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Michael Schwartz
(greenwalk) - MLife

Locale: PA & Ireland
Looking for suggestions Summer 2010 on 10/30/2009 19:26:02 MDT Print View

I have about 4 weeks (a bit extra for travel to trailhead) to hike this summer. Would like to get back to the West. I am thinking about walking the JMT in July and then heading north to the Wonderland Trail (WT). I haven't done either of these. I can go in June, July or August. Would appreciate other suggestions. I am concerned that the JMT will be busier than I would like but maybe it lives up to its reputation and the trail and scenery will more than make up for the crowd. I realize that if I choose the JMT/Wonderland option, that I'd have to start in July. Also, maybe it's best to just stay on one trail for the full 4 weeks to avoid having to break up the trip with a dose of civilization. Any insights/suggestions much appreciated. Cheers, Mike

Edited by greenwalk on 10/30/2009 19:27:23 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Looking for suggestions Summer 2010 on 10/30/2009 21:01:23 MDT Print View

"Any insights/suggestions much appreciated. Cheers, Mike"

There is a lot of fine hiking on the PCT from the Canadian border on down to, at least, Snoqualmie Pass that would be a good week to spend, say, 3 weeks or so.

Zack Karas
( - MLife

Locale: Lake Tahoe
ideas on 10/30/2009 21:40:47 MDT Print View

Colorado Trail.
If you are a big-miler, the CDT route through Colorado.
Oregon on PCT.