JMT - Bishop Creek to Whitney Portal Road

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JMT - Bishop Creek to Whitney Portal Road

by tguha » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:00 am

Hi,

I am trying to make a plan for JMT from Bishop Creek to Whitney Portal Road.
Can someone tell me - the possible campsites along this routes and the approximate distances between them.
Since I am venturing out alone, I would like to stay in a designated campsites along the route to avoid any bear attacks and all that.

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Re: JMT - Bishop Creek to Whitney Portal Road

by Scott M. » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:34 am

Are you a 20 mile a day hiker or 10 mile a day hiker or what? There are certainly many camping opportunities in that section and really not any significant bear precautions necessary other than food storage at night. You will be required to carry a bear canister no matter where you camp. Possible six days - Deer Meadow, Twin Lakes (by Cedric Wright), near Center Basin north of Forester Pass, Guitar Lake, out.

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Re: JMT - Bishop Creek to Whitney Portal Road

by thegib » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:31 pm

A designated campsite just means the bears know where to find you

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Re: JMT - Bishop Creek to Whitney Portal Road

by mrchad9 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:29 pm

A bear is not going to attack you. I saw one guy on my trip that was using his food as a pillow lol.


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