JMT: N2S or S2N?

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
Posts: 10215
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: JMT: N2S or S2N?

Post by maverick » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:25 pm

I like N2S for the same reason people mentioned earlier.
I used Muir Ranch to resupply both times.
My preference would be to exit over Cottonwood or New Army Pass instead of
hiking with the masses at Whitney, but if this is your first time then you want to
do the JMT from end to finish.
By the way I did both hikes one from the Valley to Whitney and the other from
Tuolumne Meadow to Horseshoe Meadow driving up to the ranger station and
getting a permit.








User avatar
sierranomad
Topix Acquainted
Posts: 89
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:27 pm
Experience: N/A
Location: Mokelumne Hill

Re: JMT: N2S or S2N?

Post by sierranomad » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:24 pm

maverick wrote: ... but if this is your first time then you want to
do the JMT from end to finish.
Yes. In a way it's silly for me to start at YV (being that I've hiked from YV to TM so many times already). But, my first time, I do want to do the entire trail in one outing.

Really looking forward to it...got the Tom Harrison map pack and Elizabeth Wenk book in the mail today. :D

Thanks for your tips everyone!
Jon

"When one tugs on a single thing in nature, he finds it's attached to the rest of the world". - John Muir

User avatar
BSquared
Founding Member
Posts: 888
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:31 pm
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker
Location: Jericho, VT

Re: JMT: N2S or S2N?

Post by BSquared » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:10 pm

If you're into spreadsheeting and trip planning (I am, but mostly as a way to fantasize about the upcoming trip ;) ), you might be interested to know that the tables of mileages and locations of junctions and campsites in Wenk's book are available online at http://www.whitneyportalstore.com/data/EWenk_JMT.htm. I did find one error: there are two different locations for Island Pass, about 5 miles apart; the second entry appears to be the correct one.

I think the leg from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows is one of the most beautiful parts of the trail, so of course you should start there! Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, Mt. Clark, Starr King, the Echo Peaks, Cathedral Peak... Yum!

Enjoy!

-B2

User avatar
The Other Tom
Founding Member
Posts: 790
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:06 pm
Experience: N/A
Location: Upstate South Carolina

Re: JMT: N2S or S2N?

Post by The Other Tom » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:21 pm

Hey B^2, thanks for posting the link. Now I have something to do this winter :righton:

User avatar
sierranomad
Topix Acquainted
Posts: 89
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:27 pm
Experience: N/A
Location: Mokelumne Hill

Re: JMT: N2S or S2N?

Post by sierranomad » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:05 am

Thank you for the link!
Jon

"When one tugs on a single thing in nature, he finds it's attached to the rest of the world". - John Muir

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Teresa Gergen, texbob and 2 guests