JMT, 11 days, 20 mi/day, Aug 4, southbond
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Paul Spencer
(BendBackpacker) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
JMT, 11 days, 20 mi/day, Aug 4, southbound on 05/11/2009 17:37:09 MDT Print View

I am looking for partners to hike the Muir Trail in 11 days starting on August 4th, southbound. Due to lack of permits I am planning to get a walk-in for either Happy Isles or Lyell Canyon (Tuolumne). If it is Lyell I will "day hike" from Happy Isles to there.

My plan is to resupply at Tuolumne, Red's Meadow and Muir Trail Ranch.

If necessary I can shift the dates a little if I know soon enough.

This will be my second hike of the JMT. I first completed it in 2004 with my wife in 12 days. Since I spent a lot of time waiting for her to catch up I'm pretty confident I can shave off at least one day, hiking an additional 2 miles per day.

Edited by BendBackpacker on 05/25/2009 20:30:48 MDT.

Paul Spencer
(BendBackpacker) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Red's Meadow on 05/11/2009 17:49:08 MDT Print View

I just found that they are accepting packages.

http://www.redsmeadow.com/pdf/PackagePickUp.pdf

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: JMT, 11 days, 20 mi/day, Aug 4, southbond on 05/11/2009 17:50:16 MDT Print View

you can re-supply at Reds Meadow as well as Vermillion Ranch

Paul Spencer
(BendBackpacker) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
RE: Vermillion on 05/26/2009 00:22:49 MDT Print View

I used Muir Trail ranch my first time on the JMT and it worked very well. Vermillion is too far of a side trip in my opinion. Muir Trail Ranch also works better as a final resupply because it is further down the trail.

Matthew Parker
(mparker20) - F

Locale: SoCal
JMT on 06/21/2009 13:07:51 MDT Print View

My wife and i will be finishing up our 21 day hike on Aug 16 I am guessing you will pass us around Forester, asy Hi as you go by.
-Matt