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

JMT Day 4—Tully Hole to Bear Creek (17.3 miles)

I woke up and climbed up and over Silver Pass, which was pretty spectacular. Once again, I was blown away as the way the lakes and meadow revealed themselves while I climbed up the craggy, granite mountains. I think this … Continued