Category Archives: John Muir Trail (JMT) California

Resupply Options on the John Muir Trail (JMT), CA

OK, so you have decided that you want to tackle the John Muir Trail or are still in the thinking about it stage and want more information on your food resupply options over the 220+ mile journey.  Some hike at … Continue reading

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JMT- Whitney Portal – The End!

August 30, 2014 John Muir Trail (JMT) Day 27 – Outpost Camp (10,370ft) to Whitney Portal (8,330ft), 3.8 miles. Slept in a nice soft bed in Mammoth Lakes. At 4:00AM a warmish breeze picks up. By day break a thin … Continue reading

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JMT – Summiting Mt Whitney, CA

August 29, 2014 John Muir Trail (JMT) Day 26 – Guitar Lake (11,470ft) to Mt Whitney summit (14,505ft) and back down to Outpost Camp (10,370ft), 11.2 miles. Camped at Outpost Camp. We wake at 4AM to a clear, star filled … Continue reading

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JMT – Tyndall Frog Ponds to Guitar Lake, Mt Whitney, CA

August 28, 2014 John Muir Trail (JMT) Day 25 – Tyndall Frog Ponds (11,030ft) to Guitar Lake (11,470ft) – although no passes to climb the trail climbs up and down several ridges. 11 miles. Camped near the outlet of Guitar … Continue reading

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JMT – Forester Pass – Entering Sequoia Natl Park, NA

August 27, 2014 John Muir Trail (JMT) Day 24 – Center Basin Creek (10,530ft) to Tyndall Frog Ponds (11,030ft) via Forester Pass (13,110ft), 10.5 miles. Camped near Tyndall Frog Ponds. The coldest temperatures yet – we spent the night huddled … Continue reading

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JMT – Onion Valley Trailhead to Center Basin Creek, Kings Canyon Natl Park, CA

August 26, 2014 John Muir Trail (JMT) Day 23 – Onion Valley Trailhead (9,200ft) to Center Basin Creek (10,530ft) via Kearsarge Pass (11,810ft). 11.5 miles – 7.2 miles to Bullfrog Lake junction plus 4.3 miles on the JMT. Camped near … Continue reading

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JMT – Zero Day in Independence, CA

August 25, 2014 John Muir Trail (JMT) Day 22 – No miles hiked. Stayed a second night in Independence at Mt Williamson Motel. Independence, a blip on the flat, vast Owens Valley, is a dying town with as many empty … Continue reading

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