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