Tag Archive: sierras

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 11 – Marie Lake to Piutte Pass Junction

August 13, 2014   It feels good to enjoy the sunrise without the usual morning rush. We have a relatively easy day on our schedule and we already bit part of it off… Continue reading

JMT – Day 10 – VVR to Marie Lake

August 12, 2014 From Vermillion Valley there are several possible ways how to rejoin the JMT. Our choice is the slightly longer yet more scenic Bear Creek trail. The other option would be… Continue reading

JMT – Days 8 + 9 – Silver Pass Lake to VVR

August 10 – August 11, 2014   We’re having a slow, lazy morning while waiting for the sun to dry our tent. It should be an easy day today with lots of downhill… Continue reading

JMT – Day 7 – Purple Lake to Silver Pass Lake

August 9, 2014 I have always loved the peacefulness of a morning in the wilderness. The way everybody stops to witness the rise of the new day, full of possibilities and wonder. We… Continue reading

JMT – Day 6 – Red’s Meadow to Purple Lake

August 8, 2014   We’re leaving Red’s Meadow at 8:00 a.m. It’s the latest start we had so far, but after hotcakes from the Cafe, our energy is soaring and for the first… Continue reading

JMT – Day 5 – Garnet Lake to Red’s Meadow

August 7, 2014 What a beautiful morning I keep thinking as we break from the comfort of our warm sleeping bags and crawl outside the tent where the first morning lights welcomes us.… Continue reading

JMT – Day 4 – Lyell Canyon to Garnet Lake

August 6, 2014 There is no time for a warm up. The trail starts climbing out off the Lyell Canyon right away and the grade gives our calves a workout. It does not… Continue reading

JMT – Day 3 – Lower Cathedral Lake to Lyell Canyon

August 5, 2014 Will the weather ever give us a break, we wonder as we sit on picnic tables in front of Tuolumne Post office sorting our resupplies. We are not alone in… Continue reading

JMT – Lee Vining to Yosemite Valley

August 2, 2014 There are three shuttles that run to Yosemite every day; however only one of them go all the way to Yosemite Valley. The remaining two terminate at Tuolumne Meadows. So… Continue reading