JMT Day 9: Friends, Fish, and Fire

8/2/2018 VVR –> Bear Creek Despite going to bed late I still woke up early, I guess I was eager for that shower! I packed up my tent and got my stuff together and headed for the shower. They had a basket of various unwanted shower items near the door that anyone could use. I…

JMT Day 8: Finding Steak and Ice Cream in the Backcountry

8/1/2018 Silver Pass Lake –> VVR I woke up early and took my time in the morning so my tent and things that had gotten wet in the rain could dry and my phone and InReach could get all charged up before I got going. The sky was clear with only a few clouds and…

JMT Day 7: Rain Rain Go Away

7/31/2018 Duck Pass –> Silver Pass Lake I woke up pretty early and started on up the trail. There was a big uphill right at the beginning of my day, which was kinda rough but it was nice to get it over with before the sun came out too much. (although as I said before,…

JMT Day 6: Quack Quack or Bust

7/30/2018 Gladys Lake –> Duck Pass I woke up early and got going, eager to get to Red’s Meadow as soon as possible. Most people have cell service here, but I discovered when I dropped off my resupply that I did not. But I could pay $8 for a bus ride down into Mammoth, where…

JMT Day 5: A Wrong Turn and Some Extra Miles

7/29/2018 Rush Creek –> Gladys Lake The night passed uneventfully. I woke up really early and had a quick no-cook breakfast of Cheerios and an energy bar. Jeff wasn’t awake and I packed up my campsite pretty quickly and left. To add to the list of “things that suck about being a solo female hiker”…

JMT Day 4: My First Real Pass. Can’t Turn Back Now!

7/28/2018 Lyell Canyon –> Rush Creek I woke up a bit early, I had some weird dreams that left me feeling pretty uncomfortable and homesick so I tried to go back to sleep and reset the beginning of my day. Apparently it worked, because I didn’t wake up again until eight. I felt a bit…

JMT Day 2: In Which I Forget How to Communicate With Humans

7/26/2018 Little Yosemite Valley –> Sunrise Camp Today was pretty tough. Except for breakfast. Breakfast was awesome. I woke up early but didn’t feel like going quite yet, plus I still had to refill my water. I walked down to the river with some Cheerios/powdered milk and a powdered chocolate protein shake. I sat down…

JMT Day 1 – Post Apocalyptic Yosemite

7/25/2018 Happy Isles –> Little Yosemite Campground I had planned on waking up early to get a head start since I was a little bit behind, but I ended up waking up at almost 7! Not the early start that I had hoped for, but at the same time, I didn’t really have that far…

JMT Day 0: Don’t Feed The Squirrels! Pack Out Your Trash!

7/24/2018 Mammoth –> Yosemite Valley I woke up early and eager to go! I was worried about rain because of the hail storms the night before but had a dry night! I packed up camp and headed into Yosemite Valley. The drive was about two and a half hours, and I didn’t run into any…