May 7, 2008 at 4:50 pm #1228821
This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the johnmuirtrail Yahoo group ( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/johnmuirtrail ).
File : /Elizabeth Wenk Master Spreadsheet for JMT 20080507.xls
Uploaded by : Roleigh Martin ( marti124 )
Description : Author and Publisher authorized upload of Elizabeth Wenk Master Spreadsheet used in the book, John Muir Trail, 4th Ed., 2007, Wilderness Press.
You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/johnmuirtr ail/files/ Elizabeth% 20Wenk%20Master% 20Spreadsheet% 20for%20JMT% 2020080507. xls
PS – This file helps one plan a JMT hike very conveniently. One can sort the entire DATA tab by either South-to-North or vice-versa and list all location points (whether a possible campsite or scenic site or trail junction or pass) in the walking sequence one would encounter them. I am very thankful to Elizabeth Wenk, the principal author of "John Muir Trail" (Wilderness Press), for providing this and securing permission from the publisher for this authorized upload.May 7, 2008 at 5:34 pm #1432119
Here's a clickable version of the link:
(not a member so can't verify)May 7, 2008 at 5:44 pm #1432126
Link works — thanks, Jhaura.
Jhaura, see if this link gets you the file without you having to join the group — I'm curious.
Can you let me know what happens? Thanks.May 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm #1432130
The link downloaded for me that Jhaura posted. I'm no member. The tinyurl link Roleigh posted did not work.May 7, 2008 at 6:17 pm #1432131
John, the tinyurl I first gave obviously was a temporary link Yahoo gives to the uploader (although I did not know that at the time). The permanent link above that does work for you, I made into a tinyurl link:Jun 8, 2008 at 6:18 pm #1437271
Could someone with the file upload it to a free file host maybe? If I can get access to it I will.Jun 8, 2008 at 6:35 pm #1437276
It is also available here too:Jun 8, 2008 at 8:46 pm #1437292
Nice one Roleigh. Thanks for making this available to us all. This will be very helpful to my companions and myself when I do the JMT twice this summer!Jun 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm #1437294
G., you're going to do the JMT twice in one summer? Wow, what is your expected daily pace average? I'm a slowpoke 58 year old hiker and hope I can average between 10-11 miles a day on the trail. I'm only doing the segment from Reds Meadows to Whitney Portal (about 161-165 miles) this year but next year I might try and do the whole trail (I'd have to buy a week's vacation from work to do it though). I'm hitting the trail on July 26. Ps, have you done the trail before? I've only done the High Sierra Trail (but have done that trail for 7 years so I know the terrain reasonably well).
ps – I appreciate the thanks for the JMT Spreadsheet, it is tremendously helpful, especially sorting by North-to-South mileage offset column to get scenic waypoints and campsights lined up in the sequence one would "encounter" them as walking. Lizzy Wenk has been wonderful to help us all out with her work and obtaining the permission from the publisher.Jun 8, 2008 at 10:34 pm #1437302
Yeah, should be awesome! Amtrak/YARTS from So Cal to Yosemite. Leaving on/after July 12 from Happy Isles and possibly fart around the valley for a day or two, maybe Half Dome if the timing (ie. sunrise) works out. Take the shuttle out and back to drop off cache at Tuolumne Meadows box. Plan on making 15-20 miles a day. We plan on doing Caltech Peak, and maybe University (of California) Peak (ours). Maybe head over to Vogelsang – i've climbed Fletcher Pk and loved it. Mailing out cache for VVR soon. We are going fast enough and our gear is light enough (aka more room for food) that we wont need to do any other caches. Then at Whitney Portal call for ride and (stealth?) camp until pickup. We are 20/21 and stubborn maybe a little crazy.
Second trip is early August with my girlfriend. I've helped her get set up with lightweight gear. She is fit, but doesn't have much backpacking experience. Since I am going to be responsible for her well-being and enjoyment I felt most comfortable having already done the hike first. Will be checking out anything we didn't do the first time around – which i'm sure will be plenty!
I've backpacked in the Sierras ie. Yosemite, Desolation/El Dorado, and briefly crossed paths with the JMT but this will be the first time and really excited for it.
This is my last summer before I graduate… next summer I have 2 months field work in the Mojave and a few other small projects. That whole 'taking time off work' issue is exactly why I want to do this now.
I've actually got the Wenk/Morey book in my hands right now. That 'total' mileage on the campground spreadsheet is going to save me, I couldn't figure out why they didn't just put it in the book like that. I was going to type it all in. Now I can just change font size and print then ready to go!
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