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Mailbox Peak

Monday, October 3rd, 2022 Start/End: Mailbox Peak upper trailhead Miles: 7.9 Elevation gain/loss: 3812′ After wrapping up my day of work, I headed out to the trailhead to meet up with my coach, Joe McConaughy. We decided to go up the steep old trail and then descend by the switchbacks of the new trail. It … Continue reading Mailbox Peak

The Enchantments

Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 Start: Snow Lakes Trailhead End: Stuart Lake Trailhead Miles: 18.95 Elevation gain: 7149′ Elevation loss: 5135′ After a long drive yesterday evening, I arrived at the Bridge Creek Campground around 12am. The campground appeared to be full, but there was some flat space underneath pine trees nearby. I parked my car, … Continue reading The Enchantments

Swan Song, Take Two

Saturday, August 20, 2022 Start/Finish: Appalachia Trailhead Miles: 27.6 Gain/loss: 15,118′ Start time: 4:16am End time: 11:02pm Total time: 18:46 After a restless night sleeping in my car listening to a mouse chew on food wrappers, I was awake for good at 3:30am and at the trailhead by 4am. The trailhead itself was completely full, … Continue reading Swan Song, Take Two

Day 5, JMT 2022

Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 Start: campsite 1mi from Kearsarge Pass End: Onion Valley trailhead Miles: 5.5 Elevation gain/loss: 682’/2608′ We slept in until 6:30am, took our time prepping for the day, and headed out at 8am. We climbed the last mile up to Kearsarge Pass, took some pictures, and then headed down towards the trailhead. … Continue reading Day 5, JMT 2022

Day 4, JMT 2022

Friday, Aug 5, 2022 Start: campsite 0.3mi from Baxter Creek End: campsite 1mi from Kearsarge Pass Miles: 10.3 Elevation gain/loss: 3114’/1467′ We were awake at 5:30am but it was still raining so we drowsed until 6:30am then packed up in the rain. I checked the weather on my Garmin while it was pouring and it … Continue reading Day 4, JMT 2022

Day 3, JMT 2022

Thursday, Aug 4, 2022 Start: South Fork Kings River End: campsite 0.3mi from Baxter Creek Miles: 14.2 Elevation gain/loss: 3084’/3665′ We were up at 5:15 and hiking by 6:15am. We had a good climb up the Pass, though it took a while.We met Salt Lady and Skunk Bait on Pinchot Pass and chatted for a … Continue reading Day 3, JMT 2022