JMT Day 11—Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal (13.7 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. I had been told by some NOBOs that I should plan to wake up around 4:00 am if I wanted to summit Mt Whitney in … Continued

JMT Day 10—Forester Pass to Guitar Lake (20.7 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. 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 … Continued

JMT Day 9—Woods Creek to Forester Pass (16.2 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. My clothes were not completely dry when I woke up. I begrudgingly put them on knowing that my body heat and the wind would dry … Continued

JMT Day 8—Palisade Lakes to Woods Creek (18.9 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. 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 … Continued

JMT Day 7—Starr Camp to Palisade Lakes (18 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. 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 … Continued