John Muir Trail 2003
Brian and I hiked the John Muir trail starting in Yosemite Valley August 24th and ending in Whitney Portal on September 11th, a distance of 222 miles. We met and started hiking with two hikers from Southern CA at Red's Meadows, another Brian and Dave. Dave's partner, Brian dropped out at Vermillion Resort but Dave continued on with us to the end.
The links below are a record of the highlights of the trip. Within the links are lots of photos with descriptions.
Photos and text are copyright Buck Forester and may not be reproduced without the consent of the author - Buck Forester aka Brian.
|Sunday - Day 1 - Yosemite Valley to base of Sunrise
Mountain - 10 miles
Monday - Day 2 - Base of Sunrise Mountain to Tuolumne Meadows - 14 miles
Tuesday - Day 3 - Tuolomne Meadows to Kuna Creek - 8 miles
Wednesday - Day 4 - Kuna Creek to Thousand Island Lake - 11 miles
Thursday - Day 5 - Thousand Island Lake to Red's Meadow - 14 miles
Friday - Day 6 - Red's Meadow to Purple Lake - 14 miles
Saturday - Day 7 - Purple Lake to Vermillion Resort - 17 miles
Sunday - Day 8 - Vermillion Resort to Quail Meadows - 2 miles
Monday - Day 9 - Quail Meadows to Marie Lake - 13 miles
Tuesday - Day 10 - Marie Lake to Piute Trail Junction - 11 miles
Wednesday - Day 11 - Piute Trail Junction to Evolution Lake - 11 miles
Thursday - Day 12 - Evolution Lake to Big Pete Meadow - 12 miles
Friday - Day 13 - Big Pete Meadow to Lower Palisade Lake - 12 miles
Saturday - Day 14 - Lower Palisade Lake to Sawmill Pass Trail Junction - 18 miles
Sunday - Day 15 - Sawmill Pass Trail Junction to upper Rae Lake - 9 miles
Monday - Day 16 - Upper Rae Lake to Center Basin Trail Junction - 11 miles
Tuesday - Day 17 - Center Basin Trail Junction to Wright Creek - 15 miles
Wednesday - Day 18 - Wright Creek to below Guitar Lake - 7 miles
Thursday - Day 19 - below Guitar Lake to Whitney Portal - 17 miles