JMT Day 10—Forester Pass to Guitar Lake

20.7 miles This was probably my easiest day on the trail since Day 1 in Lyell Canyon. To be specific, the hiking was much more difficult than Lyell Canyon. It’s just that compared to several straight days of battling mountain … Continued

JMT Day 9—Woods Creek Trail Suspension Bridge to Forester Pass

16.2 miles My clothes were not completely dry when I woke up. I begrudgingly put them on knowing that my body heat and the wind would would dry them in short order. Until then, it would be very cold. The … Continued

JMT Day 8—Palisade Lakes to Woods Creek Trail Suspension Bridge

18.9 miles I woke up and cranked out the ascent toward Mather Pass. It was freezing on my side of the pass. Heading southbound, I always seemed to be on the shaded side of the mountains just after dawn. I … Continued

JMT Day 7—Starr Camp to Palisade Lakes

18 miles As usual, I woke, broke camp, and stretched. Both of my Achilles tendons and my left hamstring were very sore. This day started with some very welcome downhill walking, but it was still painful. I overdid it the … Continued

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