Solely 2% of candidates get permits for the John Muir Path, one among our prime 10 hikes on the planet, southbound.
Odds are higher within the different (harder) route.
This excellent journey report is really useful to your planning.
Brown Gal Trekker:
I accomplished my solo through hike of JMT’s complete size of 210 miles plus 11 miles climb up from Whitney Portal ranging from Whitney on July 29, 2018 and ending in Yosemite Valley on August 21, 2018, a day forward of my schedule …
JMT northbound wasn’t the unique intention. The beginning supposedly needed to happen in Yosemite heading southbound and ending with the very best passes like most through hikers do. Many proclaim southbound route trains you finest for the tougher climbs and better altitudes. And but northbound JMT took form as a result of allow limitations. Therefore, northbound grew to become the journey.
… Whitney greeted me on the 2nd day. Forrester move at 13000 ft got here in on day four. Kearsarge at 11750 ft got here the following day. I hauled 40 kilos all of the whereas. …
The common SOBO permits could be obtained solely via a lottery. You possibly can apply 170 days previous to the beginning date of your selecting. Software kind should be accomplished and faxed. For the SOBO allow, you need to fill out your beginning and ending dates plus your trailheads of desire. The directions are simple however the probabilities of getting a allow are moderately slim. You possibly can be taught extra about making use of through this web site.
As a result of we weren’t the fortunate 2% who scored a SOBO allow, we ended up taking our probabilities on the unclaimed permits going NOBO through Whitney Portal. When you want to go for in a single day Whitney permits from the beginning, the appliance normally begins in February. See particulars on easy methods to apply for Whitney in a single day allow lottery right here. We looked for permits on Might 1st, when the unclaimed permits have been launched. These permits could be booked through Recreation.gov. To be taught extra, go to this web site.
In making use of for the permits, you will have to guesstimate your itinerary. A very powerful half is the entry date and entry level. In our case, we have been searching for to safe the in a single day Whitney allow for our desired date. Once you get to Lone Pine, CA, ensure to cease by the Japanese Sierra Park workplace to select up your allow. …
If thinking about doing the John Muir Path your self, verify our JMT info web page.
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