Tag Archives: California Sierras

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 – 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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JMT – Twin Lakes to Rae Lakes, Kings Canyon Natl Park, CA

August 23, 2014 John Muir Trail (JMT) Day 20 – Twin Lakes (10,890ft) to Rae Lakes (10,560ft) via Woods Creek junction (8,510ft), 11.7 miles. Camped near Sixty Lake Basin junction. Woke to calm blue skies. As we eat breakfast the … Continue reading

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JMT – Mather Pass to Pinchot Pass, Kings Canyon Natl Park, CA

August 22, 2014 John Muir Trail (JMT) Day 19 – Upper Palisade Lake (10,840) to above Twin Lakes (10,890ft) via Mather Pass (12,100ft), South Fork Kings crossing (10,040ft) and Pinchot Pass (12,130ft), 15.3 miles. Camped on a ridge between two … Continue reading

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