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, wearing a beanie, gloves, and my rain shell. It was in the mid- to low-20s and was the coldest morning of the trip. I then climbed … 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