8/4/18 – Fourteener

Day 45 Miles: 815.95 to 808.90 + Split Mountain scramble and 0.50 miles hike from unnamed lake back to trail The sky is perfectly clear and the stars are out. For a few… Continue reading

8/3/18 – Split Second Decision

Day 44 Miles: 823.03 to 815.95 + 0.50 to unnamed lake bellow Split Mountain If I ever had said Golden Staircase was a set of easy switchbacks, don’t believe a word of it.… Continue reading

8/2/18 – The Storm

Day 43 Miles: 844.40 to 823.03 The smoke is back. I smell it when I wake up at 1:00 a.m. and when I peek out of the tent I see the moonlit landscape… Continue reading

8/1/18 – Evolution Lake

Day 42 Miles: 853.33 to 844.40 We have an early start today, trying to reach Evolution Lake before the afternoon storm occurs. It is a peaceful walk in the morning. We manage to… Continue reading

7/31/18 – Muir Trail Ranch

Day 41 Miles: 866.45 to 853.33 Selden Pass is only 350 feet of vertical gain. It’s an easy morning walk and our timing is awesome. We crest just as the sun has risen… Continue reading

7/30/18 – Marie Lake

Day 40 Miles: 878.75 to 866.45 Our campsite by Mono Creek is a comfortable one. Part of me wants to stay in my sleeping bag even after the alarm rings but we have… Continue reading

7/29/18 – Mono Creek

Day 39 Miles: 0 + 1.4 from Ferry Landing to Trail I did something right last night. My sleeping pad is super comfortable and I sleep well. I wake up at 6:49 am,… Continue reading

7/28/18 – VVR

Day 38 Miles: 886.49 to 878.75 + 1.4 miles to VVR Ferry Landing The smoke comes and goes through the night. Sometimes I can see the peaks above the lake. Sometimes like there… Continue reading

7/27/18 – Squaw Lake

Day 37 Miles: 902.06 to 886.49 The moon is bright. I wake up several time thinking the alarm did not ring. I check the time. 11:52 pm. 3:30 am. 4:40 am. At 5:15… Continue reading

7/26/18 – Back on Trail

Day 36 Miles: 906.63 to 902.06 If somebody told me in the morning that we would be back on the trail today, I’d have my doubts. Yet here we are cozy in our… Continue reading