South to North             September 4-16, 2017         Weather Forecast
DAY
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OBJECTIVES / LANDMARKS
LINKS to USEFUL RESOURCES
START
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Begin from Whitney Portal (0604-1951)
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Wenk WAYPOINTS ...... CalTopo WAYPOINTS ...... Printable MAPS
Mon - 4
212
Climb Mt. Whitney
O
DETAILED TOPO MAP OF JMT - large pdf - California Section H is most of JMT
Mon - 4
204
Crabtree Meadow
H
Tue - 5
184
All CampSites at our Discretion
N
Wed - 6
164
INGA HAS ALL THE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU DIDN'T THINK TO ASK
Thu - 7
144
Full Moon
M
Bears ... Hunta Virus ... Rent a Bear Canister at Yosemite ....or at Lone Pine
Fri - 8
124
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YOSEMITE VILLAGE MAP - for catching shuttle back to car at finish of hike
Sat - 9
104
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SHOWERS AT THE WHITNEY PORTAL HOSTEL ... DOW VILLA MOTEL IN LONE PINE
Sun - 10
87
Vermillion Valley Resort - Food Resupply
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Roleigh Martin JMT Slide Show ......... JMT FAQ's ........ Guidebooks .... Wenk Notes
Mon - 11
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Rest Day
Tue - 12
67
T
Lady on a Rock NOBO BLOG ... NOBO BLOG from Horseshoe to Whitney
Wed - 13
47
R
Andrew Skurka's updated take on the impact of 2017's heavy snowfall on the JMT
Thu - 14
27
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Other Trip Itineraries: ... NOBO ..... SOBO .... Bailout Points
Fri - 15
7
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GETTING PERMIT FOR NOBO FROM HORSESHOE MEADOW - Cottonwood trails maps
Sat - 16
+16.5M
Climb Half Dome (0614-1934)
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PERMITS for Cottonwood Pass and Cottonwood Lakes
FINISH
0
Arrive Happy Isles /Shuttle to Start
Scroll Below for JMT ELEVATION PROFILE and MAP FOR DAY 1, incl. Whitney Climb

To get to the Start TH: From the city of Lone Pine, it takes half an hour to ascend to the TH CG. From Route 395 in Lone Pine, turn west at the traffic 
light onto Whitney Portal Rd. After 3 miles, turn left on Horseshoe Meadow Rd. Drive 20 miles up mountain switchbacks to the end  at Horseshoe Meadow.

Logistics:  Garry and Larry will meet in Yosemite ahead of this schedule.  Larry will park his car at Yosemite for shuttle at end of hike.  Garry and Larry 
will ride to the start at Horseshoe Meadow/Lone Pine to meet Fanny, Leslie, and Margaret, flying into Las Vegas on Friday night.  Larry will pick up the
PERMIT at the Interagency Office in Lone Pine on Friday and secure a campsite for Friday night.  Start first thing Saturday morning with a 20-mile objective
to reach Crabtree Meadow.  We will all cram into Larry's car at the finish and shuttle back to Horseshoe Meadow/Lone Pine to retrieve other two vehicles.

Considerations:  (send me other considerations for inclusion here:  jedirunner@windstream.net)
1.  Consider beginning with 6.5 days of food with resupply provisions for 6.5 days to be shipped for pickup to Vermillion Valley Resort.
2.  Bear Cannisters are Required.  Given that 6.5 days of food will not fit into a bear cannister, we will attempt to camp where there are bear boxes 
(see map of bear boxes), however, as an alternative consider using odor-free bags (or loksaks) for storage of excess food in your pack, or we can hang
the excess if a tree is available.  Bear Advice.
3.  Following the Fat Dog race, I will be collecting provisions for resupply at Vermillion Resort (See Guidelines) from Fanny, Leslie, and Margaret for a 
combined shipment of one or two boxes, along with my own, from a US Post Office, to economize on cost.  Garry - you will have to make your own 
arrangements for resupply at Vermillion unless we cross paths in early August in BC (keep me advised).
4.  WAG Bags are not required on JMT, except in the Whitney Zone.  Discretion and trail courtesy are expected.