JMT Day 1—Tuolumne Meadows to Kuna Creek (10.1 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. I caught the Tuolumne Meadows (TM) Hiker Bus ($26) in front of Half Dome Village at 8:00 am. The 3-hour ride out of the valley … Continued

JMT Day 0—Exploring Yosemite Valley (8 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. I’m calling this Day 0 because it wasn’t technically part of my John Muir Trail (JMT) thru-hike. As I’ve already explained, my permit had me … Continued

JMT—Resupply bucket

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Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. I’m starting my John Muir Trail (JMT) thru-hike at Lyell Canyon rather than Happy Isles because that’s the only permit I could get. That cuts … Continued

JMT—Gear list

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As I’ve said before, I’m more of a hiker than a camper. Even though hikers camp and campers hike, the best part of backpacking for me is the walking. I don’t blog most of my backpacking trips because I start walking when the sun comes up and I make camp when the sun sets. Then I eat and go to bed. At dawn, I pack up and walk until the sun sets. I make camp, eat, and go to bed. Rinse and repeat.