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The John Muir Trail 2014

September 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey INTRO On July 31, Conor and I embarked on an awesome and challenging and beautiful adventure: to hike the John Muir Trail, starting at Yosemite National Park and ending […]

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The John Muir Trail 2014 – Prelude

August 24th, 2014 · No Comments

We just finished an epic adventure in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, following the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney! We met a lot of amazing people out there – and I’m hoping we can reconnect! To those of you we met on the trail: Send me an email at: cactuskev@gmail.com please! In the […]

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Hiking the John Muir Trail (The Complete Journal)

October 25th, 2010 · 37 Comments

This is a compilation of all of the blog posts with a bit of an intro and summary, listed in chronological order to make it easier to read – enjoy! Yes! The John Muir Trail was a fantastic adventure and I’ve arrived back home recharged and loaded with photos! I started in Yosemite National Park […]

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JMT 2010: Bishop

October 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

DAY TWELVE Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 134 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 3200′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 23,600′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Le Conte Canyon

October 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY ELEVEN Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 121 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 1200′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 20,400′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010:Evolution Lake

October 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY TEN Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 108 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 3000′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 18,400′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Piute Creek

September 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

DAY NINE Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13.5 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 95 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 2400′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 15,400′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Bear Creek

September 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY EIGHT Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 10.5 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 81.5 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 2500′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 13,000′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Vermillion Valley Resort

September 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY SEVEN Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 13.5 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 71 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 1700′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 10,500′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Virginia Lake

September 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

DAY SIX Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 12.5 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 57.5 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 1900′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 8800′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Crater Creek

September 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY FIVE Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 7 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 45 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 1700′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 6900′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Red’s Meadow

September 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

DAY FOUR Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 18 – Planning and Preparation – Day Seven: Vermillion Valley Resort Total Miles: 38 – Day One: Getting There – Day Eight: Bear Creek Elevation Climbed: 1700′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass – Day Nine: Piute Creek Total Elevation Climbed: 5200′ – Day Three: Thousand Island […]

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JMT 2010: Thousand Island Lake

September 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Day Three Previous John Muir Trail Posts Miles Hiked: 7 – Planning and Preparation Total Miles: 20 – Day One: Getting There Elevation Climbed: 2200′ – Day Two: Donohue Pass Total Elevation Climbed: 3500′ . Red Paintbrush I woke early to an absolutely beautiful day and made some oatmeal and coffee, then walked down to […]

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JMT 2010: Donohue Pass

September 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Day Two Previous JMT Posts Miles Hiked: 13 – Planning and Preparation Total Miles: 13 – Getting There Elevation Climbed: 1300′ Total Elevation Climbed: 1300′ . Do you know that feeling of anticipation, terror and excitement that you feel when you’re on a roller coaster and the cars are being pulled up that very first […]

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JMT 2010: Getting There

September 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Day One Previous JMT Posts Air Miles: 650 – Planning and Preparation Train Miles: 58 Cab Miles: 12 Shuttle Miles: 80 . “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey Just getting to the John Muir Trailhead […]

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JMT 2010: Planning and Preparation

September 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This adventure started six months ago when I first thought about doing the JMT as a way to celebrate my fiftieth birthday. I applied for a permit and was thrilled to receive one on the dates I wanted! From that point on, I gradually tweaked my equipment, started conditioning and did some research. I also […]

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