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TRT day 4

Monday, August 26 Start: north fork of Blackwood Creek End: Tahoe City Miles: 13.9 (+4mi around town) Elevation gain/loss: 1834’/3547′ After getting to sleep around 8:30pm, I woke up at 5:45am and headed out on trail by 6:30am. The viewpoint overlooking Lake Tahoe was spectacular in the sunrise light. The trail descended for a short … Continue reading TRT day 4

TRT day 3

Sunday, August 25 Start: Susie Lake End: north fork of Blackwood Creek Miles: 26.5 Elevation gain/loss: 5479’/5315′ After a solid night sleep, I was up at 5:40am and on trail by 6:30am. I had a quick climb up to Dick’s Pass (9390′), where I got some cell service and was able to place reservations for … Continue reading TRT day 3

TRT day 2

Saturday, August 24 Start: Round Lake End: Susie Lake Miles: 24.0 Elevation gain/loss: 4754’/5023′ After falling asleep around 9pm, I had a good night sleep and woke up around 5:45am. I was on trail by 6:30am. I reached the intersection with the PCT at Meis Meadow around 7:30am. I passed by the Upper Truckee River … Continue reading TRT day 2

TRT day 1

Friday, August 23 Start: Kingsbury junction south (7800′) End: Round Lake (~9000′) Miles: 26.4 Elevation gain/loss: 6467’/5925′ I was up at 6:15am this morning, and was all packed up and ready to head out by 6:45am. A new friend from the hostel had offered to drive me to the trailhead and I decided to take … Continue reading TRT day 1

JMT day 11

Monday, August 19 Start: High Sierra Trail (10,411′) End: Whitney Portal (8374′)/Lone Pine Miles: 20.8 Elevation gain/loss: 6414’/8481′ After all my thinking last night, I decided to get up early and see how I felt once I hit Guitar Lake. I planned to get up at 4am, but my body woke up at 3:30am and … Continue reading JMT day 11

JMT day 10

Sunday, August 18 Start: campsite 1.0mi beyond Upper Vidette Meadow (9928′) End: High Sierra Trail (10,411′) Miles: 16.2 Elevation gain: 4298′ I was up around 4:45am but managed to go back to sleep until 5:40am; I was packed up and on trail by 6:30am. This morning was strictly climbing – up to Forester Pass (13,180′). … Continue reading JMT day 10

JMT day 9

Saturday, August 17 Start: campsite near unnamed pond, 1.0 mile before Sawmill Pass Trail (~10,800′) End: campsite 1.0mi beyond Upper Vidette Meadow (9928′) Miles: 18.7 Elevation gain: 5030′ I was up around 5:15am this morning and out hiking by 6:15am. I’ve found that I don’t really like going downhill in the morning; I prefer to … Continue reading JMT day 9