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Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
E. Wenk (JMT author) Master Spreadsheet of GPS Coordinates, etc. on 05/07/2008 17:50:53 MDT Print View

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the johnmuirtrail Yahoo group ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/johnmuirtrail ).

File : /Elizabeth Wenk Master Spreadsheet for JMT 20080507.xls

Uploaded by : Roleigh Martin ( marti124 )

Description : Author and Publisher authorized upload of Elizabeth Wenk Master Spreadsheet used in the book, John Muir Trail, 4th Ed., 2007, Wilderness Press.

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/johnmuirtr ail/files/ Elizabeth% 20Wenk%20Master% 20Spreadsheet% 20for%20JMT% 2020080507. xls

PS - This file helps one plan a JMT hike very conveniently. One can sort the entire DATA tab by either South-to-North or vice-versa and list all location points (whether a possible campsite or scenic site or trail junction or pass) in the walking sequence one would encounter them. I am very thankful to Elizabeth Wenk, the principal author of "John Muir Trail" (Wilderness Press), for providing this and securing permission from the publisher for this authorized upload.

J W
(jhaura) - M

Locale: www.Trailability.com
Re: E. Wenk (JMT author) Master Spreadsheet of GPS Coordinates, etc. on 05/07/2008 18:34:24 MDT Print View

Thanks Roleigh.

Here's a clickable version of the link:

JMT Spreadsheet

(not a member so can't verify)

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Re: E. Wenk (JMT author) Master Spreadsheet of GPS Coordinates, etc. on 05/07/2008 18:44:10 MDT Print View

Link works -- thanks, Jhaura.

Jhaura, see if this link gets you the file without you having to join the group -- I'm curious.

http://tinyurl.com/6k38ml

Can you let me know what happens? Thanks.

Edited by marti124 on 05/07/2008 18:46:31 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Re: E. Wenk (JMT author) Master Spreadsheet of GPS Coordinates, etc. on 05/07/2008 19:00:49 MDT Print View

The link downloaded for me that Jhaura posted. I'm no member. The tinyurl link Roleigh posted did not work.

Edited by jshann on 05/07/2008 19:04:35 MDT.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: E. Wenk (JMT author) Master Spreadsheet of GPS Coordinates, etc. on 05/07/2008 19:17:34 MDT Print View

John, the tinyurl I first gave obviously was a temporary link Yahoo gives to the uploader (although I did not know that at the time). The permanent link above that does work for you, I made into a tinyurl link:

http://tinyurl.com/4javwg

G Dup
(lococoyo) - F
Re: Re: E. Wenk (JMT author) Master Spreadsheet of GPS Coordinates, etc. on 06/08/2008 19:18:35 MDT Print View

Could someone with the file upload it to a free file host maybe? If I can get access to it I will.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Re: Re: E. Wenk (JMT author) Master Spreadsheet of GPS Coordinates, etc. on 06/08/2008 19:35:54 MDT Print View

It is also available here too:

http://www.whitneyportalstore.com/data/EWenk_JMT.htm

G Dup
(lococoyo) - F
re: JMT coords on 06/08/2008 21:46:20 MDT Print View

Nice one Roleigh. Thanks for making this available to us all. This will be very helpful to my companions and myself when I do the JMT twice this summer!

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: re: JMT coords on 06/08/2008 22:28:02 MDT Print View

G., you're going to do the JMT twice in one summer? Wow, what is your expected daily pace average? I'm a slowpoke 58 year old hiker and hope I can average between 10-11 miles a day on the trail. I'm only doing the segment from Reds Meadows to Whitney Portal (about 161-165 miles) this year but next year I might try and do the whole trail (I'd have to buy a week's vacation from work to do it though). I'm hitting the trail on July 26. Ps, have you done the trail before? I've only done the High Sierra Trail (but have done that trail for 7 years so I know the terrain reasonably well).

ps - I appreciate the thanks for the JMT Spreadsheet, it is tremendously helpful, especially sorting by North-to-South mileage offset column to get scenic waypoints and campsights lined up in the sequence one would "encounter" them as walking. Lizzy Wenk has been wonderful to help us all out with her work and obtaining the permission from the publisher.

Edited by marti124 on 06/08/2008 22:29:33 MDT.

G Dup
(lococoyo) - F
Re: Re: re: JMT coords on 06/08/2008 23:34:44 MDT Print View

Yeah, should be awesome! Amtrak/YARTS from So Cal to Yosemite. Leaving on/after July 12 from Happy Isles and possibly fart around the valley for a day or two, maybe Half Dome if the timing (ie. sunrise) works out. Take the shuttle out and back to drop off cache at Tuolumne Meadows box. Plan on making 15-20 miles a day. We plan on doing Caltech Peak, and maybe University (of California) Peak (ours). Maybe head over to Vogelsang - i've climbed Fletcher Pk and loved it. Mailing out cache for VVR soon. We are going fast enough and our gear is light enough (aka more room for food) that we wont need to do any other caches. Then at Whitney Portal call for ride and (stealth?) camp until pickup. We are 20/21 and stubborn maybe a little crazy.

Second trip is early August with my girlfriend. I've helped her get set up with lightweight gear. She is fit, but doesn't have much backpacking experience. Since I am going to be responsible for her well-being and enjoyment I felt most comfortable having already done the hike first. Will be checking out anything we didn't do the first time around - which i'm sure will be plenty!

I've backpacked in the Sierras ie. Yosemite, Desolation/El Dorado, and briefly crossed paths with the JMT but this will be the first time and really excited for it.

This is my last summer before I graduate... next summer I have 2 months field work in the Mojave and a few other small projects. That whole 'taking time off work' issue is exactly why I want to do this now.

I've actually got the Wenk/Morey book in my hands right now. That 'total' mileage on the campground spreadsheet is going to save me, I couldn't figure out why they didn't just put it in the book like that. I was going to type it all in. Now I can just change font size and print then ready to go!