John Muir Trail-Donahue Pass to Lyell Canyon

6.22.16 (JMT) Wed. We wake with a strong determination to get on the trail asap. I've already spied a lone hiker heading for the summit. I test out the snow around me and find it's hard and crunchy. This is what we want. But the morning is bright and warmer than we expected at this … Continue reading John Muir Trail-Donahue Pass to Lyell Canyon

John Muir Trail – Thousand Island to Southern Base of Donahue Pass

6.21.16 (Tues) JMT We wake at 6:30 am to a bright clear sky. We take 3 hours to break camp. Very hard to leave such a beautiful site. We hike out and back up the same trail we descended last night. Up, up, up. I'm short of breath. I stop every 50-100 paces and breathe. … Continue reading John Muir Trail – Thousand Island to Southern Base of Donahue Pass

John Muir Trail – Devil’s Postpile to Shadow Lake

6.19.16 (Sun) JMT Cold this morning. Slept pretty good, up with the morning sun. Weather clear. Breakfast today and for the next several days consists of Muesli, premixed with protein powder, and a cup of instant black coffee. We mix each with water before consuming. I also add some raisins and nuts to the cereal … Continue reading John Muir Trail – Devil’s Postpile to Shadow Lake