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

Day 2, JMT 2022

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022 Start: Palisade Creek End: South Fork Kings River Miles: 15.2 Elevation gain/loss: 3888’/2264′ We were up at 5:15 and hiking by 6:15am. We made quick time the first few hours. As we ascended the Golden Staircase, my running coach Joe McConaughy passed by on his unsupported FKT attempt. It was great … Continue reading Day 2, JMT 2022

Day 1, JMT 2022

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022 Start: South Lake/Bishop Pass trailhead End: Palisade Creek Miles: 15.6 Elevation gain/loss: 2772/4177 After getting a ride to the trailhead with CJ, we started out at 6:45am, hiking up Bishop Pass. We had good weather for the morning, and made it over the Pass and stopped for lunch at the Dusy … Continue reading Day 1, JMT 2022

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