Mount Maude

August 30 – September 1, 2014 It’s less than a week since our arrival from the amazing John Muir Trail in California. One would think that after 21 days and approximately 230 miles… Continue reading

JMT – Day 20 – Wallace Creek to Mt. Whitney Summit

August 22, 2014 It’s here. The last day on the JMT. The summit of Mt. Whitney is less than 15 miles away, a distance easily cover in a course of one day. My… Continue reading

JMT – Day 19 – Meadow at mile 184 to Wallace Creek

August 21, 2014 The pines above our tent insulated us from the cold of the night. While those camping at the edge of the meadow experienced night chill and morning frost, our site… Continue reading

JMT – Day 18 – Rae Lake to Meadow at mile 184

August 20, 2014   It is not uncommon for me to wake up during the night to go pee but tonight I am woken by discomfort. The situation reminds me of a fairy… Continue reading

JMT – Day 17 – Meadow at mile 169 to Upper Rae Lake

August 19, 2014 Everybody needs to rest from time to time and my body chooses to go on strike today. It starts in the very morning when my stomach refuses to finish breakfast.… Continue reading

JMT – Day 16 – Marjorie Lake to Meadow at mile 169

August 18, 2014 The silver shimmer of the morning frost takes as by surprise. It shouldn’t. We are in an altitude of over 11,000 feet. Nature often paints here with its white brush,… Continue reading

JMT – Day 15 – Palisade Lakes to Marjorie Lake

August 17, 2014   As Sarah put it during our conversation last night, from now on we are on a one week backpacking trip. It’s bittersweet. While we all want to proudly pose… Continue reading

JMT – Day 14 – Knob at Mile 132 – Palisade Lakes

August 16, 2014 Inevitably today we will descent back into the trees and while Dave is excited for the return of the forest I have a hard time finding motivation to abandon the… Continue reading

JMT – Day 13 – Evolution Lake to Knob at Mile 132

August 15, 2014 Following the meandering shoreline of Evolution Lake, the trail takes us further into the basin. It’s slow going here. Not because of the tread under our feet or because of… Continue reading

JMT – Day 12 – Piutte Pass Junction to Evolution Lake

August 14, 2014 If the right opportunity presents itself, I can scream my lungs out. Right opportunity such as a snake curled on the side of the trail waiting for me to get… Continue reading