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information on JMT

Postby don norton » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:55 am

I hope to hike JMT next year and am doing some planning now. I would like suggestions for traveling on a plane to San Francisco as to how I can check pack without using a cargo bag and I do not want to use tape to secure the straps. Also does anyone have any information as to which is better to fly out of Las Vegas or Las Angles? I do know that the traffic in L A is bad. If anyone can answer either question or both I would much appreciate it. Thanks



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Postby The Other Tom » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:46 pm

don norton wrote:I hope to hike JMT next year and am doing some planning now. I would like suggestions for traveling on a plane to San Francisco as to how I can check pack without using a cargo bag and I do not want to use tape to secure the straps. Also does anyone have any information as to which is better to fly out of Las Vegas or Las Angles? I do know that the traffic in L A is bad. If anyone can answer either question or both I would much appreciate it. Thanks


Where are you starting....Whitney or Yosemite ?
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Postby BSquared » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:10 pm

There is a trove of information on the web, for example at .... just a second...ah, there we go :http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~rbell/JMTTransport.html. In 2004 my son and I flew in to Sacramento (we had a contact there), rented a car to go to Yosemite (we had a third person who was going to start with us and return to Yosemite to pick up the car), took CREST from Lone Pine to Ridgecrest, rented a car one-way from Ridgecrest to LAX, and flew home on Southwest. If I were to do it alone (that is, without somebody who could return the car to Sacto), I'd probably try taking the train/bus from Sacto to Yosemite. It's supposed to be a very nice trip...
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