Prettiest 400-Mile Long Chunk of Granite You’ll Ever See

Prettiest 400-Mile Long Chunk of Granite You’ll Ever See

I’ve been looking forward to hiking the entire JMT for years. Somehow the trip managed to surpass my wildest expectations despite the years of buildup. It was worth every second I had to wait. Pre-Hike The trip began on August 8 with a mad dash around...
What You Need to Know to Hike the JMT

What You Need to Know to Hike the JMT

The traditional route on the JMT runs north to south from Happy Isles in Yosemite to the summit of Mt. Whitney. Although the trail officially runs 211 miles, there’s an additional 10 miles down to Whitney Portal once you reach the summit. Before I get into the...
At Trail’s End

At Trail’s End

Just off the John Muir Trail. No giant pancake this time, but at least part of the Mt. Whitney tradition survived. 221 miles from Yosemite (Happy Isles) to Whitney Portal in 11 trail days plus a zero day at the amazing Palisade Lakes. I came away with a bunch of new...
Time for the John Muir Trail!

Time for the John Muir Trail!

All the food drops are complete, my gear is ready and I’m headed for the trailhead. I’m finally going to make it out for the whole JMT after years of trying to cross this one off the bucket list. Pace I’m planning to cover the JMT in 10 days....