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Mammoth Shuttles in September?

Postby jgaffney » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:28 pm

I'm planning a 3-night trip on the JMT, beginning at Tuolumne Meadows and ending at either Devils Postpile or Agnew Meadows on Sept 23. I've researched a hostel in Mammoth where I will spend the night before riding the YARTS bus back to Tuolumne Meadows.

I'm worried because all of the shuttle info that I've seen for the Mammoth area pretty much shuts down after Labor Day and shifts over to the winter schedule. Does anyone know how I can get a ride from the trailhead into town if I arrive midafternoon?

Thanks.



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Re: Mammoth Shuttles in September?

Postby gary c. » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:22 pm

"On this proud and beautiful mountain we have lived hours of fraternal, warm and exalting nobility. Here for a few days we have ceased to be slaves and have really been men. It is hard to return to servitude."
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Re: Mammoth Shuttles in September?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:08 am

Other then private shuttles you could also hitch hike which is not too difficult in that area. Or worst case you hike over Mammoth Pass into town.

Last summer on my way back in I walked from the town village center to Mammoth Lakes and then over the pass. It's 3 miles from the village center where shuttles run all year to the trail head and it's under 5 miles over the pass to Reds Meadow.
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Re: Mammoth Shuttles in September?

Postby The Other Tom » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:04 am

I guess private shuttles or hitching would work if the road is open. Otherwise you'd have to hike out.
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Re: Mammoth Shuttles in September?

Postby jgaffney » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:50 pm

Thanks for all the tips. On another forum, someone recommended hiking all the way to Red's Meadow and getting a ride with one of the store employees when they drive into town. I have to make sure the store is still open the day that I show up. Otherwise, I'll plan on thumbing it.
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Re: Mammoth Shuttles in September?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:03 pm

The store normally stays open until October but when I was there the guy wanted 50 dollars for the ride. You can split it for sure but walking was just fine.
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