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 passes, this … 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 day before … Continued