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John Muir Trail
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Al Shaver
(Al_T.Tude) - F - M

Locale: High Sierra and CA Central Coast
John Muir Trail on 06/28/2006 23:28:43 MDT Print View

1. Has anyone done the Muir Trail yet?

2. Is there any hope in trying, starting on July 20?

Thank you

R Alsborg
(FastWalker) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Re: John Muir Trail on 06/29/2006 09:31:37 MDT Print View

I was backpacking in the Muir Wilderness last weekend. Too much snow at 7000ft. Stream crossings where hazardous and I donated a couple pints of blood to the mosquitoes. All in all I had a great time.

David Neumann
(idahomtman) - M

Locale: Northern Idaho
Muir Trail 7/20 on 06/29/2006 10:06:23 MDT Print View

Yes, definitely. I began my SOBO JMT last summer on July 22. There is slightly more snow in the north this year than last, but less in the south. You will see some snow on passes, but nothing unmanageable. Creeks will be a little higher. Ice ax and crampons will not be needed, but a good pair of hiking poles will come in handy. Have a great hike.

catra Corbett
(DirtDiva) - F
Re: Muir Trail 7/20 on 07/05/2006 19:38:14 MDT Print View

I will be starting the JMT July 25th from Whitney. I will link up the JMT, TYT & TRT. Should be fun.

The snow is melting fast. I wouldn't worry about it. I did the JMT in 7 days last year because it was slow with all the snow. I plan on doing it in 6 days this year.