Today’s report from the Trip 8 team:
“We’re at camp! Thousand Island Lake, a 9.4-mile day. Passed over Thousand Island Pass at 10,250 feet. … No rain today, yet. Camp is set up and tents are dried out. The boys are debating the differences in calculus; whatever!”
John Muir Trail basics
According to Wikipedia:
From its northern point in Yosemite Valley, the John Muir Trail (JMT) in California “runs southeast, passing south of Half Dome and then on to Tuolumne Meadows. From Tuolumne Meadows, the trail turns south, running parallel to the main range of the Sierra Nevada, through Yosemite National Park, Inyo, and Sierra national forests (including the John Muir Wilderness and Ansel Adams Wilderness), passing through Devils Postpile National Monument, Kings Canyon National Park, and ending on Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Park. From the southern point of the JMT at the summit of Mount Whitney, an additional 10.6-mile hike on the Mount Whitney Trail is required to reach the nearest trailhead at Whitney Portal, thus making an end-to-end traverse of the JMT effectively 221 miles.”
The Trip 8 team is hiking about 65 miles of the JMT, without pack llamas.
Thursday’s planned campsite is at Rosalie Lake, about a 7-mile day. On Saturday the team is scheduled to reach Devils Postpile National Monument.