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[pct-l] JMT - PCT Questions
Thank you for the comments.
Would you recommend hiking this portion of the trail from south to north?
Would it be easier?
Thanks in advance.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marshall Karon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Kevin" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 7:51 AM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] JMT - PCT Questions
> The scenerey from the main trail over Kearsage Pass is one of the best of
> the hike. Take it slow once you reach the pass going down to the PCT. The
> mountains seem to go on for ever. I think you could go into the lakes
> the pass and then up to the pass, but don't miss the pass. I wouldn't do
> that - I'd stay up.
> I presume you are driving to the trailhead. If not, you may be able to get
> lift up for a small fee from one of the motel owners (Courthouse Motel, I
> As I remember it going North, we left Whitney, climbed over Forester Pass
> and camped just over the pass, then made it to Independence the next day.
> So, depending on when you leave, I would count on one day over Kearsage
> (not really a bad climb) to the base of Forester (either side) and then
> another day to Crabtree Meadows/Guitar Lakes, then one day up to Whitney
> down to Whitney Portal. Spend extra time if you have it. Watch for bears
> you camp low. Watch for marmots at Guitar Lake and Whitney (like don't
> food out or packs open).
> Marshall Karon
> Portland, OR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kevin" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2002 9:48 PM
> Subject: [pct-l] JMT - PCT Questions
> > Hello,
> > I am planning a trip this upcoming weekend to hike a portion of the JMT
> > trail, beginning in Indepedence and hike toward Keasarge Pass walking
> > southward to Mt. Whitney.
> > I would like to get any recommendations - such as which trail is the
> > coming out of Independance, camp sites along the way, how many days
> > the trip take.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Roy
> > email@example.com
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