JMT Day 18 – Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal

Wow, this is it! There is so much adrenalin from the culmination of the journey, the thought of being on top of the highest mountain in the lower 48, the thought of real food and a real bed and the accomplishment of completing the JMT, you are bursting with energy instead of the thought of …

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JMT Day 15 – South Fork Woods Creek to Bubbs Creek

I know, a broken record, but another "best day hiking ever". IMO, the biggest differentiator in going Southbound on the JMT is the progression of views and experiences. I would much prefer to have them increase in awesomeness, as opposed to decrease, as the hike progresses. I was on the trail by 7:30am, looking forward …

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JMT Day 13 – Deer Creek to South Fork Kings River

Well, another day, another record "best day hiking ever"! And no, it doesn't get boring. After getting off early (7:25am), I felt mentally prepared for the rigors of the Golden Staircase that we have heard since near the beginning of the hike. I really focused on taking it slow and steady with continued progress. Fortunately, …

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