John Muir Trail half through-hike: 2008 re-do

Happy Labor Day folks.

Hope you’re enjoying your time away from work.

As promised, I’m posting a detailed rundown of this week’s JMT hike.  And, as you read this, the guys and I are probably halfway to the Eastern side of Yosemite National Park, where we’ll begin our journey with high hopes of finishing what Anthony started last year and couldn’t finish.  Tomorrow (as you read this), we’ll hit the trail around 9:30am after gathering our passes and bear-canisters from the ranger station.

Below you can see the waypoints we’ve fed into the GPS we’re taking, and sort of track our progress.  Day two is our highest elevation day, while day five is our longest haul.  We pass through civilization only once when we go through the Mammoth area on day four, stopping in the Red’s Meadow area and maybe grabbing a real sit-down meal and a thermal shower from the hot-springs.  Aside from that, it’s miles and miles of scenic high-Sierra backcountry.  Check it:

Sorry for the fuzziness, I didn’t do it all html-table fancy like I did last year and just used a screencap of our Excel file.

If you’re so inclined, you can click on the following links to get an aeriel veiw of where we plan to camp each night (providing we stick to the schedule above): Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday afternoon (exit point).

And, that’s about it.  If we happen to have wireless access at Red’s Meadow I think I’ll try and scramble off a quick post on our progress up until that point.  If not, look for me back here in a week.

Wish us well!

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