JMT: Post-Trip Logistics and Reflections

There are probably hundreds of pages about JMT logistics (though not that many for northbound trips). This post-trip entry isn’t intended to be general information for planning, but reflections on how things went for our particular hike. The NOBO Life We’d originally planned to hike south, but we had a fairly narrow window for the … More JMT: Post-Trip Logistics and Reflections

JMT Day 23: Ursa Major

[to Lyell Canyon, approx. 6 miles south of Tuolumne Meadows, ~9.1 miles hiked] Last night, right after we got snug in our bags, I decided to put on my thin wool gloves for sleeping. But when I pulled them out of my jacket pocket, I also found our little toothpaste tube, which I’d stashed away while finishing evening chores … More JMT Day 23: Ursa Major

JMT Day 19: Thunder and Lightning, Very Very Frightening

[to Purple Lake, ~9 miles hiked] We both had a hard time falling asleep, because the area we’d camped in was incredibly quiet, and the complete silence sounded weird. [Yes. We had become so used to the sound of running water at night that it had become really hard to sleep without it. -Cyn] Then, just … More JMT Day 19: Thunder and Lightning, Very Very Frightening

JMT Day 18: Switchbacks, Thunder, and Helicopters, Oh My!

[to just south of Silver Lake, ~9 miles hiked] We woke up early, and packed up quickly, ready to get up and over Bear Ridge and to the next water source several miles away, or so the map said. Just like yesterday, though, we passed several viable water sources on our way up to the … More JMT Day 18: Switchbacks, Thunder, and Helicopters, Oh My!