the total mileage from ...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 31, 3:03pm

Saw Them
These two came running past my camp towards the end of my JMT SOBO. I have nothing else to add to this, just thought it was cool to run across them (no pun intended).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 30, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: MTR and VVR
^ Thanks for the info. Sounds like that will be what I do when I get there in two weeks. VVR gets pretty rave reviews, and I wouldn't mind having a brush with civilization/proper food before I ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
July 03, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Alternates.
If I can get Verizon, you have a deal.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lake Edison Ferry
July 03, 4:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Alternates.
I'll be there in 2 weeks and then I can try for cell reception and solve this for everyone once and for all. (Okay, probably not. I'll be too overcome by the prospect of real food and be...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lake Edison Ferry
July 03, 3:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Alternates.
For what it's worth, VVR posted the same picture to their Facebook page. (Or one that's basically identical.) Oddly, they didn't say anything about the status of the ferry on there when...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lake Edison Ferry
July 03, 3:20pm

Re: Re: MTR and VVR
Jennifer- "My friend and I took the switchbacks up out of VVR." I realize I'm replying to a decently old post at this point, but by this do you mean that you returned to the JMT...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » JMT food and resupply
July 03, 11:15am

Re: Re: Alternates.
Thanks for the heads-up....dropping a reply in there now to clarify what Jennifer was saying (although it sounds like she took the JMT instead of Bear Creek and was glad to have done so.) I need...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lake Edison Ferry
July 03, 11:05am

Alternates.
Well, my JMT hike just got some walking added to it. I'm definitely heading in there via the Edison Lake Trail (I know they recommend going over via Goodale Pass, but I really don't want...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lake Edison Ferry
July 03, 10:09am

Shelter
I did the Wonderland last August, but I had pretty heavy cloud coverage/chill most days, so I'll decline to comment on the sun stuff, since I won't have anything intelligent to add on that....

In Gear Lists » Gear list advice for a Wonderland Trail first-timer.
June 30, 7:43pm

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