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John Muir Trail, Class of 2010
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Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
John Muir Trail, Class of 2010 on 02/02/2010 17:07:36 MST Print View

Planning a southbound thru, 15 days in late summer.

Anyone else?

Jeff K
(jeff.k) - F

Locale: New York
Re: John Muir Trail, Class of 2010 on 02/02/2010 18:10:31 MST Print View

I plan to leave around the middle of August. Probably take around 18 days.

Brandon Sanchez
(dharmabumpkin) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Mtns
JMT '010 on 02/02/2010 18:21:29 MST Print View

SOBO leaving mid/end of July. With about ten less pounds base-weight than last year. An more prepared as well. Go figure.

Ed Engel
(Doorknob) - F

Locale: West of what you think is west
JMT 2010 on 02/02/2010 20:34:21 MST Print View

I also am SOBO in August, 15 days. Have to find better cushioned shoes than last summer (bottom of my feet got very sore).

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: JMT 2010 on 02/02/2010 22:43:14 MST Print View

I am also Planning a southbound trip in August, 15 days, give or take a few days.

Brandon Sanchez
(dharmabumpkin) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Mtns
jMT '10 on 02/02/2010 22:50:37 MST Print View

FYI, if any of you are stopping in Mammoth, they have an A+ brewery and tasting room at Mammoth Mountain Brewery. For dinner, ask about Angel's Restaurant, its some of the best comfort food anyone, let alone a hiker, can ask for. Also, there is a hiker box at the Motel 6 that might have some goodies in it.

Greg Kittridge
(gkitt80) - MLife
Summer 2010 on 02/03/2010 19:20:26 MST Print View

Planning on hiking this thing starting in Yosemite. Haven't set a start date at this point, but at this point I do not have a partner. According the the ladies in my life, they would feel alot better about this thing if I was out there with someone.

Live in Philly, planning on taking 3 weeks off of work to complete it, but by no means does that mean I will use the entire time for the hike. I would like to complete it in 14ish days, but a day or 2 in either direction would be fine.

I have already started training for the hike. I am working in Carson City every week, so the altitude is roughly 5000 feet and I am running 4 miles a day, 4 days a week at that altitude. I figure if I keep that up, increasing my workouts weekly (distance and time) that I will be great shape to attack the JMT.

25 years old, male - I love life, music, the outdoors, my family, my girlfriend, and! If anyone is interested in partnering up for this beautiful hike, by all means shoot me an private message and we can take the discussion off these boards.

To everyone else, good luck out there! I cannot wait

Robert Perkins

Locale: The Sierras
JMT: 2010 on 02/03/2010 22:22:41 MST Print View

Planning on hiking the JMT NOBO on Aug. 9th, (permit willing). I live in Sparks, NV and have been training in the gym so far due to weather and plenty of snow in the mountains. There is a site called that is another great forum for JMT and other trails. It is kind of cool to follow other hiker preparations and the varying expectations and experiences on the trail. Good luck to all on your JMT hikes this year, Robert.

David Carbiener
(HikingDave) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re: John Muir Trail, Class of 2010 on 02/04/2010 23:19:59 MST Print View

Hoping to get a late July SOBO trip going with my two sons. My wife and father will join for four days somewhere in the middle.

Todd Williams
(ctwillia) - MLife

Locale: Depends on the weekend
Half Dome Permits on 02/06/2010 15:35:25 MST Print View

Looks like u will have to get two permits if u want to do the JMT From Happy Isles and half dome,22060,22068

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Half Dome Permits on 02/06/2010 15:40:46 MST Print View

Doc- From my understanding if you have the wilderness permit it counts for Half Dome. Alas, I have been wrong before...

Kent C.
(kent) - M

Locale: High Sierra
John Muir Trail, Class of 2010 - Half Dome permits on 02/06/2010 18:22:05 MST Print View

Jeff is correct.

It does seem from the NPS info that you need to say something at issuance (maybe they write on your permit or attach the separate HD permit) rather than just walk up with a Wilderness permit having never said anything.

As the NPS says, there will be bugs to be worked out over the summer...

For a JMT thru- it seems as simple as mentioning to the ranger you intend a side trip up Half Dome.

Does a Yosemite ranger still charge you the $1.50 "service fee" if you're already getting the wilderness permit anyway? ;-)

Edited by kent on 02/06/2010 18:23:46 MST.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Half Dome permits on 02/06/2010 18:25:27 MST Print View

I still think we ought to open up a scalper's market on Half Dome permits. NPS be damned!


joseph a cruikshank
(bigfeet) - F

Locale: maple valley, WA
Re: Summer 2010 on 02/06/2010 18:59:37 MST Print View

i might be able to get away long enough for this. i've been wanting to do it for years now.

Edited by bigfeet on 02/16/2010 16:28:01 MST.

Dale Elleson
(Elleson) - F

Locale: Southern Nevada
JMT 2010 on 02/06/2010 20:23:31 MST Print View

Planning southbound JMT from Tuolumne Meadows to Whitney Portal August/early September. 15 days + or -. Last year solo. Would enjoy company this year. Anyone interested?

Loren Mauch

Locale: CA-Central Valley
Re: John Muir Trail, Class of 2010 on 02/12/2010 13:04:23 MST Print View

I am planning a SB through hike in August. Planning on two weeks with a quick resupply at VVR or MTR.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
JMT 2010 on 02/12/2010 13:44:00 MST Print View

If my wife and kids do their normal In-Law trip...

I'm planning something for about 2 weeks- probably late June. I was sort of thinking PCT from Kennedy or Horseshoe Mdw. to Mammoth.

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
JMT, 2010 on 02/12/2010 15:11:35 MST Print View

Planning on a late July start (27th or 28th), for 13 days. Didn't get a permit, but hoping for a walk-up permit.

Robert Perkins

Locale: The Sierras
JMT on 02/12/2010 19:49:19 MST Print View

Jim W., Are you going to do a TrailJournal this year? I followed your journal in 2008. I am planning a JMT hike in August, so I doubt we would cross paths this year. I sometimes think I am crazy to do this trail again, but it is 'addicting' once you've done it. Best of luck to you. Robert.

Jim W.
(jimqpublic) - MLife

Locale: So-Cal
Re: JMT on 02/12/2010 20:10:18 MST Print View

Trail Journal...
I spent a lot of time journaling before the trail, little after. Then last year I started one then switched to "fun with kidney stones" instead of a solo trip.

Maybe. We're doing a two-week trip with the kids (age 7 & 9) which should be more interesting reading to the parents out there than just another solo hiker guy wondering whether his rain skirt makes him look phat.