UHT Day 5—Scudder Lake to Mirror Lake

Read about my complete Uinta Highline Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. We woke up feeling fresh and backtracked along the Uinta Highline Trail. We could have taken the Mirror Lake trail, but we went all the … Continued

UHT Day 4—Henry’s Fork Lake to Scudder Lake (with a hitch)

Read about my complete Uinta Highline Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. I barely slept the third night of our hike because I was stressed about hitching the next day. Let me point out that I wasn’t … Continued

UHT Day 3—Kidney Lakes to Henry’s Fork Lake

Read about my complete Uinta Highline Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. We were packed up and hiking a little before 7:00 am. We needed to crank out some mileage or figure out an alternate exit point … Continued

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

JMT Day 6—Muir Trail Ranch to Starr Camp (25 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. Because I fell asleep early, I woke up early as well. I stayed in my quit until around 4:00 am when I finally broke camp. … Continued

JMT Day 5—Bear Creek to Muir Trail Ranch (11.5 miles)

Read about my complete John Muir Trail experience, including prep, gear, logistics, and post-hike impressions. I woke up excited to greet the day. I had a short, 11-mile hike to Muir Trail Ranch (MTR) for my resupply. Hikers on the … Continued