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The PCT roughly runs from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe, right?
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Dan Briggs
(dbriggs9) - F

Locale: Southeast
The PCT roughly runs from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe, right? on 02/03/2011 10:30:20 MST Print View

The PCT roughly runs from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe, right?
The reason I ask is from some of the trip reports I read lead me to think that, but I can't find a definite map or anything online to confirm that. I want to do the Tahoe Rim Trail and the John Muir Trail this summer, but can't find affordable transportation from South Lake Tahoe to Happy Isles. Perhaps I could hike the TRT, then hike out of Tahoe, south on the PCT to Yosemite where I could then find a way to Happy Isles? Is that possible to even do? If so, what's the mileage?

Thanks,
Dan

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: The PCT roughly runs from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe, right? on 02/03/2011 10:34:52 MST Print View

Yes, the PCT does run from Yosemite to Tahoe. So does the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail, which if I'm not wrong, is a better route.

From South Lake Tahoe, you could bus it to Carson City, then bus down to Lee Vinning, then shuttle (or is it hitch?) to Tuolumne and shuttle to the valley.

A map:
http://postholer.com/gmap/gmap.php

The TYT and PCT segments are both around 180 miles.

Edited by Found on 02/03/2011 10:35:48 MST.

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
pct on 02/03/2011 19:34:33 MST Print View

I am not sure if I understand your question,but the PCT runs from the boarder of Mexico to 10 miles into Canada.Sorry if that wasn't your question.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: The PCT roughly runs from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe, right? on 02/03/2011 19:36:58 MST Print View

All of that hiking would be about 570-580 miles.

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Another option on 02/03/2011 20:07:27 MST Print View

Make it easier. Skip Toulemne Meadows down to Happy Isles. Do the TRT, head south on PCT and then do Whitney and head out Whitney portel. Theres a bus that runs up the east side (google crest & bus) all the way to reno. You miss out on about 25 miles of IMHO less than spectacular hiking. The only highlight is Vernal and Nevada falls but you can do that as a tourist from Yosemite valley. This will make logistics much easier.

If you must do all the JMT then take the hikers shuttle from TM down to the valley. It leaves sometime around noon. The problem will be that technical you will need seperate permits since you left the trail. You could sneak your way back up to TM and pretend you never left the PCT. Your call.

Edited by gg-man on 02/03/2011 20:09:54 MST.

Robert Perkins
(rp3957)

Locale: The Sierras
PCT FROM TRT TO HAPPY ISLES on 02/03/2011 20:13:35 MST Print View

Dan, when are you looking at doing the TRT and heading to Happy Isles? I live in Reno and will be heading to Curry Village to start my JMT hike in August. Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Reno is a piece of cake. I can give you a lift if it times out right. The only downside, is we have to shuttle a vehicle to Whitney Portal before we head back to Curry Village.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: The PCT roughly runs from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe, right? on 02/05/2011 22:16:23 MST Print View

This thread inspired me to buy the guidebook. It was last published in 1987. Glad I bought it before it's completely gone. I bet I'll to the TYT someday..