June Wilderness Conditions

Trails Update:
Snow line is around 8,000 to 9,000 feet, on average.
All park trails are open, however:
* The Half Dome cables are up for the season. The cables usually remain up through Columbus Day, which is October 12 this year. (Learn more about the Half Dome hike.)
* The southern portion of the Mirror Lake Loop is closed due to a rockslide. (Access to Mirror Lake and Snow Creek Trail is still available, as usual.) Learn more about the rockfall.

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The Mist Trail is now open for the season. The “Ice Cut”, Clark Point to Nevada Fall, on the John Muir Trail is still closed due to hazardous ice build up. (K. Watson – 4/3/09)

Colin Fletcher, March 1922-June 2007

Backpacker誌によると、Colin Fletcherが、6月12日Montereyの病院で亡くなられたそうです。85歳でした。氏は”The Thousand Mile Summer”、”The Complete Walker ”などで、米国に近代的バックパッキングを広めました。ご冥福をお祈りいたします。

Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt – Unsupported, Without Resupply

本人の詳細なレポートがでています。初日(3度目、最後のトライ)は朝10時に出発し、13時間後の夜11時Forester Pass(13,200ft.)に立っています(30マイル地点)。が、体調不良でRae Lake(50マイル地点)からKings Canyonへと下ることになりました。
Kevin Sawchucks outright record:
Reinhold Metzger’s current unsupported record:
Blake Wood’s record 1998:
Peter Bakwin and Buzz Burrell’s attempt in 2000:
Peter Bakwin’s record in 2003:
Brian Robinson’s attempt right after in 2003, (excellent story) : 2001年PCT、AT,、CDTを一年で制覇
Catra Corbett has the women’s supported record at 5 days 10 hours.
Al. ShaverはUn−supported(サポートスタッフなし)とUn-resupplied(途中での食糧供給なし)の記録を目指していました。

JMT Record Attempt (by Al Shaver)

つい1週間前、Al Shaver氏(49才)がJMT(全長211マイル)をサポートなしで踏破する記録に挑戦した模様ですが、すでに二度失敗したようです。明日は三度目のスタートをするそうです。詳しい記事とステータスはここにあります。現在サポートなしでの記録は、Reinhold Metzger氏(当時61歳)の5日と7時間だそうです。サポート付きでは3日と21時間のようです(Kevin Sawchuk氏)。

報告が遅れましたが、三度目も失敗してしまいました。残念です。来年がんばってほしいです。断念したのは金曜日、エスケープ地点はForester Pass付近。そこから26マイルを歩いて車に乗せてもらったようです。たぶんBubbs Creek経由でKings Canyonに降りたと思われます。詳しいレポートが入ったらまた報告します。ちなみにForester Passは高度13,000+ft.で、ここをこの季節夜中の11時に歩いて(走って)いるというのは驚きです。
”Al called to say that after running all night (he hit Forester Pass at 11 p.m.), at 6 a.m. Friday, he decided to quit the JMT and head out to the west. Blisters were making every step painful, intestinal critters were making themselves known, and he had “bonked.” However, he still had 26 miles to hike out to a road, which had virtually no traffic. Finally, he caught a ride to Fresno where he slept at a motel. He is now ultralight backpacking in the city and trying to get a ride up to Yosemite Valley to his car. He enjoyed hearing me read your enthusiastic and supportive comments over the phone. He plans to stay high while he’s still acclimated and do some short hikes if he’s able. Thanks to all,


*Donohue Pass(JMT:YosemiteとAnsel Admas Wildernessの峠)はまだ雪に覆われています。
Wilderness Center Hours
Yosemite Valley : Open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Big Oak Flat : Open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Wawona : Open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Tuolumne Meadows : Open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Hetch Hetchy : The Hetch Hetchy road is currently open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.