JMT Day 14: New Friends, Old Friends, Wet Boots

8/7/2018 Foot of the Golden Staircase –> Lake Marjorie We woke up around 4:30 and quickly packed up (it was a lot faster for the other guys because they didn’t have a tent to put away!) I had a quick breakfast, some cheerios, and an energy bar and drank some water, then we headed towards…

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 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…

JMT Day -1: Hitchhikers, bears & chilies oh my!

Today is the day! I woke up too early (around 4) and decided to go back to sleep and get rest/enjoy my bed while I still could. I woke up again around 8 and after gathering and double checking the last of my gear and supplies, I packed it all into my car and…..

Castle Rock State Park Hike

2/11/18 This was a short hike through Castle Rock State Park. I was inside all day and I needed to get out, so I took to the trails without planning to see where I was going, and just found out where I ended up. It was so nice and not crowded, even for an afternoon. I…