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Postby vaughnm » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:57 pm

Rosabella - A friend and I did the JMT in 2003, but started from Horseshoe Meadows (we didn't get lucky in the lottery). Our attempt to summit Whitney was foiled by the weather, but we did finish the trip. Thought I almost bailed out at Muir Trail Ranch - we did our resupply in one of their buildings during a three hour thunderstorm. The only thing that kept me going was the hour of sun we got after the storm). My brother and I will be doing the trip this time, and I'm trying to talk him into about 17 days (as opposed to 14). We own a cabin outside of Yosemite on Highway 120, so ending in Yosemite seems more reasonable, our spouses are only about 40 minutes away from the valley floor. I'm hoping for wonderful weather this time myself. Looking at the calender we should cross paths somewhere between Silver Pass and Reds Meadow.

Mike



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Postby ndwoods » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:05 pm

I just got my JMT permit today....YIPPEE!!!!!!! Dee
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Postby Rosabella » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:25 pm

Great Dee!!!

You sound like me... I can't wait!! What date do you take off? From where?

If you haven't done the JMT before, you're in for a treat! :nod: Good for you!!!

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Postby ndwoods » Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:56 pm

We are taking off from Tuolumne Meadows...having done the Valley to Tuolumne before....mid Aug. I have not done the JMT. I have hiked portions of it and back and forth across it many many times, but have never done it before. I saw a special on the JMT sitting with my dad when I was 12...in 1965 (yikes!) and wanted to do it ever since. I spend most of my time off trail in the Sierra but am excited to be doing this trail!!!!
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Postby wingding » Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:05 pm

Rosabella - I have my calendar marked for the 19th of August. I'll probably just day hike the stuff over the pass to you. Drop me an email when you get ready to ship the resupply stuff off.

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Postby wingding » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:51 pm

Rosabella -

Do you still need a resupply on August 19th?

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Postby Rosabella » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:27 pm

Hi Kathy!

If you're still available I'd really appreciate it. Bruce is bringing a re-supply in for me at Bishop Pass, but I'll have 9 days from that re-supply - I can't get all my food, toiletries, trash, and anything else that has a fragrance into my bear canister for that length of time.

I still can't understand how anyone can a week's worth of food in a bear cannister and still have room for the rest of the stuff that needs to be in there. I don't know... maybe I'm being over-cautious, but I'd rather be safe-than-sorry ;)

I'm planning on renting a satellite phone, so as soon as I've got the number, I'll pass it on to you. I'll be coming from Rae lakes on the 19th, but I'll be getting up extra early that day so that I can get to Kearsarge Pass early. Let me know what time you think you might be there.

thanks, Kathy... you're great!

Rosie
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Postby wingding » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:40 pm

Rosie - You don't have to come all the way up to Kearsarge Pass. I'm just going to day hike in with the resupply. I can go over the pass and meet you. My hike out will be easy once I give you your resupply.

If you're going to ship the resupply stuff, just email me when you're ready to do it and I'll give you my address and phone number.

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Postby Rosabella » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:32 am

I'm back!! .... just got in yesterday - 2:30 AM :o What a long, exhausting drive home!

Anyway, I had a WONDERFUL trip, and will post a report as soon as I get a chance (and try to figure out how to post a link for pictures :retard: )

Rosie (A.K.A. "SWAT" - you'll see why later ;) )
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Postby copeg » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:04 am

Rosabella wrote:I'm back!! .... just got in yesterday - 2:30 AM :o What a long, exhausting drive home!

Anyway, I had a WONDERFUL trip, and will post a report as soon as I get a chance (and try to figure out how to post a link for pictures :retard: )

Rosie (A.K.A. "SWAT" - you'll see why later ;) )


Congrats Rosie! I'm looking forward to your report
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