1. Lisa Martin
    Lisa Martin July 8, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Ray, this really rings true for my husband and I. Solitude, even if just in portions of hours is really what we are after. With that in mind we decided NOT to section hike the JMT with our precious 8 days in Yosemite…instead we are looping from Glacier Point to Red Peak, then wandering up to Merced HSC, heading up and over Vogelsang and will hook up with the JMT at Tuolumne meadow – we will hike down to the Valley over the last two days where we expect to pass many many walkers. But in the first 5 days we dont expect to meet more than a handful each day – maybe not even that…We can wander, explore and change our minds at leisure which is much more in the spirit of John Muir than hiking a set path in a set way (in my own opinion). Thank you for posting, really value this blog!

  2. Luis
    Luis July 8, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Thanks. I always enjoy your educational and down to earth posts.

  3. Nicole
    Nicole July 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I just did a three day trip from White Wolf to Tuolumne in Yosemite. It was approximately 30 miles total and it was tough….lots of downhill on day 1 and then uphill the next 2 days. Even though it was July 4th weekend, we didn’t see a lot of people so this might be a good suggestion for those looking for a 3 day trip with some solitude. There are lots of waterfalls and you are along the Tuolumne river the entire route so it’s beautiful and water is easily accessible.

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