Category Archives: Backpacking

John Muir Trail “Halfer” – 2010

Lamarck Col to Mt Whitney Around the first of the year, Art suggests we plan a joint summer backpack entering at North Lake over Lamarck Col and heading south along the John Muir Trail, exiting a week or so later. … Continue reading

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Menu

Food   Quantity Calories Carbs Protein Fat         breakfast                     Oatmeal   1 1/8 cup 315 61 11 7         Wheat Germ   1/8 cup … Continue reading

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JMT Gear List

JMT Gear List Quantity Item Comment       Items worn or carried on person   1 Patagonia baggies shorts I’ve been hiking in baggies for 20 years now. 1 Under Armour polyester short sleeve t-shirt   1 pair Injinji … Continue reading

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Epilogue

Epilogue 10/4/09 Backpacking the John Muir Trail exceeded my imaginings.  The 13 day itinerary provided a requisite physical challenge.  The Sierra, their changing landscape north to south, are spectacular; 13 days aren’t nearly enough to take it all in.  But … Continue reading

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Homeward

Homeward 9/5/09 Now it is time to find a ride into Lone Pine.  I ask about Bob Ennis, but no one has seen him, “He usually checks in at the store” says the woman at counter, and make a phone … Continue reading

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Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal

Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal 9/5/09; Distance Traveled = 15.0 miles “Steve.  Steve.”  It is just after midnight.  Jon and I crawl out of our sleeping bags and size the situation.  The full moon is bright; the granite everywhere reflects … Continue reading

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Wallace Creek to Guitar Lake

Wallace Creek to Guitar Lake 9/4/09; Distance Traveled = 7.1 miles Jon and I are in no particular hurry today.   We have 7 miles to cover before dinner, and then if the weather permits and the Smithsonian Hut is unlocked … Continue reading

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