Recommendations for a 10-12 day trip
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Elliott Hollander
(elliotth27) - M

Locale: Georgia
Recommendations for a 10-12 day trip on 08/16/2013 14:13:51 MDT Print View

After the wife shot down 21 days to complete the John Muir Trail, my buddy and I are seeking an alternative 10-12 day trip idea, in a similar area of the country. The Tahoe Rim trail is an option, but wondering if any fellow BPLers have additional recommendations....thanks in advance !!!

Aaron Sorensen
(awsorensen) - MLife

Locale: South of Forester Pass
Re: Recommendations for a 10-12 day trip on 08/16/2013 14:28:32 MDT Print View

What about just starting at Kearsarge and going to Reds or Tuolumne?
You skip the 2 hardest points and cut back on the amount of food before the resupply.
Either way would get some easy permits.

If you were going to take 3 weeks, I'm guessing your pack weight between the longest stretches would be heavy?
The TRT would help alleviate the load.

There is also Yosemite to Tahoe.

Elliott Hollander
(elliotth27) - M

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: Recommendations for a 10-12 day trip on 08/16/2013 14:50:00 MDT Print View

Thanks Aaron! I didn't even know about the Tahoe-Yosemite trail, that looks like a great option - I will have to investigate that. I really appreciate your reply, thanks again...

Steve S
(idahosteve) - F

Locale: Idaho
Section hike the JMT on 08/18/2013 16:19:49 MDT Print View

Or you could just go in at someplace that access' the JMT and hike the southern portion, summiting Whitney? or whatever section is of interest...

in a 10-12 day span, you can travel a lot of the JMT

Edited by idahosteve on 08/18/2013 16:20:40 MDT.