PCT day 1

Wednesday July 28, 2021 Start: Walker Pass, Rt 178 End: single campsite by small trickle Miles: 18.1 Gain/Loss: 6253’/5899″ After getting Toby off to the bus this morning at 7am, I had one last shower, packed up, and checked out before heading to the bus stop myself. My bus arrived on time and I was … Continue reading PCT day 1

JMT day 9

Sunday July 25, 2021 Start: Dusy Basin lake, partway up to Bishop Pass on the side trail End: South Lake/Bishop Pass trailhead Miles: 7.8 Gain/Loss: 1749’/2680″ After a decent night of sleep, we were up at 5:10am and on trail by 6:15am, though Toby was feeling nauseous. We walked up past the lake and did … Continue reading JMT day 9

JMT day 8

Saturday July 24, 2021 Start: Evolution Lake campsite End: Dusy Basin lake, partway up to Bishop Pass on the side trail Miles: 16.1 Gain/Loss: 4140’/4249″ We were both asleep by 8pm last night. It was a windy night, and we were both woken up by the wind battering the tent multiple times. Despite that, we … Continue reading JMT day 8

JMT day 7

Friday July 23, 2021 Start: campsite at bridge over South Fork of the San Joaquin River End: Evolution Lake campsite Miles: 8.9 Gain/Loss: 3012’/614″ We had a very hard night with very little sleep. We were up at 6am and out of the campsite by 7:15am. We climbed a good 800′, and then waded across … Continue reading JMT day 7

JMT day 6

Thursday July 22, 2021 Start: Lou Beverly Lake Junction End: campsite at bridge over South Fork of the San Joaquin River Miles: 16.6 Gain/Loss: 3228’/4780″ We woke up around 5:30am and were on trail by 6:45am. We climbed up towards Selden Pass, taking a breakfast break at Marie Lakes on the way through. We then … Continue reading JMT day 6

JMT day 5

Wednesday July 21, 2021 Start: Silver Lake campsite End: Lou Beverly Lake Junction Miles: 16.9 Gain/Loss: 4318’/4767′ We woke up around 5:30am, though Toby hadn’t slept well. It was cooler and we took until 7am to get packed up and out of camp. We descended for a long while, down to the turn off for … Continue reading JMT day 5

JMT day 4

Tuesday July 20, 2021 Start: Duck Lake outlet End: Silver Lake campsite Miles: 12.0 (+8.6 mi for me) Gain/Loss: 3770’/3300′ In the morning, I got up early and set out to see if I could find Toby’s socks. I walked almost all the way back to Deer Creek but couldn’t find them, despite finding two … Continue reading JMT day 4

JMT day 3

Monday July 19, 2021 Start: past Gladys Lake, 1mi shy of Trinity Lake outlet End: Duck Lake outlet Miles: 18.1 Gain/Loss: 3914’/3212′ We started out the day in good spirits, with blue skies and a wonderful night sleep. We arrived at Red’s Meadow at 9:45am. We resupplied, went through the hiker bucket, charged our phones, … Continue reading JMT day 3

JMT day 2

Sunday July 18, 2021 Start: Rush Creek End: past Gladys Lake, 1mi shy of Trinity Lake outlet Miles: 13.9 Gain/Loss: 3406’/4154′ We started out from Rush Creek at 6:15am, after getting up at 5:05am after we both got terrible night’s sleep. Neither of us was in a very good mood or a stable emotional space. … Continue reading JMT day 2

JMT day 1

Saturday July 17, 2021 Start: Tuolumne Meadows End: Rush Creek Miles: 15.5 Gain: 2936′ We started out from TM campground at 6am, after getting up around 5:10am. We hiked out of the campground and picked up the JMT as it dips behind the campground area. We hiked along Lyell Canyon for a long while before … Continue reading JMT day 1