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SHR vs. JMT (opinions sought from those who have DONE BOTH).
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Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Our route... on 02/18/2013 15:58:34 MST Print View

"I'd love to share it if someone here can explain how to take something from Google Earth and post it up here on the discussion board (probably in link format?)..."

Billy, one alternative is to take a screen shot of the Google Earth map. There are some free utilities that will capture as a JPEG image. Then you embed that image with your posting.


jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
After Labor Day? on 02/18/2013 16:17:31 MST Print View

Do the JMT crowds thin out after Labor Day?

Or do you run into bad weather if you go in September?

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
September on 02/18/2013 16:26:45 MST Print View

Is the best weather IMHO in the Sierra. Never a worry about crowds on the SHR but it could matter on the JMT

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: After Labor Day? on 02/18/2013 16:57:22 MST Print View

"Or do you run into bad weather if you go in September?"

+1 to what Greg said. There is no better time to be in the Sierra. After Labor day the crowds thin out a lot, the weather in general is about as close to perfect as it gets in the mountains, and there is an energy in the air that is hard for me to articulate; it just has to be experienced. All that said, the weather can turn suddenly at any time of the year, so always go at least minimally prepared.

billy goat
(billygoat) - F

Locale: West.
Thanks All! on 12/11/2013 13:50:03 MST Print View

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