Last Camp for JMT Hike

“Perched just below Kearsarge Pass on the West side at 10,945‘” The team hiked 8.7 miles, climbing 1,530′ and dropping 1,935’. Today they had an early morning thunderstorm at 8:45 am shortly after they started hiking at 7 am. The last camp is turned into a relaxing “spa” with a lake, tanning opportunities and George…

Early Start- High Elevation

The hikers started early at 7 am today. Yesterday’s trip was 8.88 miles with 1,967 feet up and also 1,403 down and they camped at 10,881 feet. Today will be the highest elevations of the trip at Forester’s Pass 13,200′. “Crossed the treeless Bighorn Plateau as a thunderstorm was rolling in. Raced to the tree…

Fist Bumps at Each Pass

“The Sierra are quite beautiful yet quite challenging and strenuous as we climb steeply up ad down everyday. We victoriously give fist bumps at the top of the pass.” Today they cross the High Sierra Trail and camp at Tindale Creek before the big climb to Forester’s Pass Monday. They have seen several pack trains…

Thunderstorms and elevation ups and downs

“The marmots seem to be posing” as the hikers go by according to our report. And there was an 8 inch trout swimming below where the hikers collected water last night! Lots of ups and downs with thunderstorms and rain yesterday and today. ” Everyone huddled in their tents” after making early afternoon camp. Hikers…

Over Army Pass!

The hikers made it over Army Pass 12, 300 ‘. This is a new record of elevation for a PasstoPass hike but it will be surpassed shortly at Forester’s Pass. According to Linda, they have a new game “Who can figure out the mystery of how the trail will get us over the massive wall?”…

JMT Hikers in Good Shape

We are getting limited information because of the high elevation. Yesterday was a great start “no altitude sickness and no afternoon thundershowers.” Dinner was at 4 pm and most hikers in bed by 6 pm after an early morning start. “Fun companionship!” The hikers are up early and hiking by 8 am today. It looks…

Trip 7 John Muir Trail

The hikers are off to an early start at 7 am from Cottonwood Lake, elevation 11,040 feet. They are heading to New Army Pass 3.8 miles ele. 12,310. They are acclimitizing to the elevation and drinking lots of water, Follow their path on “Track the Hikers” page on the California Trip link. We are waiting…

Hikes Ready to Start & Podcast

July 7, 2021 8 energetic hikers with be on the John Muir Trail in California as our first hike of 2021. We are excited to “track the hikers” and read about their adventures in blog posts too. Donations welcome for our gear and llama rentals. Bill Meyer and Derek Torry were recently interviewed for the…

WTA First Place Photo

Hiro ( Hike #1 2020) submitted a photo and won first Place in the “Trail Family” category for Washington Trails Association and it is also featured on the March 2021 calendar page. Great job! “Of all the photos in the contest this year, this image alone stood out as one of the most joyful and…

Lots of Interest for 2021

Trip 3 shows their masks! Our COVID protocols kept our hikers safe with no reports of COVID a month after hiking finished. A> C. Woolnaugh spoke about Pass to Pass at the NW Parkinson’s Foundation online conference and Dr. Joe Quinn wrote a personal one page article for the OHSU Parkinson Center Update Summer 2020…

Thanks from Llamas and a Video

Llamas  sent a thank you!  “Dear PasstoPass folks, Thank you for the fun adventure, great company, beautiful scenery and your kindness. We enjoyed the trip. The carrots at the end were especially appreciated. Happy Trails, Gina and Amos, llamas.” Eric Matson of Hike #2 made a MP4 compilation video to share of the team hiking…

Trip 3– Day 6 Success!

“Nice night with lots of stars! Just about packed and ready to go. Its gonna be hot so we’re happy for the early start. Mozzies are vicious!” As you can see from Eric’s GPS of Google Earth from Trip 2 below, Mount Rainier dominates the hike. Team 3 should be at White Pass by around…