The John Muir Trail

Below you will find a blog post for each day of my JMT adventure. For those who would only like to commit to looking at pictures I have included a nice sample of them in each post followed by a video for the day. I recommend reading the post prior to watching the video in order to let you know what what was going on in my head at the time to give it context.

Sandy was not able to go with me on this adventure due to injuring her rotator cuff and she is now recovering from surgery. She was able to meet me and hike with me on several of the resupply locations which was very nice.

Day 1 – Happy Isles to Upper Cathedral Lake
Upper Cathedral Lake
Upper Cathedral Lake
Day 2 – Upper Cathedral Lake to Lyell Canyon
Lyell Canyon
Lyell Canyon
Day 3 – Lyell Canyon to Garnet Lake
Garnet Lake campsite
Garnet Lake campsite
Day 4 – Garnet Lake to Red’s Meadow
Shadow Lake
Shadow Lake
Day 5 – Zero Day in Mammoth
Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls
Day 6 – Red’s Meadow to Tully Hole
Fireweed near Fish Creek in Tully Hole
Fireweed near Fish Creek in Tully Hole
Day 7 – Tully Hole to South of Bear Ridge
Campsite south of Bear Ridge
Campsite south of Bear Ridge
Day 8 – South of Bear Ridge to Muir Trail Ranch
Looking down into MTR and Blaney Meadows
Looking down into MTR and Blaney Meadows
Day 9 – Zero Day at Muir Trail Ranch
Cabin at MTR
Cabin at MTR
Day 10 – Muir Trail Ranch to Upper Colby Meadow
Campsite at Upper Colby Meadow
Campsite at Upper Colby Meadow
Day 11 – Upper Colby Meadow to Grouse Meadows
Campsite in Grouse Meadows
Campsite in Grouse Meadows
Day 12 – Grouse Meadows to Kings River
Near
Nearing Kings River
Day 13 – Kings River to Rae Lakes
Campsite at Lower Rae Lake
Campsite at Lower Rae Lake
Day 14 – Rae Lakes to Onion Valley
Me in Lower Onion Valley
Me in Lower Onion Valley
Day 15 – Onion Valley to Tyndall Creek
Lake in basin south of Forester
Lake in basin south of Forester
Day 16 – Tyndall Creek to Guitar Lake
Camp at Guitar Lake
Camp at Guitar Lake
Day 17 – Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal
View south along needles from near top of Mt Whitney
View south from near top of Mt Whitney

 

 

 

JMT Gear List
JMT Planned Itinerary