John Muir Trail ‘15

2015 was one of the driest years on record and I was lucky enough to hike through the John Muir Trail SoBo and experience the High Sierra during this waterless year..

El Capitan

El Capitan

Half Dome

Half Dome

Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

El Capitan Meadow

El Capitan Meadow

Glacier Point

Glacier Point

Start of the JMT overlooking Nevada Falls

Start of the JMT overlooking Nevada Falls

CLoud’s Rest looking towards Yosemite Valley

CLoud’s Rest looking towards Yosemite Valley

Cloud’s Rest looking towards Tuolumne Meadows

Cloud’s Rest looking towards Tuolumne Meadows

Cathedral Peak

Cathedral Peak

Lower Cathedral Lake

Lower Cathedral Lake

Thousand Island Lake

Thousand Island Lake

Banner Peak

Banner Peak

Thousand Island Lake and Banner Peak

Thousand Island Lake and Banner Peak

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Red’s Meadow

Red’s Meadow

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Camping near Tully Hole

Camping near Tully Hole

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Leaving John Muir Wilderness, entering King’s Canyon National Park

Leaving John Muir Wilderness, entering King’s Canyon National Park

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Sapphire Lake

Sapphire Lake

Muir Pass - Muir Hut

Muir Pass - Muir Hut

Reaching the top of Muir Pass on a dry year

Reaching the top of Muir Pass on a dry year

Descending Muir Pass SOBO on a dry year

Descending Muir Pass SOBO on a dry year

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The Golden Staircase

The Golden Staircase

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Rae Lakes and the Painted Lady

Rae Lakes and the Painted Lady

Tent view of the Painted Lady

Tent view of the Painted Lady

Rae Lakes

Rae Lakes

Glen Pass

Glen Pass

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Climbing up to Forester Pass

Climbing up to Forester Pass

Top of Forester Pass on a dry year

Top of Forester Pass on a dry year

Looking back on Forester Pass

Looking back on Forester Pass

Mt. Whitney comes into view for the first time

Mt. Whitney comes into view for the first time

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Layers from Guitar Lake

Layers from Guitar Lake

Sunset on Mt. Whitney - last sunset on the JMT

Sunset on Mt. Whitney - last sunset on the JMT

Final night on the JMT

Final night on the JMT

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Some of the amazing friends I made on the JMT