1. Bill Hegardt
    Bill Hegardt August 26, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Hi Ray,

    I completely agree. If you haven’t checked out East Vidette in the spring when it still has snow, I highly recommend it – especially viewed from Bullfrog Lake.

    – Bill

  2. Bob Welch
    Bob Welch August 26, 2014 at 7:16 am

    I like your choice. Just finished our JMT, guided, in part, by your book. Thanks. Speaking of videttes, my brother-in-law and I were looking forward to camping at Upper Vidette Meadow, which everyone who’d heard of it told us “was beautiful.” Not sure we every found it. We did camp at a bear-boxed camp area perched above a creek, near as we could tell UVM, but never saw anything that looked meadow-esque. Can anyone help?

    1. bob shattuck
      bob shattuck August 26, 2014 at 7:34 am

      Bob, you actually walked through “upper vidette” when you climbed up and out of “Vidette” to the best of my knowledge . . . but it’s all a bear haven anyway, so staying down in Vidette or probably even “upper” you might have saved yourself the hassle. They used to have a few bear boxes, one in Vidette and another in upper, but got rid of those within the last few years, than (I think???) replaced just the one there at VM.

      The next one is of course at the spot you mention camping at.

      Bob Shattuck

  3. Bill Wang
    Bill Wang August 26, 2014 at 8:11 am

    My favorites in order from this year’s JMT hike are: Cathedral Peak, Banner/Ritter, Spencer (from southern end of Evolution Lake), and North Palisade from Mather Pass.

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