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Re: SEKI and John Muir Loop Advice

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:35 am

Yeah, that store is pretty pitiful for backpacking needs. Having someone meet me at the trailhead parking area with a pre-selected resupply would be my choice. That way it could include stove fuel and backpacking meals. A beer and some chips would be cool for chugging at the lot while talking to my friend, tho.



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Re: SEKI and John Muir Loop Advice

Postby sparky » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:13 am

I hear you big....but the amenities at Taboose are slim :lol:

Is there anything I might be missing along the way? - See more at: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12250#sthash.rj6dV6gX.dpuf


yeah I dont see a heinous bushwack planned :paranoid:
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Re: SEKI and John Muir Loop Advice

Postby Big Ed » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:09 pm

sparky wrote:I hear you big....but the amenities at Taboose are slim :lol:


Yeah, you could get enough food for the next leg of your trip. I walked around the store with that in mind, if you weren't picky, you could make it happen. I washed my clothes and took a shower in the facility behind the store too, had to do two loads, or stand there naked. For me it was worth going the extra distance from the trailhead, after 9 days I was pretty dirty. Roads end is 5,000 ft, Cedar Grove is about 4,700 ft, but the drop is more gradual than the East side trails.
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Re: SEKI and John Muir Loop Advice

Postby sparky » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:43 pm

oh haha yeah....not roads end cedar grove....my bad :confused:
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Re: SEKI and John Muir Loop Advice

Postby dougieb » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:04 pm

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'm going over the route with my girlfriend and I'm hoping it is something we can do together. Her knee isn't the best and I don't want to put her at risk or put the trip at risk with so much time and planning involved. This might wind up being a solo trip! I think I might be able to resupply near Kearsarge by meeting up with friends on the trail which sounds preferable to hiring someone. Aside from the cost issue, I just don't think I could time myself well enough to meet up with a pack train on the trail anyways... The trip is still a ways away but I'm having fun scheming and you've all been helpful in the process.

PS with so little precipitation so far this winter I wonder if this will be an early year for high sierra trips. :unibrow:
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Re: SEKI and John Muir Loop Advice

Postby Big Ed » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:25 pm

dougieb wrote:PS with so little precipitation so far this winter I wonder if this will be an early year for high sierra trips. :unibrow:


It's not looking good for snowpack, but it is still early. We have had years the mountains got hammered with snow in the spring.
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Re: SEKI and John Muir Loop Advice

Postby dougieb » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:39 pm

Well for the sake of the state I do hope we get some decent precipitation and snowpack. I want to be clear, this whole drought business isn't a positive thing. However if the winter continues like this, you better believe I'm going to take advantage! :p
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