JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 0-3

JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 0-3

Beginning our trek on the John Muir Trail at Cottonwood Pass, Anna and I took a few days to get to Lone Pine from Los Angeles on public transportation. Bedecked in extremely heavy packs, we made it to the base of Mount Whitney at Guitar Lake and made the climb the next morning for sunrise. This post covers miles 0-37.5.

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JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 4-6

JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 4-6

After hitting the tip of Mount Whitney, we officially began the John Muir Trail. As the days went on, I learned how to listen to my body to get me up and down and up and down. Here we make it over Forester Pass, Glen Pass, and through Rae Lakes to Suspension Bridge. This post covers miles 37.5-71.5.

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JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 10-12

JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 10-12

Lightening our packs by the day, we got anxious for our upcoming resupply at Muir Trail Ranch. We covered a lot of miles as we ventured into Evolution Meadow, over Selden Pass, and through the fly-invested Bear Ridge to Vermillion Valley Resort at Lake Edison. This post covers miles 117-153.5.

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JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 16-18

JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 16-18

We started getting hit with inclement weather the next few days, but it was truly exciting. Learning to adapt to the rain and hail was a new challenge on the trail that I took in stride. We eventually made our way to Yosemite National Park and I got to feast my eyes on its incomparable beauty for the first time. This post covers miles 182-220.

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JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 19-21

JOHN MUIR TRAIL: DAYS 19-21

The last few days of my JMT journey were for cowboy camping, overeating, and pushing myself up Half Dome. Accepting its end but conscious of the trails' impact, I hope to carry every experience with me for as long as I can, even if they end up being heavier than my actual backpack. This post covers miles 220-250. 

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