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JMT day 4

Monday, August 12 Start: Rosalie Lake (9355′) End: Purple Lake (9935′) Miles: 22.8 Elevation gain: 5131′ I was up early this morning after going to bed early last night; I was packed up and on trail by 6:15am. After a brief climb to Gladys Lake, it was mostly downhill to Reds Meadow (7660′). I arrived … Continue reading JMT day 4

JMT day 3

Sunday, August 11 Start: Lyell Fork Bridge (9655′) End: Rosalie Lake (9355′) Miles: 17.6 Elevation gain: 4436′ I was up early, around 5:15am, and hit the trail by 6:15. I then climbed up and out of Donahue Pass (11,055′). The trail was hard to follow at the top, but I made it work. I then … Continue reading JMT day 3

JMT day 2

Saturday, August 10 Start: Sunrise Creek (8555′) End: Lyell Fork Bridge (9655′) Miles: 23.6 (+1.0 for Tuolumne errands and briefly getting lost) Elevation gain: 4091′ After a fairly cool night where I slept like a rock, I got up and headed out by 7am. It was a bit cool in the morning until the sun … Continue reading JMT day 2

JMT day 1

Friday, August 9th Start: Happy Isles End: Sunrise Creek Miles: 14.7 Elevation gain: 8005′ After a hellacious 36 hours of travel (which included not sleeping for 36 hours due to me needing to drive myself 4 hours to Fresno from LAX and not being able to sleep on buses or planes), I managed to arrive … Continue reading JMT day 1

The Grid: Garfield

Sunday, July 7, 2019 Trailhead: Gale River Loop Rd Miles: 10.5 Elevation gain: 3037′ Accompanied by: Little Engine GaiaGPS track After packing up this morning, we leave our cabin at Mt Liberty Lodging and headed towards Gale River Loop Rd and the Garfield trailhead. We arrived around 8:25am, packed up, and were on trail by … Continue reading The Grid: Garfield

The Grid: Cannon

Friday, July 5, 2019 Trailhead: Cannon aerial tramway parking lot Miles: 3.2 Elevation gain: 1910′ Accompanied by: Little Engine After Toby picked me up from the Dublin trail parking lot, we headed up to retrieve my car from Mt Sunapee, drop it at a park and ride, and then drove up to the Whites. We … Continue reading The Grid: Cannon