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Just finished a 3 day hike near Hetch Hetchy/Yosemite with my 20 year old son.  Now I am hooked.  But just don't have any friends who backpack. I hope to go back and explore the area further, but really do not want to face a bear etc. , alone. If you have some experience and are interested in having a trail partner, let me know.  We did a difficult hike and averaged only 6 miles/day, but I am content catching up at intervals.  I am 59 yo, but kept up with  my son, and am in pretty good shape.  I am open to hiking other wild areas too.
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I'm interested in completing the JMT from Reds Meadow to Yosemite Valley ASAP, before bad weather.  I started in the middle at Muir Trail Ranch August 9th and left the trail at Red's Meadow August 19th after about 9 days of rain. Can do 5 miles a day--maybe more downhill. Was hiking with sister who had to go back to work and husband who is having knee and foot problems. I am 71 and would like to finish this half of the trail this year.
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Judy71- That's a rather well travelled route so you might consider solo if another option doesn't arise. Perhaps with the addition of a SPOT Communicator type device so your sister or others could keep track of your progress and there'd be a "help" signal available were it necessary.

http://m.rei.com/mt....nicator

IIRC those are available for rent similar to how personal locator beacons like the ACR ResQlink is.
http://m.rei.com/mt....-beacon
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Hi Judy 71,  I do not think I could accompany you all the way from Red Meadows to Yosemite, as I could only get away from work, from a Thursday through Sunday - possibly Sept. 27th-30th. But it might work to hike with you part of the way.  I am looking on the map for a side trail out before Tuaolome, so I could hike out early.   Maybe  you could email me directly to let me know if this is something that might work for you?  fishermarn@aol.com, thanks!
I just did a very relaxed hike with the Sierra Club up in Stanaslaus Nat. Forest that was really nice. Not sure how the weather will be so late in Sept..
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Judy71- That's a rather well travelled route so you might consider solo if another option doesn't arise. Perhaps with the addition of a SPOT Communicator type device so your sister or others could keep track of your progress and there'd be a "help" signal available were it necessary.

How come you didn't mention the Delorme inReach?

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I hope to go back and explore the area further, but really do not want to face a bear etc. , alone.
I think more people run into bears in Yosemite than anywhere else in CA. If you want to stay away from bears, stay away from backpacking in Yosemite!

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Judy71- That's a rather well travelled route so you might consider solo if another option doesn't arise. Perhaps with the addition of a SPOT Communicator type device so your sister or others could keep track of your progress and there'd be a "help" signal available were it necessary.

How come you didn't mention the Delorme inReach?

-Don-  Reno, NV

Exhaustive lists of electronics aren't my thing (I also didn't mention every model of SPOT or PLB available): I thought I'd introduce the concept, with some limited examples and let, if interested, the individual make their own choices.
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I thought I'd introduce the concept, with some limited examples and let, if interested, the individual make their own choices.

I just thought it would be a good idea to mention the in-Reach because of the true two- way communications, unlike the other units you mentioned.

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