John Muir Trail: Scenery galore

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Peaks in the distance, forest and meadow below and rocks under our feet.

We entered Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks area, covering 20 miles in 2 days to reach Guitar Lake where we spent 2 nights. The trail eventually led us along Rock Creek where our second campsite was located. The next morning we had just over 3,000 feet of elevation gain before finally reaching (dragging ourselves) up to our Guitar Lake camp.

Guitar Lake, elevation 11,400 feet, is a popular starting point for the iconic Mt. Whitney climb. Due to the quickly changing weather conditions at the top of Whitney, morning is considered the best time to start the 3,100 foot climb…and the earlier, the better. Our group of climbing hopefuls was scheduled for a 4:00 am breakfast call. Who would attempt the climb? Who would make it to the top?

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4 thoughts on “John Muir Trail: Scenery galore

  1. Jackie Bachman

    How exciting! Who made it to the top?

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  2. Lori OliverTierney

    How wonderful. I am living vicariously through your photos and adventure. Hiking the JMT changed my life. I’m pretty sure it will yours too. Happy trails

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    • We’ve learned from every trek we walked. The good and the bad. Getting out into the wilderness and unplugging from everyday life is about as healthy as you can hope to be!

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