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Yucaipatim - John Muir Trail Journal - 2015

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Tim Hafner
City: Yucaipa
State: CA
Country: USA
Begins: Jul 12, 2015
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Fri, Jul 31st, 2015
Trip Distance: 274.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 511
Journal Visits: 5,800
Guestbook Views: 65
Guestbook Entrys: 1

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The vast majority of JMT hikers start at or near Yosemite and end down by Mt. Whitney. There are a variety of reasons for this, but I chose to hike south to north. Here are my TOP 5 reasons why:

5) Mentally, it's all "down hill" after Mt. Whitney; and

4) It's easy to get "trail beta" from the multitudes of southbounders that you pass each day; and

3) I'm a PCT section hiker and I'm hiking the trail Northbound. This years JMT hike was also my PCT section hike; and

2) You don't have to contend with the newly instituted Donahue Pass daily quota (30 people per day) for southbounders; and

1) It's MUCH easier to get a permit down near Mt. Whitney, particularly if you start at Horseshoe Meadows rather than Whitney Portal.

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